ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS,
OF NOVEMBER 24, 2010
CASE OF VARGAS ARECO V.PARAGUAY
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter "the Judgment") passed
by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court," "the Inter-American
Court" or "the Tribunal") on September 26, 2006.
2.

The Order of the Court of October 30, 2008, whereby, inter alia, it declared:
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2. It shall keep the monitoring process open for the outstanding points in the present case, namely:
a)
to undertake, in full compliance with judicial guarantees and within a reasonable time,
all actions necessary to identify, prosecute and punish all those responsible for violations
committed in the present case (operative paragraph nine of the Judgment);
b)
to carry out a public apology and recognition of international responsibility in relation to
the violations set forth in the Judgment, in the community where the family of Gerardo Vargas
Areco lives, in the presence of said family and civil and military authorities of the State, in
which a plaque will be installed in memory of the child Vargas Areco (operative paragraph ten
of the Judgment);
c)
to provide medical, psychological and psychiatric treatment, as appropriate, to the De
Belén Areco, Pedro Vargas, and Juan, María Elisa, Patricio, Daniel, Doralicia, Mario, María
Magdalena, Sebastián and Jorge Ramón, all of whom have the surname Vargas Areco, if they
so require, and for as long as necessary (operative paragraph eleven of the Judgment);
d)
to implement regular training programs and human rights courses for all members of the
Paraguayan Armed Forces (operative paragraph twelve of the Judgment);
e)
to publish in a nationally circulated newspaper, on a sole occasion, the chapter on
proven facts of the Judgment, without footnotes of the corresponding pages, and the operative
paragraphs of the Judgment(operative paragraph thirteen of the Judgment);
f)
to bring domestic legislation on voluntary recruitmentof minors under 18 years ago in
the armed forces of Paraguay, in accordance with international standards on the matter
(operative paragraph fourteen of the Judgment); and,

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