ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
CASE OF VARGAS ARECO v. PARAGUAY
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1. The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter "the Judgment")
issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court" or
"the Inter-American Court") on September 26, 2006.
2. The Orders of the Inter-American Court dated October 30, 2008, and November
24, 2010. In the latter, the Court declared, among other things:
[…]
2. It shall keep the monitoring of compliance proceeding open for the following outstanding points:

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a)

To undertake, in full compliance with judicial guarantees and within a reasonable time, all
actions necessary to identify, prosecute and punish all those responsible for violations
committed in this case (ninth operative paragraph of the Judgment);

b)

To provide medical, psychological and psychiatric treatment, as appropriate, to De Belén Areco
Pedro Vargas, and Juan, María Elisa, Patricio, Daniel, Doralicia, Mario, María Magdalena,
Sebastián and Jorge Ramón, all whom have the surname Vargas Areco, if they so require, and
for the time needed (eleventh operative paragraph of the Judgment);

c)

To implement training programs and regular human rights courses for all members of the
Paraguayan Armed Forces (twelfth operative paragraph of the Judgment), and

d)

To pay interest on arrears for the compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages and
reimbursement of costs and expenses (fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth operative
paragraph of the Judgment).

Judge Margarette May Macaulay informed the Court that, for reasons of force majeure, she would
not be present at the deliberation and signing of this Order.

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