Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of November 17, 2009
Case of Montero-Aranguren et al. (Detention Center of Catia)
v. Venezuela
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

Having Seen:
1.
The Judgment on preliminary objection, merit, reparations and costs (hereinafter
“the Judgment”) issued in this case by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Court”, “the Inter-American Court”) on July 5, 2006, whereby it was ruled
that the State of Venezuela (hereinafter “the State”) must
[…]
7.
[…] adopt the necessary measures to identify, prosecute and punish those responsible
for the violations committed against the victims in the […] case, in compliance with the right to
a fair trial and within the reasonable time, as set forth in paragraphs 137 to 141 of [the]
Judgment[;]
8.
[…] within a reasonable time, take the necessary and adequate actions immediately to
secure effective location and delivery of the bodies of José León Ayala Gualdrón and Edgar José
Peña Marín, as set forth in paragraph 142 of [the] Judgment[;]
9.
[…] within a reasonable time, adapt its domestic laws to the provisions of the American
Convention, as set forth in paragraphs 143 and 144 of [the] Judgment[;]
10.
[…] within a reasonable time, take all necessary actions to allow prison conditions to
conform to the international standards, as set forth in paragraphs 145 and 146 of [the]
Judgment[;]
11.
[…] adequately educate and train the members of the armed forces to effectively secure
the right to life and avoid a disproportionate use of force. Furthermore, the State must develop
and implement a training program on human rights and international standards regarding
individuals held in custody aimed at police and prison agents, as set forth in paragraphs 147 to
149 of [the] Judgment[;]
12.
[…] within the term of six months as from the date of service of the […] Judgment,
publicly acknowledge its international liability and ask for public forgiveness, in relation to the
violations declared therein, as set forth in paragraph 150 of [the] Judgment[;]
13.
[…] within the term of six months as from the date of service of the […] Judgment,
publish at least once in the Official Gazette and in another national daily newspaper, the chapter
on the facts established in [the] Judgment, without its footnotes, as well as the operative
paragraphs of [the] Judgment[; and]

*
Due to reasons of force majeure, Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga, President of the Court, and Judge
Leonardo A. Franco did not participate in the discussion and signature of this Order. Vice President Judge Diego
García-Sayán assumed the Presidency, pursuant to Article 5(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court.

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