Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo Íñiguez v. Ecuador
Judgment of November 26, 2008
(Interpretation of the Judgment on
Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations, and Costs)

In the case of Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo Íñiguez,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,”
“the Court,” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges:
Sergio García Ramírez, President;
Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Vice-President;
Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Judge;
Diego García-Sayán, Judge;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge, and
Rhadys Abreu Blondet, Judge;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary,1
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Court’s Rules of
Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), decides on the request of
interpretation of the Judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs
issued by the Court on November 21, 2007 in the case of Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo
Íñiguez v. Ecuador (hereinafter “the request for interpretation”), presented by the
Republic of Ecuador (hereinafter “the State” or “Ecuador”).
I
Presentation of the request for interpretation
and proceedings before the court
1.
On January 18, 2008 the State presented a request for interpretation of the
Judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations, and costs issued in this case
on November 21, 20072 (hereinafter “the Judgment”), based on Articles 67 of the
Convention and 59 of the Rules of Procedure. In its request the State referred to the
reparation measure that orders the establishment of an “arbitration tribunal” for the
determination of the “percentage of loss that Mr. Chaparro suffered as a result of the
1

The Deputy Secretary, Emilia Segares Rodríguez, did not participate in the deliberation of this
Judgment for reasons of force majeure.
2

Cfr. Case of Chaparro Álvarez and Lapo Íñiguez v. Ecuador. Preliminary Objections, Merits,
Reparations, and Costs. Judgment of November 21, 2007. Series C No. 170.

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