Order of the President of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
March 14, 2008
Case of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community
v. Nicaragua
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
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The judgment on merits, reparations and costs delivered in the Mayagna
(Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua by the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American Court”) on August 31, 2001,1 in
the operative paragraphs of which, it:
decide[d]
3.
[…] that the State must adopt in its domestic law, pursuant to Article 2 of the
American Convention on Human Rights, the legislative, administrative, and any other
measures necessary to create an effective mechanism for the delimitation, demarcation, and
titling of the property of indigenous communities, in accordance with their customary law,
values, customs and mores, pursuant to paragraphs 138 and 164 of th[e] Judgment.
4.
[…] that the State must carry out the delimitation, demarcation, and titling of the
lands of the members of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community and, until that
delimitation, demarcation and titling has been done, it must abstain from any acts that might
lead the agents of the State itself, or third parties acting with its acquiescence or its
tolerance, to affect the existence, value, use or enjoyment of the property located in the
geographic area where the members of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community live
and carry out their activities, in accordance with paragraphs 153 and 164 of th[e] Judgment.
[…]
6.
[…] that, in equity, as reparation for non-pecuniary damage, within 12 months the
State must invest the sum of US$50,000 (fifty thousand United States dollars) in works or
services of collective interest for the benefit of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community,
by common agreement with the Community and under the supervision of the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights, pursuant to paragraph 167 of th[e] Judgment
[…]
7.
[…] that, in equity, the State must pay the members of the Mayagna (Sumo) Awas
Tingni Community, through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the sum of
US$30,000 (thirty thousand United States dollars) for expenses and costs incurred by the
members of that Community and their representatives in the domestic proceedings and in
the international proceedings before the inter-American protection system, pursuant to
paragraph 169 of th[e] Judgment.
[…]

The Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v. Nicaragua. Merits, reparations and costs.
Judgment of August 31, 2001. Series C No. 79.

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