Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of the Plan de Sánchez Massacre v. Guatemala Judgment of November 19, 2004 (Reparations) In the Case of the Plan de Sánchez Massacre, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”), 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 Diego García-Sayán, Judge, and Alejandro Sánchez Garrido, Judge ad hoc, also present, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary, in accordance with Articles 29, 56, 57 and 58 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), and Article 63(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”), delivers this judgment. I INTRODUCTION OF THE CASE 1. On July 31, 2002, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”) filed an application against the State of Guatemala (hereinafter “the State” or “Guatemala”), before the Inter-American Court, originating from petition No. 11,763, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on October 25, 1996. 2. The Commission submitted the application, based on Article 61 of the American Convention, for the Court to “declare that the State was internationally responsible [...] for violations to the rights to humane treatment, judicial protection, a fair trial, [...] equal protection, freedom of conscience and religion, and [...] property, in relation to the obligation to respect rights, which are embodied in Articles 5, 8, 25, 24, 12, 21 and 1[(1)] of the American Convention.” In the

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