Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Case of Caesar v. Trinidad and Tobago

Judgment of March 11, 2005
(Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Case of Caesar,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court", "the InterAmerican Court", or "the Tribunal"), composed of the following judges:
Sergio García-Ramírez, President;
Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Vice-President;
Oliver Jackman, Judge;
Antônio A. Cançado-Trindade, Judge;
Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Judge;
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge; and
Diego García-Sayán, Judge;
Also present,
Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Secretary; and
Emilia Segares-Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary;
Pursuant to Articles 29, 31, 56, and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court
(hereinafter "the Rules of Procedure" or "the Rules"),1 delivers the present
Judgment.

I
INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE
1.
The present Case was submitted to the Court by the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission" or "the Inter-American
Commission") against the State of Trinidad and Tobago (hereinafter "the State" or
"Trinidad and Tobago") on February 26, 2003, originating from the petition No.
12.147, which was received at the Commission's Secretariat on May 13, 1999.

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The present Judgment is delivered according to the terms of the Court’s Rules of Procedure
approved by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights during its XLIX Ordinary Period of Sessions by
Order of November 24, 2000, which entered into force on June 1, 2001, and according to the partial
amendment approved by the Court during its LXI Ordinary Period of Sessions by Order of November 25,
2003, which entered into force on January 1, 2004.

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