Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of July 3, 2007
Case of the Serrano Cruz Sisters v. El Salvador
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs (hereinafter, “the Judgment”) issued
by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Court” or “the InterAmerican Court”) of March 1, 2005.
2.
The Order issued in Compliance with Judgment by the Court on September 22, 2006,
in which it:
DECLAR[ED]:
1.

That, as indicated in Considering paragraph 9 of th[e] Order, the State has complied totally with:
(a)
Establishment of a link to the complete text of the Judgment on merits, reparations, and
costs on the search web page (ninth operative paragraph of the Judgment of March 1, 2005);
(b)
Payment to Suyapa Serrano Cruz of the amount established in paragraph 152 of the
Judgment […], for the expenses related to pecuniary damage suffered by the next of kin of the
victims, some of which were assumed by the Asociación Pro-Búsqueda (twelfth operative
paragraph of the Judgment of March 1, 2005);
(c)
Payment of the amounts established in paragraph 160 of the Judgment […], as
compensation for the non-pecuniary damage caused to the victims and their next of kin, in favor
of Ernestina Serrano Cruz, Erlinda Serrano Cruz, María Victoria Cruz Franco, and Suyapa, José
Fernando, Oscar, Martha, Arnulfo and María Rosa, all Serrano Cruz (thirteenth operative
paragraph of the Judgment of March 1, 2005). If the amounts deposited in favor of Ernestina and
Erlinda Serrano Cruz are not claimed by them within ten years, the State shall proceed as
established in paragraph 210 and in the nineteenth operative paragraph of the Judgment […] ;
and
(d)
The organization of a public act acknowledging its responsibility for the violations
declared in the Judgment, and in reparation to the victims and their next of kin (eighth operative
paragraph of the Judgment of March 1, 2005).

2.
That, as indicated in the eleventh Considering paragraph of th[e] Order, the State has complied
partially with:
(a)
Creation of a web page to trace those who disappeared (seventh operative paragraph of
the Judgment of March 1, 2005; and
(b)
Payment of the amounts established for reimbursement of costs and expenses
(fourteenth operative paragraph of the Judgment of March 1, 2005).

*

Judge Diego García-Sayán excused himself from hearing the present case, pursuant to Articles 19(2) of the
Statute and Article 19 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Consequently, he did
not participate in the delivery of the Judgment or in this order.

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