ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF NOVEMBER 23, 2012
CASE OF APITZ BARBERA ET AL.
(“FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE COURT”) v. VENEZUELA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter
“the Judgment”) delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) of August 5, 2008, in which it established that:
16.
The State must pay the amounts established in th[e] Judgment for pecuniary and nonpecuniary damage, and as reimbursement of costs and expenses within one year of notification of
th[e] Judgment.
17.
The State must reinstate Juan Carlos Apitz Barbera, Perkins Rocha Contreras, and Ana María
Ruggeri Cova, if they so desire, in a position in the Judiciary in which they have the same salary,
fringe benefits and rank as they would have today if they had not been removed from office. If, for
legitimate reasons that are beyond the victims’ control, the State is unable to reinstate them in the
Judiciary within six months of notification of th[e] Judgment, it shall pay each victim the amount
established in paragraph 246 of th[e] Judgment.
18.
The State must make the publications indicated in paragraph 249 of th[e] Judgment, within
six months of its notification.
19.
The State must adopt the measures required to approve the Venezuelan Judicial Ethics Code,
within one year of notification of th[e] Judgment, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 253
of th[e] Judgment.
20.
The Court will monitor full compliance with th[e] Judgment and will close the instant case
when the State has complied fully with its provisions. Within six months of notification of th[e]
Judgment, The State must provide the Court with a report on the measures taken to comply with it.

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Judge Diego García-Sayán advised the Court that he was disqualified from hearing the case on January
28, 2008, during the processing of the stage on preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs in this case.
The parties were notified that Judge García-Sayán had disqualified himself and the decision of the President on
January 29, 2008. Accordingly, as established in Article 5 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure and as Judge GarcíaSayán had disqualified himself from deliberating this matter, Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice President,
assumed the presidency for the deliberation of this Order. Judge Eduardo Vio Grossi informed the Court that, for
reasons beyond his control, he would be unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this Order.

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