Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of López-Álvarez v. Honduras
Judgment of February 1, 2006
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the case of López Álvarez,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”, “the InterAmerican Court”, or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges**:
Sergio García Ramírez, President;
Alirio Abreu Burelli, Vice-President;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge, and
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, 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 Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 29, 31, 56,
and 58 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”),
delivers the present Judgment.

I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE

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Judge Diego García-Sayán informed the Court that, due to reasons of force majeure, he could not
be present in the deliberation and signing of the present Judgment.

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