Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of February 8, 2008
Case of the Yakye Axa Indigenous Community v. Paraguay
(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 Court” or
“the Inter-American Court”) on June 17, 2005, in which it decided that:
6.
The State must identify the traditional territory of the members of the Yakye Axa
Indigenous Community and grant it to them free of cost within a maximum of three years
from the date of notification of th[e] Judgment […].
7.
As long as the members of the Yakye Axa Indigenous Community remain landless,
the State must provide them with the basic services and goods required for their
subsistence […].
8.
The State must set up a fund exclusively for the purchase of land to be granted to
the members of the Yakye Axa Indigenous Community, within a maximum period of one
year from the date of notification of th[e] Judgment […].
9.

The State must implement a community development fund and program […].

10.
The State must take such domestic legislative, administrative and other steps as
may be necessary, within a reasonable term, to guarantee the effective exercise of the right
to property of the members of the indigenous peoples […].
11.
The State must conduct a public act of acknowledgment of its responsibility, within
one year of the date of notification of th[e] Judgment […].
12.
The State must publish, within one year of the date of notification of the […]
Judgment, at least once, in the Official Gazette and in another nationally-distributed daily,
the section on Proven Facts and first to fourteenth operative paragraphs of […] Judgment.
The State must also fund the radio broadcast of th[e] Judgment […].
13.
The State must make the payments for pecuniary damages and costs and expenses
within one year of the date of notification of the […] ruling […].

2.
The judgment on interpretation of the judgment on merits, reparations and
costs, delivered by the Court on February 6, 2006.
3.
The Order of the President of the Court of December 14, 2007, in which he
decided, inter alia, to convene the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”), the
representatives of the victims (hereinafter “the representatives”) and the State of
Paraguay (hereinafter “the State” or “Paraguay”) to a private hearing to be held at

*
Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles advised the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would
be unable to take part in the deliberation and signature of this Order.

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