Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of July 1, 2009
Case of Baena Ricardo et al. v. Panama
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on Merits, Reparation and Costs issued on February 2, 2001
(hereinafter, “the Judgment”) by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter,
“the Inter-American Court”, “the Court” or “the Tribunal”).
2.
The orders monitoring compliance with Judgment issued by the Inter-American Court
on June 21, 2002, November 22, 2002, June 6, 2003, November 28, 2005 and October 30,
2008 (hereinafter, “the Order of October 30, 2008”); in the latter, the Court held that:
1.
That, pursuant to Considering Clause 21 of [the] Order, approves the "Agreement
setting the Conditions for Compliance with Judgment of February 2, 2001 issued by the InterAmerican Court of Rights of the Organization for American States (OEA) in the case of BaenaRicardo et al. v. Panama” entered into by the State and the victims or successors subscribing
thereto.
AND DECIDE[D]:
1.
To require the State of Panama to adopt the necessary measures to effectively and
promptly comply with the payments provided for in the agreements entered into with signatory
victims or successors.
2.
To order, in relation to non-signatory victims or successors or those persons who
withdrew their consent after signing, that the disputes on the determination of the rights deriving
from the Judgment and the indemnification amounts and refunds regarding compliance with
operative paragraphs six and seven of the Judgment should be solved in the domestic system, in
accordance with the pertinent national procedures, and shall entail the possibility to resort to
competent authorities, including domestic courts […].
3.
To require the State of Panama to adopt the necessary measures to effectively and
promptly comply with the bank deposits provided for in this Order with respect to non-signatory
victims or successors or those persons who withdrew their consent after signing.
4.
That the Court shall keep the monitoring compliance with Judgment proceedings open in
order to receive: a) receipts of payment to signatory victims or successors, and b) bank deposit
receipts in the name of non-signatory victims or successors or those persons who withdrew their
consent after signing.
5.
To request the State of Panama to submit to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights,
no later than January 30, 2009, a report on the measures adopted in furtherance of [the] Order
and forward the documents evidencing payments and bank deposits made.
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