ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
JULY 5, 2011
PROVISIONAL MEASURES REGARDING VENEZUELA
CASE OF ELOISA BARRIOS ET AL.

HAVING SEEN:
1. The Orders of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the
“Inter-American Court”, the “Court” or the “Tribunal”) issued on November 23,
2004; June 29 and September 22, 2005; February 4 and November 25, 2010 and
February 21, 2011. In the latter, the Court declared that:
The acts allegedly committed against the life of Nestor Caudí Barrios on January 2,
2011, as well as the deaths of Wilmer Jose Flores Barrios on September 1, 2010; Oscar
Barrios on November 28, 2009 and Rigoberto Barrios on January 19, 2005, show the
lack of compliance by the State with the provisional measures ordered, in violation of
the terms set forth in article 63.2 of the American Convention on Human Rights.

[And decided]:
2.
To maintain the provisional measures ordered by the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights by means of Orders of November 23, 2004; June 29 and September 22,
2005 and February 4 and November 25, 2010.
3.
To require the State to immediately and effectively adopt all the necessary and
special measures, in addition to the ones it had already adopted, to protect and
guarantee the life and personal integrity of the beneficiaries of the […] measures.
4.
To require the State to provide immediate and effective security to each one of
the beneficiaries of the measures, by means of permanent guard measures, as well as to
the homes of Maritza Barrios, Juan Barrios and Orismar Carolina Alzul Garcia, and agree
on more comprehensive provisional measures within the framework of the dialogue
between the beneficiaries and the State. The State must guarantee the security and
confidential nature of the information furnished by the beneficiaries.
5.
To require the State to inform the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, no
later than March 22, 2011, on the recent attack lead against Nestor Caudí Barrios and
on all the special and necessary measures adopted to avoid the commission of acts that
are a threat to the life and personal integrity of the beneficiaries of these provisional
measures, according to the terms set forth in Operative Paragraph four of [the] Order.
In addition, said report must include an evaluation of the situations of risk faced by each
one of the beneficiaries, as well as a description of the specific, adequate and sufficient
measures and means of protection for each one of them.
6.
To order the State to continue informing the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights, on a two-month basis, on the provisional measures already adopted and to order
the beneficiaries of these measures or their representatives to submit their observations
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Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez informed the Tribunal that, due to force majeure reasons, he could not
participate in the deliberation and signing of this Order.

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