Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Case of Escué-Zapata v. Colombia
Judgment of May 5, 2008
(Interpretation of the Judgment on the Merits, Reparations and Costs)

In the case of Escué-Zapata,
the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Inter-American Court” or
“the Court”), composed of the following judges:
Sergio García-Ramírez, President;
Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Vice-President;
Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge;
Diego García-Sayán, Judge;
Leonardo A. Franco, Judge;
Margarette May Macaulay, Judge;
Rhadys Abreu-Blondet, Judge; and
Diego Eduardo López-Medina, Judge ad hoc;
also present,
Pablo Saavedra-Alessandri, Secretary, and
Emilia Segares-Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary;
pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter, “the
Convention” or “the American Convention”) and Article 59 of the Rules of Procedure of
the Court (hereinafter, “the Rules of Procedure”), decides on the request for
interpretation of the Judgment on the merits, reparations, and costs delivered by the
Court on July 4, 2007, in the case of Escué-Zapata v. Colombia (hereinafter, “the
request for interpretation”), filed by the State of Colombia (hereinafter, “the State” or
“Colombia”).
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FILING OF THE REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION
AND

PROCEEDING BEFORE THE COURT

1.
On November 1, 2007, the State filed a request for interpretation of the
Judgment on the merits, reparations, and costs 1 delivered on July 4, 2007,
(hereinafter, “the Judgment”), based on Articles 67 of the Convention and 59 of the
Rules of Procedure. In its request for interpretation, the State requested “the
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Cf. Case of Escué-Zapata. Merits, Reparations and Costs. Judgment of July 4, 2007. Series C No.

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