INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OF CHOCRÓN CHOCRÓN v. VENEZUELA JUDGMENT OF JULY 1, 2011 (Preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs) In the Case of Chocrón Chocrón, 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 Leonardo A. Franco, Vice President Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge Margarette May Macaulay, Judge Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge; also present, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary;2 in accordance with Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Articles 30, 32, 38, 56, 57, 58 and 61 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court3 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), delivers this judgment, structured as follows: 1 Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez advised the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this judgment. 2 Deputy Secretary Emilia Segares Rodríguez advised the Court that, for reasons beyond her control, she would be unable to attend the deliberation of this judgment. 3 Under the provisions of Article 79(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court that entered into force on January 1, 2010, “[c]ontentious cases that have been submitted to the consideration of the Court before January 1, 2010, will continue to be processed until the delivery of a judgment in accordance with the previous Rules of Procedure.” Thus, the Court’s Rules of Procedure applied in this case correspond to the instrument approved by the Court at its forty-ninth regular session held from November 16 to 25, 2000, partially reformed during the eighty-second regular session held from January 19 to 31, 2009, and in force from March 24, 2009, to January 1, 2010.

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