ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF MAY 15, 2011
PROVISIONAL MEASURES
WITH REGARD TO THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
MATTER OF ALVARADO REYES ET AL.

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Orders issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) on May 26 and November 26, 2010, whereby the
Court ordered provisional measures and supervised their execution in the present
matter. In the latter Order, the Court decided, inter alia:
1.
To reiterate to the State that it [should] adopt immediately all necessary measures to
ascertain promptly the whereabouts of Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes, Nitza Paola Alvarado
Espinoza, and José Ángel Alvarado Herrera, and to protect their life, and personal integrity
and liberty.
2.
To require the State to adopt immediately all necessary measures to protect the life
and physical integrity of [24 next of kin of Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes, Nitza Paola Alvarado
Espinoza, and José Ángel Alvarado Herrera].
3.
To require the State to adopt immediately all necessary measures to protect the life
and physical integrity of Emilia González Tercero […].
4.
To reject the request to extend these provisional measures to include Patricia Galarza
Gándara, Brenda Andazola, Luz Esthela Castro Rodríguez, Oscar Enríquez, Javier Ávila
Aguirre, and Francisca Galván […].
5.
To require the State to take all pertinent measures to ensure that the measures of
protection required in [the] Order are planned and carried out with the participation of the
beneficiaries or their representatives so that the said measures are provided diligently and
effectively and, in general, to keep them informed about any progress in the implementation
of the measures.
[…]

2.
The communication of February 11, 2011, whereby the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the
Commission”) advised the Court of new alleged threats against the beneficiaries, owing
to which “the members of the Alvarado family had left their homes and jobs and had
gone into hiding” (infra having seen paragraph 7(d)).
3.
The note of February 15, 2011, in which the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter
“the Secretariat”), on the instructions of the President of the Court (hereinafter “the
President”), asked the United Mexican States (hereinafter “the State” or “Mexico”) to
submit any information it considered pertinent concerning the new facts alleged by the
Commission in its next report on the implementation of the present measures (supra
having seen paragraph 2).
4.
The brief of February 21, 2011, and its attachment, in which the State forwarded
a report on the implementation of the present measures.

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