Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of November 19, 2009
Case of Goiburú et al. v. Paraguay
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

Having Seen:
1.
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter, the "Judgment")
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the "Court", "the InterAmerican Court” or the “Tribunal”) on September 22, 2006, whereby it decided,
unanimously, that:
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5.
The State must immediately carry out the necessary procedures to activate and conclude
effectively, within a reasonable time, the investigation to determine the masterminds and
perpetrators of the acts committed to the detriment of Agustín Goiburú Giménez, Carlos José
Mancuello Bareiro, Rodolfo Ramírez Villalba and Benjamín Ramírez Villalba, and also complete the
criminal proceedings that have been filed. In addition, these results should be published by the
State within a reasonable time. In this regard, in the terms of paragraphs 123 to 132 and 164 to
166 of the judgment, the State should adopt the necessary measures of a diplomatic or judicial
nature to prosecute and punish all those responsible for the violations committed, furthering by
all possible means the necessary extradition requests under the pertinent domestic norms or
international law. Moreover, Paraguay and the other States Parties to the Convention should
collaborate to eliminate the impunity of the violations committed in this case by the prosecution
and, if applicable, punishment of those responsible and should collaborate in good faith, either
through the extradition of those responsible for the facts or by prosecuting them on their own
territory.
6.
The State must proceed immediately to seek and locate Agustín Goiburú Giménez,
Carlos José Mancuello, Rodolfo Ramírez Villalba and Benjamín Ramírez Villalba and, if their
remains are found, it must deliver them to their next kin forthwith and cover the costs of their
burial, in the terms of paragraph 172 of the judgment.
7.
The State must organize, within six months, a public act acknowledging responsibility
and in reparation, in the terms of paragraph 173 of the judgment.
8.
The State must publish once, within six months, in the official gazette and in another
newspaper with widespread national circulation, paragraphs 39 to 41 and 48 to 54 of the chapter
on the partial acquiescence; the proven facts of this judgment, without the corresponding
footnotes; the chapter entitled “the State’s international responsibility in the context of this
case”; the considering paragraphs 80 to 104 and 111 to 113, and the operative paragraphs
hereof, in the terms of paragraph 175 thereof.
9.
The State must provide all the next of kin of Agustín Goiburú Giménez, Carlos José
Mancuello, Rodolfo Ramírez Villalba and Benjamín Ramírez Villalba with appropriate treatment
including medicines, after they have given their corresponding consent, as of notification of […]
judgment and for all the time necessary, without any charge and through the national health
services, in the terms of paragraph 176 of the judgment.

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The President of the Tribunal, Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga, and Judge Leonardo A. Franco informed the
Court that, due to force majeure reasons, they Could not participate in the deliberation and signature of this Order.

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