INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF GUDIEL ÁLVAREZ ET AL. (“DIARIO MILITAR”) v. GUATEMALA
JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 20, 2012
(Merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Gudiel Álvarez et al.,
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
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge, and
Alberto Pérez Pérez, 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 with Articles 31, 32, 64,
65 and 67 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court 2 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”),
delivers this Judgment structured as follows:

1

Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi advised the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be unable to
attend the deliberation and signature of this Judgment.
2

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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