Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of July 6, 2009
Case of the Caracazo v. Venezuela
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,” “the Court” or “the Tribunal”) on
November 11, 1999.
2.
The Judgment on reparations and costs (hereinafter “the Judgment”) delivered by
the Court on August 29, 2002.
3.
The Order of the Court of November 17, 2004 on monitoring compliance with
Judgment, wherein it considered, inter alia, that:
8.

[…T]he Court has verified that the State has complied with:
a) payment of compensation for pecuniary damages (operative paragraph 6), which
comprises compensation for damages pertaining to expenses in burial services incurred
by the next of kin of the twenty-three homicide victims whose bodies were delivered by
the authorities (operative paragraph 6(a)); compensation for expenses incurred in
searching for and finding the thirty-seven homicide victims and disappeared persons, in
various public offices, and expenses caused or to be caused by medical treatment that
the next of kin of said victims require or may require (operative paragraph 6(b));
compensation for damages pertaining to lost earnings regarding the thirty-seven
homicide victims and disappeared persons (operative paragraph 6(c)); compensation for
damages pertaining to expenses incurred or to be incurred for medical treatment and the
purchase of the necessary means to alleviate the disabilities caused by the facts of the
instant case to the three victims of violations of the right to humane treatment (operative
paragraph 6(d)), and compensation for damages pertaining to lost earnings of the three
victims of violations of the right to humane treatment (operative paragraph 6(e));
b) the procedures ordered by the Court to pay the amounts set as compensation in
operative paragraph 6 (operative paragraph 7);
c) payment of the amount set as compensation for non-pecuniary damages (operative
paragraph 8), which includes compensation for the suffering caused by the facts of the
instant case to the thirty-seven homicide victims and disappeared persons (operative
paragraph 8(a)); compensation for the additional suffering caused by the facts of the
instant case to each of the seven homicide victims who were minors at the time the facts
occurred, an amount that will augment the sum stated in the foregoing subparagraph
(operative paragraph 8(b)); compensation for the suffering caused by the facts of the
instant case and by the supervening disability to the three victims of the violation of the
right to humane treatment (operative paragraph 8(c)); compensation for the suffering
caused by the facts of the instant case to the next of kin of the thirty-seven homicide
victims and disappeared persons (operative paragraph 8(d)); compensation for the
additional suffering caused by the facts of the instant case to the next of kin of the

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