Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of April 29, 2009
Case of Chaparro-Alvarez and Lapo-Iñiguez v. Ecuador
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on Merits, Reparations, and Costs (hereinafter the “Judgment”)
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the
Inter-American Court”) on November 21, 2007, whereby it decided that:
[…]
8. The State [had to] eliminate forthwith the names of Mr. Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and
Mr. Freddy Hernán Lapo Íñiguez from the public records in which they still appear with a
criminal record, under the terms of paragraphs 258 to 260 of the […] Judgment.
9. The State [had to] immediately inform the relevant private institutions that they should
eliminate from their records any reference to Mr. Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and Mr. Freddy
Hernán Lapo Íñiguez as authors or suspects of the criminal act of which they were accused in
this case, in accordance with paragraph 260 of the […] Judgment.
10. The State [had to] publicize the […] Judgment, within six months from notification of the
Judgment, under the terms of paragraphs 261 to 265 thereof.
11. The State [had to] adapt its legislation, within a reasonable timeframe, to the parameters
of the American Convention on Human Rights, under the terms of paragraphs 266 to 269 of
[the] Judgment.
12. The State [had to] adopt forthwith all the administrative or other measures necessary to
eliminate de oficio the criminal record of those persons acquitted or whose cases are
dismissed. Also, within a reasonable timeframe, it [had to] implement the pertinent legislative
measures to this end, under the terms of paragraph 270 of [the] Judgment.
13. The State and Mr. Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez [had to] submit to an arbitration
procedure to establish the amounts corresponding to pecuniary damage, under the terms of
paragraphs 232 and 233 of [the] Judgment.
14. The State [had to] pay Mr. Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and Mr. Freddy Hernán Lapo
Íñiguez the amounts established in paragraphs 232, 234, 238, 240, 242, 245, 252, 253 and
281 of [the] Judgment, to compensate them for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage and for
reimbursement of costs and expenses, within one year from notification of the Judgment,
under the terms of paragraphs 283 to 287 thereof.
[…]

2.
The Judgment of Interpretation of the Judgment of Preliminary Objections, Merits,
Reparations, and Costs issued by the Court on November 26, 2008, whereby it decided:
1. To declare inadmissible the request for interpretation of the Judgment of Preliminary
Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs delivered on November 21, 2007, under the terms of
paragraphs 20 and 21 of the ruling.
[…]

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