Order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of December 2, 2008 Provisional Measures Requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Regarding the State of Barbados Case of Tyrone DaCosta Cadogan Having Seen: 1. The communication of October 31, 2008, in which the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights1 (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,” “the Tribunal,” or “the Court”) a request for the adoption of provisional measures, in accordance with Articles 63(2) of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) and 25 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), with the objective that the State of Barbados (hereinafter “the State” or “Barbados”) “take all necessary measures to preserve the life and physical integrity of [Tyrone DaCosta Cadogan, a prisoner on death row whose circumstances are the subject of an application filed on October 31, 2008, before the Court,] so as not to hinder the processing of his case.” 2. The alleged facts on which the request for provisional measures filed by the Commission is based, namely: a) Mr. Tyrone Dacosta Cadogan was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging by the Supreme Court of Barbados on May 18, 2005, pursuant to section 2 of the Offenses Against Persons Act, which calls for the mandatory application of the death penalty for murder. Mr. Cadogan has exhausted available domestic remedies and is awaiting execution at Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds in Barbados; 1 The Commission designated Commissioner Paolo Sergio Pinheiro and Mr. Santiago A. Canton, Executive Secretary of the Commission, as its delegates in this case, and Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mario López-Garelli, Ismene Zarifis, and Manuela Cuvi Rodríguez, as its legal advisors.

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