INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
CASE OF THE MASSACRES OF EL MOZOTE AND NEARBY PLACES v. EL SALVADOR
JUDGMENT OF AUGUST 19, 2013
(Interpretation of the Judgment on merits, reparations and costs)

In the case of the Massacres of El Mozote and nearby places,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”), composed of the following judges: ∗
Diego García-Sayán, President
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge
Alberto Pérez Pérez, Judge, and
Eduardo Vio Grossi, 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 also “the
American Convention” or “the Convention”) and Article 68 of the Rules of Procedure of the
Court 1 (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides the request for interpretation of the
Judgment on merits, reparations and costs in this case delivered by the Court on October
25, 2012 (hereinafter also “the Judgment”), filed on March 10, 2013, by the representatives
of the victims 2 (hereinafter “the representatives”).
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REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT
1.
On October 25, 2012, the Court delivered the Judgment, which was notified to the
parties and to the Commission on December 10 and 12 that year, respectively.
2.
On March 10, 2013, the representatives submitted to the Court a request for
interpretation of the Judgment. On the one hand, they indicated that the “territorial
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Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles advised the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be
unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this Judgment.
1
The Court’s Rules of Procedure approved by the Court at its eighty-fifth regular session held from
November 16 to 28, 2009.
2

The representatives of the victims in this case are the Oficina de Tutela Legal del Arzobispado (OTLA) and
the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL).

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