INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OF MEJÍA IDROVO v. ECUADOR JUDGMENT OF JULY 5, 2011 (Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations, and Costs) In the case of Mejía Idrovo, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights∗ (hereinafter, the “Inter-American Court,” the “Court,” or the “Tribunal”), composed of the following judges: Diego García-Sayán, President; Leonardo A. Franco, Judge; Vice President Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge; Margarette May Macaulay, Judge; Rhadys Abreu-Blondet, Judge; Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge; Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge; and, Also present∗∗: Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, pursuant to Articles 62(3) and 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter, the “Convention” or the “American Convention”) and to Articles 30, 32, 38, 56, 57, 58, and 61 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court∗∗∗ (hereinafter, the “Rules of Procedure”), delivers this Judgment. ∗ Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez, informed the Court that for reasons of force majeure, he would not be present at the deliberation in this case. ∗∗ The Deputy Secretary, Emilia Segares Rodríguez, informed the Court that for reasons of force majeure she would not be present at the deliberation of this Judgment. ∗∗∗ Pursuant to that established in Article 79(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court that came into force on January 1, 2010, “[c]ontentious cases which have been submitted for the consideration of the Court before January 1, 2010, will continue to be processed, until the issuance of a judgment, in accordance to the previous Rules of Procedure,” and as such, the Rules of Procedure in this case correspond to the instrument approved by the Court in its XLIX Ordinary Period of Sessions held on November 16 to 25, 2000, partially amended by the Court in its LXXXII Ordinary Period of Sessiones, held on January 19 to 31, 2009, and that was in force since March 24, 2009 until January 1, 2010.

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