INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS CASE OF THE SARAMAKA PEOPLE V. SURINAME JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 12, 2008 (INTERPRETATION OF THE JUDGMENT ON PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS, MERITS, REPARATIONS, AND COSTS) In the Case of the Saramaka People, 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; Diego García Sayán, Judge; Leonardo Franco, Judge; Margarette May Macaulay, Judge, and Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge; also present, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Registrar; pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides on the request for interpretation of the Judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations, and costs issued by the Court on November 28, 2007 in the Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname (hereinafter “the request for interpretation”), submitted by the State of Suriname (hereinafter “Suriname” or “the State”). * Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles, and Deputy Registrar Emilia Segares Rodríguez informed the Tribunal that, for reasons of force majeur, they could not be present during the deliberation of this Judgment.

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