Convicted killer JORAN VAN DER SLOOT may have his conviction overturned.

The Dutch thug who was convicted of killing Stephany Flores may be back in court by the end of the year fighting to have his sentence overturned, reported.

"The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights are going to givea final decision by December," van der Sloot's lawyer, Aldo-Favio Cotrina, revealed.

"They could reverse the case and order a new trial to have his sentence reduced," he explained. "This is very good news for Joran!"

As The ENQUIRER previously reported the 25-year-old Dutchman is currently serving a 28 year sentence in Peru's maximum security Piedras Gordas prison for the May 2010 murder of student Stephany Flores, 21.

After being imprisoned for the violent murder since June 2010, Joran pleaded guilty two days before the sentence was handed down.

His attorney at the time argued that his client killed Flores as a result of "extreme psychological trauma" he suffered from the intense scrutiny thrust upon him after the 2005 disappearance of an Alabama teenager on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Since then his current legal team led by Maximo Altez Navarro and Cotrina have filed appeals against the lengthy sentence in both Peru and Washington DC, claiming the judges did not take into consideration his prior confession which may have been coerced under durress.

"A letter was sent to us from the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights last month confirming that they have accepted his case," Cotrina said.