INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF PALMA MENDOZA ET AL. V. ECUADOR
JUDGMENT OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
PRELIMINARY OBJECTION AND MERITS
In the case of Palma Mendoza 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
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) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter also
“the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Articles 31, 32, 42, 65, and 67 of the
Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers this
Judgment, structured as follows:

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Judge Margarette May Macaulay advised the Court that, for reasons beyond her control, she would be
unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this Judgment.
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The Court’s Rules of Procedure approved by the Court at its eighty-fifth regular session held from
November 16 to 28, 2009.

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