ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF APRIL 1, 2011
PROVISIONAL MEASURES
REGARDING THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
MATTER ALVARADO REYES ET AL.
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Orders issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Inter-American Court,” “the Court,” or “the Tribunal”) on May 26 and November 26,
2010, in which the Tribunal ordered provisional measures and monitored their execution
in this matter. In the latter, the Court ordered, inter alia:
1.
To reiterate that the State immediately adopt whatever measures necessary to
promptly ascertain the whereabouts of Rocío Irene Alvarado Reyes, Nitza Paola Alvarado
Espinoza, and José Ángel Alvarado Herrera, as well as measures for the protection of their
lives, right to humane treatment, and personal freedom.
2.
To require the State to adopt immediately whatever measures are necessary to
protect the lives and right to humane treatment of [the 24 relatives of Rocío Irene Alvarado
Reyes, Nitza Paola Alvarado Espinoza and José Ángel Alvarado Herrera].
3.
To require the State to adopt immediately whatever measures are necessary to
protect the rights to life and personal integrity of Emilia González Tercero [...].
4.
To reject the request to broaden these provisional measures to the benefit of
Patricia Galarza Gándara, Brenda Andazola, Luz Esthela Castro Rodríguez, Oscar Enríquez,
Javier Ávila Aguirre, and Francisca Galván [...].
5.
To require the State to undertake all appropriate procedures to ensure that the
protective measures contained in this Order are planned and carried out with the
participation of the beneficiaries or their representatives and with an aim towards their swift
and effective implementation. The State must also keep the beneficiaries or their
representatives informed as to progress in their execution.
[…]

2.
The communication dated February 11, 2011, in which the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission" or "the
Commission") informed the Court of new alleged facts of threats toward the
beneficiaries, as a result of which "the members of the Alvarado family had left their
homes and their jobs and were in hiding." (infra Having Seen 7(d).
3.
The note from the Secretariat of February 15, 2011, requesting that the United
Mexican States (hereinafter "the State" or "Mexico") submit any information it
considered pertinent regarding the new facts alleged by the Commission in its next
report on the implementation of these measures (supra Having Seen 2).

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