Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of the Rochela Massacre v. Colombia
Judgment of January 28, 2008
(Interpretation of the Judgment on the Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the Case of the Rochela Massacre,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as “the Inter-American
Court” or “the Court”), composed of the following judges:
Sergio García Ramírez, President;
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Vice-President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Diego García-Sayán, Judge;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge and
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary;
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter referred to
as “the Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Court’s Rules of
Procedure (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules of Procedure”), decides on the request for
interpretation of the Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs rendered by the Court
on May 11, 2007, in the case of the massacre of La Rochela v. Colombia (hereinafter
referred to as “the request for interpretation”), filed by the State of Colombia (hereinafter
referred to as “the State” or “Colombia”).
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FILING OF THE REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION AND PROCEDURE BEFORE THE COURT
1.
On September 3, 2007 the State filed a request for interpretation of the Judgment
on the merits, reparations and costs1 rendered in the instant case on May 11, 2007
(hereinafter referred to as “the Judgment”), based on Articles 67 of the Convention and 59
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Cf. Case of the Rochela Massacre. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of May 11, 2007. C Series No.

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