ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF FEBRUARY 21, 2011
CASE OF ESCUÉ ZAPATA v. COLOMBIA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
The Judgment on Merits, Reparations, and Costs (hereinafter the
“Judgment”) handed down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter the “Court,” the “Inter-American Court,” or the “Tribunal”) on July 4,
2007, as well as the Interpretation of the Judgment issued by the Court on May
The Order of the President of the Court of April 29, 2010, whereby the
Republic of Colombia (hereinafter the “State” or “Colombia”), the representatives
of the victim (hereinafter the “representatives”), and the Inter-American
Commission (hereinafter the “Inter-American Commission” or the “Commission”)
were called to attend a private hearing on Monitoring Compliance with the
Judgment so as to analyze the implementation of the reparation measure
provided for in Operative Paragraph Twelve of the Judgment, which refers to
medical, psychiatric, and psychological treatment, as well as similar measures
ordered in seven other cases.1
The Court’s Order of May 18, 2010, whereby it declared that:
The State has completely fulfilled the following obligations:
To pay pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages as well as reimburse costs and
expenses (Operative Paragraph Eight of the Judgment);
To create a fund that bears the name “Germán Escué Zapata,” that the
Community may use to carry out works or services of collective interest to its
benefit (Operative Paragraph Ten of the Judgment); and,
To hold a public act acknowledging [its] responsibility (Operative Paragraph
Fourteen of the Judgment).
The Court will maintain the proceedings for monitoring compliance open with respect
to the following obligations that are pending fulfillment:
Case of 19 Tradesmen v. Colombia. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of July 5,
2004. Series C No. 109; Case of Gutiérrez Soler v. Colombia. Merits, Reparations and Costs.
Judgment of September 12, 2005. Series C No. 132; Case of the "Mapiripán Massacre" v. Colombia.
Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of September 15, 2005. Series C No. 134; Case of the
Pueblo Bello Massacre v. Colombia. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of January 31, 2006.
Series C No. 140; Case of the Ituango Massacres v. Colombia. Preliminary Objections, Merits,
Reparations and Costs. Judgment of July 1, 2006. Series C No. 148; Case of La Rochela Massacre v.
Colombia. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of May 11, 2007. Series C No. 163, and Case of
Valle Jaramillo et el. v. Colombia. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of November 27, 2008.
Series C No. 192.