Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Lori Berenson-Mejía v. Peru

Judgment of June 23, 2005
(Interpretation of the Judgment
of Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the case of Lori Berenson-Mejía,
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court”,
“the Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges*:
Sergio García-Ramírez, President;
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Vicepresident;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Judge; and
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge.
also present,
Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Secretary; an
Emilia Segares-Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary,
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter the
“Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Rules of Procedure of
the Court (hereinafter “the Rules”), decides on the petition for the interpretation of the
judgment on the merits, reparations, and costs rendered by the Court on November
25, 2004, in the case of Lori Berenson-Mejía (hereinafter, “the request for
interpretation”), filed by the representatives of the victim and her relatives
(hereinafter, “the representatives”) on March 2, 2005.
Judge Diego García-Sayán, a Peruvian national, excused himself from hearing this case, pursuant to
sections 19(2) of the Statute and 19 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court, and also because a judge ad hoc
has been appointed since October 2002. Moreover, although the judge ad hoc Juan Federico D. Monroy
Gálvez did not participate in the debate previous to rendering the instant Judgement that took place at the
seat of the Court in San José, Costa Rica, the Court consulted him on the criterion it had adopted, and he
agreed with the decision of the Court.

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