INTRODUCTION OF THE REQUESTS FOR INTERPRETATION AND THEIR PURPOSE
On February 7, 2006, the Court delivered the Judgment of Preliminary
Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs in the instant case.
The Judgment of the Court was notified to the parties on March 1, 2006.
On May 29, 2006, Manuel Saavedra-Rivera and Héctor Paredes-Márquez, who
are representatives other than the common intervener, filed two requests for
interpretation of the Judgment of the Court, according to Articles 67 of the
Convention and 59 of the Rules of Procedure.
On May 30, 2006, Pablo Gonza Tito and Marcelino Isidro Huere, who are
representatives other than the common intervener, filed a request for interpretation
of the Judgment of the Court, according to Articles 67 and 59 of the Rules of
In the above mentioned requests for interpretation, the petitioners addressed
several issues and made inquiries on the following matters: a) persons who are
victims in the case of Acevedo-Jaramillo et al. according to the Judgment of the
Court and requests for inclusion of victims; and b) terms to make payment of non
pecuniary damages and reimburse costs and expenses according to the Judgment of
JURISDICTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE COURT
Under Article 67 of the Convention,
[t]he judgment of the Court shall be final and not subject to appeal. In case of disagreement as
to the meaning or scope of the judgment, the Court shall interpret it at the request of any of the
parties, provided the request is made within ninety days from the date of notification of the
Pursuant to the above-cited provision, the Court has jurisdiction to interpret
its judgments and, when considering a request for interpretation, it must, whenever
possible, be composed of the same judges who delivered the judgment of which the
interpretation is being sought (see Article 59(3) of the Rules of Procedure). On this
occasion, the Court is composed of the same judges 1 who delivered the judgment of
which the interpretation is being sought.
PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT
With the exception of Judge Oliver Jackman who, due to reasons beyond his control, was unable
to attend the meeting.