INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

CASE OF VÉLEZ LOOR V. PANAMA

JUDGMENT OF NOVEMBER 23, 2010
(Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the case of Vélez Loor,
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;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu-Blondet, Judge;
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge, and,
Eduardo Vio Grossi, Judge;
Also present:
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy 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,
38.6, 56.2, 58, 59, and 61 of the Court Rules of Procedure1 (hereinafter, the “Rules of
Procedure”), delivers this Judgment, with the following structure:

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As stipulated in Article 79(1) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure that entered into force on June 1,
2010, “[c]ontentious cases submitted to the consideration of the Court before January 1, 2010, will
continue to be processed in accordance with the preceding Rules of Procedure until the delivery of a
judgment.” Consequently, the Court’s Rules of Procedure mentioned in this judgment correspond to the
instrument approved by the Court at its forty-ninth regular session, held from November 16 to 25, 2000,
partially amended at its eighty-second regular session held from January 19 to 31, 2009, and that was in
force until March 24, 2009 until January 1, 2010.

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