INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF MOHAMED v. ARGENTINA
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 23, 2012
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Mohamed,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”), composed of the following judges:1
Diego García-Sayán, President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice-President;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge, and
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
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 American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 42(6),
65 and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court2 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”),
renders the following Judgment structured as follows:

1
Pursuant to Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
applicable in this case, (infra note 2), which establishes that “In the cases referred to in Article 44 of the
Convention, a Judge who is a national of the respondent State shall not be able to participate in the hearing
and deliberation of the case,” Judge Leonardo A. Franco, of Argentine nationality, did not participate in the
processing of this case or in the deliberation and signing of this Judgment.
2
Rules of Procedure of the Court approved by the Court in its Eighty-fifth Regular Period of Sessions
held on November 16 to 28, 2009.

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