Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Goiburú et al. v. Paraguay
Judgment of September 22, 2006
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Goiburú et al. case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”), composed of the following judges**:
Sergio García Ramírez, President
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice President
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge, and
Diego García-Sayán, Judge.
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary;
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 29, 31,
53(2), 55, 56 and 58 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of
Procedure”), delivers this judgment.
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INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
On June 8, 2005, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 50 and 61 of
the American Convention, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) lodged before
the Court an application against the State of Paraguay (hereinafter “the State” or
“Paraguay”) originating from petitions Nos. 11,560, 11,665 and 11,667 received by
the Secretariat of the Commission on December 6, 1995, and July 31, 1996,
respectively. In the application, the Commission requested the Court to declare that
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Judge Oliver Jackman advised the Court that, owing to circumstances beyond his control, he
would be unable to attend the seventy-second regular session; consequently, he did not take part in the
deliberation and signature of this judgment.

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