ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF JULY 20, 2010
CASE OF VARGAS ARECO V. PARAGUAY
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on merits, reparations, and costs (hereinafter “the Order”)
delivered on September 26, 2006, by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Court” or the “Inter-American Court”).
2.

The Order of the Court of October 30, 2008, whereby, inter alia, it declared:
[…]
2. To keep the procedure open to monitor compliance with the outstanding points in this case,
namely:
a)
To undertake, in full observance of judicial guarantees and within a reasonable
time, all actions necessary to identify, prosecute and punish all those responsible for
violations committed in this case (operative paragraph nine of the Judgment),
b)
To make a public apology and acknowledge the international responsibility,
regarding the violations set forth in the Judgment, in the community where the family of
Gerardo Vargas Areco lives, in the presence of this family and State civil and military
authorities. As part of said act, a plaque shall be installed in memory of the child Vargas
Areco (operative paragraph ten of the Judgment),
c)
To provide medical,
Belén Areco, Pedro Vargas,
Mary Magdalene, Sebastian
surname—, if required, and
Judgment),

psychological and psychiatric care, as appropriate, to De
and John, Mary Elizabeth, Patrick, Daniel, Doralicia, Mario,
and Jorge Ramon —all of whom have Vargas Areco as their
for as long as necessary (operative paragraph eleven of the

d)
To implement training programs and courses on human rights for all members of
the Paraguayan Armed Forces (operative paragraph twelve of the Judgment),
e)
To publish in a nationally circulated newspaper, on just one occasion, the chapter
on the proven facts of the Judgment, without corresponding footnotes, and the
operative paragraphs of the Judgment (operative paragraph thirteen of the Judgment),
f)
To adapt domestic legislation on voluntary recruitment of children under 18 years
in the armed forces of Paraguay, in accordance with the relevant international standards
(operative paragraph fourteen of the Judgment); and,
g)
To pay moratorium interest for the compensation awarded as pecuniary and nonpecuniary damages, as well as reimbursing costs and expenses (operative paragraphs
fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth of the Judgment).

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