ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF JANUARY 18, 2012

CASE OF CASTAÑEDA GUTMAN v. UNITED MEXICAN STATES
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter
“the judgment”) delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) on August 6, 2008.
2.
The order on monitoring compliance with the judgment issued by the Court on July
1, 2009, in which the Court declared that:
It would keep open the proceeding of monitoring compliance with the sixth operative paragraph
of the judgment, which establishes that the State must, within a reasonable time, complete the
adaptation of its domestic law to the Convention, in order to adjust the secondary legislation and
the norms that regulate proceedings for the protection of the rights of the citizen to the
provisions of the constitutional amendment of November 13, 2007, so that this remedy truly
guarantees citizens the possibility of contesting the constitutionality of the legal regulations
concerning the right to be elected, in the terms of paragraphs 227 to 231 of the judgment […].

3.
The reports presented by the United Mexican States (hereinafter also “the State” or
“Mexico”) on September 7, 2009, March 1 and July 13, 2010, and August 29, 2011, in
relation to the operative paragraph of the judgment pending compliance.
4.
The briefs of October 13, 2009, March 17 and August 10, 2010, and September 16
and November 14, 2011, and their respective attachments, in which the representatives of
the victim (hereinafter also “the representatives”) presented their observations on the
State’s reports.
5.
The briefs of November 30, 2009, May 7 and September 1, 2010, and October 5,
2011, and their attachments, in which the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
(hereinafter also “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) forwarded its
observations on the State’s reports and on the information presented by the
representatives.
CONSIDERING THAT:
1.
One of the inherent attributes of the jurisdictional functions of the Court is to monitor
compliance with its decisions.

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