INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF CASTILLO GONZÁLEZ ET AL. v. VENEZUELA
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 27, 2012
(Merits)

In the case of Castillo González et al.,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice-President;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge;
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge, and
Also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
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 31, 32, 42, 65,
and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court 1 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), issues
this Judgment, which is structured as follows:

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE ……………………………………………………………………….3
II. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT …………………………………………………………4
III. JURISDICTION……………………………………………………………………………………. 6
IV. EVIDENCE……………………………………………………………………………………………..6

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Rule of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court in its Eighty-fifth Regular Period of Sessions held on
November 16-28, 2009.

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