ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF FEBRUARY 27, 2012
CASE OF KAWAS FERNÁNDEZ v. HONDURAS
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 Inter-American
Court” or the “Court”) on April 3, 2009, in which it decided, inter alia, to order that the
State must:
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8.
[…] pay Blanca Fernández, Selsa Damaris Watt Kawas, Jaime Alejandro Watt Kawas,
Jacobo Roberto Kawas Fernández, Jorge Jesús Kawas Fernández and Carmen Marilena Kawas
Fernández, the amounts established in paragraphs 171 to 173, 178, 184, 185 and 220 of th[e]
judgment as compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage and reimbursement of costs
and expenses, as appropriate, within one year of notification of th[e] judgment, in accordance with
paragraphs 221 to 225 [t]hereof;
9.
[…] conclude the criminal proceedings, or initiate any others that may be necessary, for
the facts that gave rise to the violations in this case, and decide them as provided for by law, within
a reasonable period of time, in accordance with paragraphs 189 to 195 of th[e] judgment;
10.
[…] publish in the Official Gazette and in a newspaper with widespread national circulation,
once, paragraphs 1 to 8 of Chapter I, 17 to 35 of Chapter V, 45 to 155 of Chapters VII, VIII and IX,
and 189 to 195 of Chapter X of th[e] judgment, without the corresponding footnotes, and the
operative paragraphs, within six months of notification of th[e] judgment, in accordance with
paragraph 199 [t]hereof;
11.
[…] organize, within one year, a public act of acknowledgement of international
responsibility, in accordance with paragraph 202 of th[e] judgment;
12.
[…] erect, within two years, a monument in memory of Blanca Jeannette Kawas
Fernández, and put up signs in the national park named after her, in accordance with paragraph 206
of th[e] judgment;
13.
[…] provide free of charge, immediately and for as long as necessary, […] psychological
and/or psychiatric treatment to Blanca Fernández, Selsa Damaris Watt Kawas, Jaime Alejandro Watt
Kawas, Jacobo Roberto Kawas Fernández, Jorge Jesús Kawas Fernández and Carmen Marilena Kawas
Fernández, should they request this, in accordance with paragraph 209 of th[e] judgment;
14.
[…] conduct, within two years, a national awareness-raising campaign on the importance
of the work of environmentalists in Honduras and their contribution to the defense of human rights,
in accordance with paragraph 214 of th[e] judgment.
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2.
The briefs of September 30, 2009, June 2, 2010, and September 16, 2011, in which
the Republic of Honduras (hereinafter “the State” or “Honduras”) presented information on

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