Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of January 27, 2009
Case of the “Street Children” (Villagrán Morales et al.)
v. Guatemala
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN,
1.
The Judgment on the merits passed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Court”, “the Inter-American Court” or “the Tribunal”) on November 19,
1999.
2.

The Judgment on reparations passed by the Inter-American Court on May 26, 2001.

3.

The Order entered by the Court on November 27, 2003, whereby it:
Declar[ed]:
1.
That the State ha[d] complied with the compensation ordered for pecuniary and nonpecuniary damage (first, second, third and fourth operative paragraph of the judgment on reparations
[...]), except for the payment to Gerardo Adoriman Villagrán Morales, as indicated in subparagraphs
(a) and (b) of the [...] Order; with the designation of an educational center with a name allusive to
the young victims in this case and the placing in this center of a plaque with their names; with the
payment of the costs and expenses ordered in favor of the representatives of the victims’ next of kin,
and with the adoption of the necessary legislative measures to adapt Guatemalan legislation to Article
19 of the American Convention (fifth, seventh and ninth operative paragraph of the judgment on
reparations [...]), as indicated in subparagraphs 9(c), 9(d) and 9(e) of the [...] Order.
[…]

4.

The Order entered by the Court on June 14, 2005, whereby it:
Declar[ed]:
1.
That the State ha[d] complied with the provisions of the fourth and sixth operating
paragraphs of the Judgment on reparations […], as regards payment of the compensation for nonpecuniary damage to the benefit of Mr. Gerardo Adoriman Villagrán-Morales, and the obligation to
provide any other resources and implement any other measures necessary for transporting the mortal
remains of Henry Giovanni Contreras and its subsequent burial at the location selected by his
relatives.
[…]
[and] Decide[d]:
3.
To call upon the State to adopt all measures necessary to promptly and effectively comply
with the operative paragraphs pending compliance of the Judgment on reparations of the Court of
May 26, 2001, [on the measures adopted by the State to investigate, prosecute and punish those
responsible for the human right violations declared by the Court], in accordance with the provisions of
Article 68(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights.
[…]

5.
The Order of the President of the Court (hereinafter, “the President”) of November
11, 2008, whereby, exercising its power to monitor compliance with its decisions and in
consultation with the remaining judges of the Court, decided to call the Inter-American

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