Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of the “White Van” (Paniagua-Morales et al.) v. Guatemala Judgment of May 25, 2001 (Reparations and Costs) In the “White Van” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges1: Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, President Hernán Salgado Pesantes, Judge Oliver Jackman, Judge Alirio Abreu Burelli, Judge Sergio García Ramírez, Judge Carlos Vicente de Roux Rengifo, Judge and Edgar E. Larraondo Salguero, Judge ad hoc; also present, Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Secretary, and Renzo Pomi, Deputy Secretary, in accordance with Articles 29, 55 and 56 of the Rules of Procedure of the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American Court”), in relation to Article 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and considering the provisions of the sixth, seventh and eighth operative paragraphs of the judgment of March 8, 1998, delivers this judgment on reparations. I COMPETENCE 1. In accordance with the provisions of Articles 62 and 63(1) of the Convention, the Court is competent, to decide on reparations and costs and expenses in this case, since on May 25, 1978, the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “Guatemala” or “the State”) ratified the American Convention and on March 9, 1987, it recognized the contentious jurisdiction of the Court. 1 El Judge Máximo Pacheco Gómez informed the Court that, owing to circumstances beyond his control, he would be unable to attend the Fifty-first Regular Session of the Court; therefore, he did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this judgment.