ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS 1
OF AUGUST 23, 2013
MATTER OF CASTRO RODRÍGUEZ
The Order delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court,” “the Court,” or “this Court”) on February 13, 2013, which, pursuant
to the request of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Commission” or “the Inter-American Commission”), ordered that provisional measures be
granted in favor of Luz Estela Castro Rodríguez, effective until September 30, 2013, and
consisting of the following:
1) to require the State of Mexico to adopt the necessary and effective measures to
prevent damage to the life and personal integrity of Luz Estela Castro;
2) to require the State to take appropriate steps to ensure that the measures of
protection are planned and implemented with the participation of the representatives
of the beneficiary and that they are kept informed of the progress made in their
The briefs of May 22, June 13 and 17, and August 23, 2013, in which the State of
Mexico (hereinafter “the State” or “Mexico”) presented its reports related to the
implementation of the provisional measures.
The brief of July 19, 2013, in which the representatives of the beneficiary of the
provisional measures (hereinafter “the representatives”) submitted their observations
regarding the reports of the State.
The Inter-American Commission had not submitted its observations on the
implementation of the provisional measures at the time of issuance of this Order.
Mexico ratified the American Convention on Human Rights on March 24, 1981 and, in
accordance with Article 62 thereof, recognized the binding jurisdiction of the Court on
December 16, 1998.
The Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, of Mexican nationality, did not participate in the hearing and
deliberation of this Order, pursuant to that provided in Articles 19(2) of the Statute and 19(1) of the Rules of
Procedure of the Court.