Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Blake v. Guatemala

Judgment of October 1, 1999

(Interpretation of the Judgment of Reparations and Costs)

In the Blake case,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), composed of the following judges:
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President
Máximo Pacheco-Gómez, Vice-President
Hernán Salgado-Pesantes, Judge
Oliver Jackman, Judge
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Judge
Sergio García-Ramírez, Judge
Carlos Vicente de Roux-Rengifo, Judge and
Alfonso Novales-Aguirre, Judge ad hoc;
also present,
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary and
Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary
in accordance with Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Convention” or “the Inter-American Convention”) and Articles 29.2
and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”)
decides on the request for interpretation of the judgment pronounced by the Court
on January 22, 1999, in the Blake case (hereinafter “the judgment on reparations”),
presented by the State of Guatemala (hereinafter “the State” or “Guatemala”) on
April 21, 1999.
In accordance with Article 67 of the Convention, the Court is competent to
interpret its judgments and, when considering the request for interpretation, it shall
be composed, whenever possible, of the same judges who delivered the respective
judgment (Article 58.3 of the Rules of Procedure). On this occasion, the Court is
composed of the judges who delivered the judgment on reparations, the
interpretation of which has been requested by Guatemala.

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