ORDER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS 1 OF AUGUST 23, 2013 PROVISIONAL MEASURES REGARDING MEXICO MATTER OF CASTRO RODRÍGUEZ HAVING SEEN: 1. 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 implementation, and […] 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. The Inter-American Commission had not submitted its observations on the implementation of the provisional measures at the time of issuance of this Order. CONSIDERING THAT: 5. 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. 1 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.