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 1 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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