INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF CHINCHILLA SANDOVAL V. GUATEMALA
JUDGMENT OF FEBRUARY 29, 2016
(Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of Chinchilla Sandoval et al. v. Guatemala,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges:
Roberto F. Caldas, President
Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, Vice President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Alberto Pérez, Judge;
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge, and
Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to Articles 54(3), 62(3) and 63 (1) of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”), Article 5(3) of the Statute of
the Inter-American Court and Articles 17(1), 31, 32, 42, 65 and 67 of its Rules of Procedure
(hereinafter “the Rules”), delivers this judgment, structured as follows:

This Judgment was issued during the 113 Regular Session of the Court. Pursuant to Articles 54(3) of the
American Convention on Human Rights, 5(3) of the Statute of the Court and 17(1) of its Rules of Procedure, “Judges
whose term has expired shall continue to exercise their functions in the cases that they have begun to hear and that
are still pending.” Therefore, Judges Manuel E. Ventura Robles and Alberto Pérez Pérez participated in the deliberation
and signing of this Judgment. For reasons of force majeure, Judge Diego García-Sayán did not participate in the
deliberation and signing of this Judgment.
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