ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
OF JULY 4, 2006
THE CASE OF EL AMPARO
COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on merits delivered in El Amparo v. Venezuela by the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American
Court”) of January 18, 1995.
2.
The judgment on reparations delivered by the Court in this case on
September 14, 1996.
3.
The Order of the Court of November 28, 2002, on compliance with judgment
in this case, in which it considered that the State of Venezuela (hereinafter “the
State”) “ha[d] paid the compensation due,” but that “the interest owed because of
the delay in paying the reparations was pending payment,” and decided, inter alia:
[…]
2.
That the State shall pay the next of kin of the victims and surviving victims the
interest owed because of the delay in paying the reparations, which amounts to
US$28,751.44 (twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and fifty-one United States dollars
and forty-four cents).
3.
That the State shall submit to the Court by March 30, 2003, at the latest, a
detailed report on the measures taken to comply with the ruling of the Court in [the]
[...] Order.
[…]

4.
The notes of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court (hereinafter “the
Secretariat”) of October 7 and December 19, 2003, in which it requested the State to
send, as soon as possible, the report that it should have submitted by March 30,
2003 (supra note 3). It also requested the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) and the
representatives of the victims and their next of kin (hereinafter “the
representatives”) to submit any information they possessed and deemed pertinent
by February 23, 2004, at the latest.
5.
The brief of the representatives of February 23, 2004, in which they stated
that the State had “failed to comply with its obligation to investigate the facts and to
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Judge Oliver Jackman informed the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be
unable to attend the deliberation of this Order.

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