3 6. Decides that the Republic of Colombia is obligated to pay fair compensation to the relatives of the victims and to reimburse the expenses they have incurred in their actions before the Colombian authorities in relation to these proceedings. ... 7. Decides that the manner and amount of the compensation and reimbursement of the expenses will be fixed by this Court and for that purpose the corresponding proceeding remains open. II 3. Pursuant to Article 62 of the Convention, the Court is competent to rule the payment of reparations, indemnities and expenditures in the instant case, Colombia having ratified the Convention on July 31, 1973, and recognized the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on June 21, 1985. III 4. phase 55(3) 1996, Judge 5. Inasmuch as none of the judges called upon to hear the case at the reparations were of Colombian nationality, the Court, in accordance with the provisions of Article of the Convention, invited the State to appoint a Judge ad hoc. On February 15, the State informed the Court that it had appointed Dr. Rafael Nieto-Navia to serve as ad hoc. On March 15, 1996, the President of the Court decided: 1. To grant the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights until May 15, 1996, to submit a brief and the evidence in its possession for purposes of deciding on the indemnities and costs in the instant case. 2. To grant the Government of the Government of the Republic of Colombia until July 18, 1996, to prepare its observations on the brief of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights referred to in the preceding paragraph. 6. On April 8, 1996, the Inter-American Commission informed the Court of the appointment of Mr. Robert Goldman as its Delegate in the case to replace Mr. Leo Valladares-Lanza, who had been its Delegate during the proceeding on merits, but who had ceased to be a member of the Commission at the end of his term. 7. On May 10, 1996, the Inter-American Commission delivered a brief in which it submitted to the Court the reparations proposed by the "Commission's advisers" and "the petitioners in the case on behalf of the victims", and which it "endorsed in all its parts." The Commission also requested the Court to take into consideration a communication from the attorney for Ingrid Caballero, the daughter of Isidro Caballero. On July 26, 1996, Colombia submitted its observations on those communications. 8. On May 15, 1996, the Commission presented the following documents to the Court: an extrajudicial statement from Mr. Isaías Carrillo-Ayala and Ms. Fanny González, testifying that Mr. Cristóbal Anaya-González and Ms. María del Carmen Santana-Ortiz had been living together permanently under the same roof for two years; a copy of Isidro CaballeroDelgado's teacher's certificate; a copy of the document certifying that Isidro Caballero-

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