Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of January 29, 2008
Case of Servellón-García et al. v. Honduras
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on the merits, reparations and costs issued on September 21, 2006
(hereinafter “the Judgment”) by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Court”, “the Inter-American Court”, or “the Court”,) by means of which the said
Court:
Decided that:

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8.
The State must seriously undertake, within a reasonable period of time, all actions necessary
to identify, prosecute, and, in its case, punish all the perpetrators and planners of the violations
committed in detriment of Marco Antonio Servellón-García, Rony Alexis Betancourth-Vásquez, Orlando
Álvarez-Ríos, and Diomedes Obed García-Sánchez, for criminal effects and any other that may result
from the investigation of the facts. For this, the State must remove, in a reasonable period of time, all
obstacles and mechanisms of fact and law that have maintained the impunity in the present case, in
the terms of paragraphs 192 through 196 of the present Judgment.
9.
The State must publish, within a six-month period, the Chapter on facts proven of this
Judgment, without the corresponding footnotes, and the operative part of the same, once, in the terms
of paragraph 197 of the present Judgment.
10.
The State must hold, within a six-month period, a public act of acknowledgment of its
international responsibility, in the terms of paragraph 198 of the present Judgment.
11.
The State must name, within a one-year period, a street or a plaza, in the city of Tegucigalpa,
in memory of Marco Antonio Servellón-García, Rony Alexis Betancourth-Vásquez, Diomedes Obed
García-Sánchez, and Orlando Álvarez- Ríos. The State must place a plaque on said street or park with
the names of the mentioned four victims, in the terms of paragraph 199 of the present Judgment.
12.
The State must establish, within a reasonable period of time, a program for the formation and
training of police and judicial personnel as well as personnel of the Public Prosecutors’ Office and of the
penitentiary regarding the special protection that must be offered by the State to children and
youngsters, the principle of equality and non-discrimination, and the principles and norms for the
protection of human rights, related to the application of international standards for the arrest of
people, respect for their rights and judicial guarantees, the treatment that they must receive, their
detention conditions, treatment, and medical control, the right to have an attorney, to receive visits,
and that minors and adults, as well as those being processed and those already convicted, be located
in different installations, in the terms of paragraph 200 of the present Judgment.
13.
The State must carry out, within a reasonable period of time, a campaign with the purpose of
creating awareness in the Honduran society regarding the importance of the protection of children and
youngsters, inform it of the specific duties for their protection that correspond to the family, society,
and the State, and make the population see that children and youngsters in situations of social risk are
not identified with delinquency. Likewise, the State must issue, within a one-year period, a postal
stamp allusive to the protection due by the State and society to children and youngsters in risky

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