ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011
CASE OF THE ITUANGO MASSACRES v. COLOMBIA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on merits, reparations and costs delivered by the Inter-American
Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or the “Inter-American Court”) on July
1, 2006 (hereinafter “the judgment”), in the case of the Ituango Massacres.
2.
The Order on monitoring compliance with judgment issued by the Court on July
7, 2009, in which it declared:
1.

That, in accordance with Considering clauses 50, 54 and 72 of th[e] Order, the State has complied
with the following obligations:
a)
Implement, within a reasonable time, permanent training programs on human rights and
international humanitarian law for the Colombian Armed Forces [operative paragraph twenty-one of
the judgment];
b)
Publish once, in the official gazette and in another newspaper with national circulation, the
chapter on the proven facts in the judgment, without the corresponding footnotes, and the
operative paragraphs of the judgment (operative paragraph twenty-two of the judgment); and
c)
Pay the amounts ordered as reimbursement of costs and expenses arising in the domestic
sphere and in the international proceedings before the inter-American system for the protection of
human rights (operative paragraph twenty-five of the judgment).

2.

That, in accordance with Considering clause 71 of th[e] Order, the State has partially complied with
the obligation to pay the persons indicated in Appendixes I, II and III of the judgment the
compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage (operative paragraphs twenty-three and
twenty-four of the judgment);

3.

That, in accordance with Considering clauses 16, 20, 26, 32, 36, 40, 44, 54 and 71 of th[e] Order,
the following obligations are pending compliance:
a)
Take the necessary measures to provide justice in this case (operative paragraph fifteen of
the judgment);
b)
Provide, free of charge, and through the national health services, the appropriate
treatment required by the next of kin of the victims executed in this case (operative paragraph
sixteen of the judgment);
c)
Take the necessary measures to guarantee safe conditions for the former inhabitants of El
Aro and La Granja, who were forced to displace, to return to El Aro or La Granja, as applicable and
if they so desire [operative paragraph seventeen of the judgment];
d)
Organize a public act to acknowledge international responsibility for the facts of this case
in the presence of senior authorities (operative paragraph eighteen of the judgment);
e)
Implement a housing program, to provide appropriate housing to the surviving victims
who lost their homes and who require this [operative paragraph nineteen of the judgment];

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