ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF FEBRUARY 20, 2012
CASE OF EL AMPARO V. VENEZUELA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgments on merits, and on reparations and costs in this case delivered by
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”) on January 18, 1995, and September 14, 1996, respectively.
2.
The orders on monitoring compliance issued by the Court on November 28,
2002, July 4, 2006, and February 4, 2010. In the latter, the Court declared, inter alia:
1.

That it will keep open the monitoring proceedings until the pending operative
paragraph in this case has been complied with; namely, to continue the investigations
into the facts of this case and to punish those found responsible (fourth operative
paragraph of the judgment).

3.
The brief of June 28, 2010, in which the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
(hereinafter “the State” or “Venezuela”) forwarded information on compliance with the
fourth operative paragraph of the judgment on reparations.
4.
The brief of July 19, 2010, in which the representatives of the victims
(hereinafter also “the representatives”) forwarded their observations on the State’s
report.
5.
The brief of August 10, 2010, in which the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (hereinafter also “the Inter-American Commission” or “the
Commission”) forwarded its observations on the State’s report and on the brief of the
representatives.
6.
The note of the Secretariat of the Court of July 5, 2011, in which, on the
instructions of the President of the Court (hereinafter “the President”), it asked the
State to present, by September 2, 2011, at the latest, an updated report on
compliance with the fourth operative paragraph of the judgment on reparations. In
particular, the State was asked to present specific, clear and comprehensive
information, including:
a) All the actions that would be taken to investigate the facts of this case, to
identify and, as appropriate, to punish those responsible; the possible dates of
these actions, and the institutions or individuals who would take them, and

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