Inter-American Court of Human Rights Case of the Girls Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic Judgment of November 23, 2006 (Interpretation of the Judgment of Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs) In the Case of Yean and Bosico Girls, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court”, “the Court” or “the Tribunal”), composed of the following judges: * Sergio García-Ramírez, President; Alirio Abreu-Burelli, Vice-President; Antônio A. Cançado-Trindade, Judge; Cecilia Medina-Quiroga, Judge; Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Judge; and Diego García-Sayán, Judge. 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 its Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”), resolves on the request for interpretation of the Judgment on the Merits, Reparations and Costs delivered by the Court on September 8, 2005 in the case of Yean and Bosico Girls (hereinafter “the request for interpretation”), filed by the Dominican Republic (hereinafter “the State” or “the Dominican Republic”) on January 5, 2006. I INTRODUCTION OF THE REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION AND ITS PURPOSE 1. On September 8, 2005, the Court delivered its Judgment on Preliminary Comments, Merits, Reparations and Costs in the instant case (hereinafter, “the Judgment”). Said Judgment was notified to the parties on October 7, 2005. 2. On January 5, 2006, the State filed a request for interpretation of the Judgment under Article 67 of the Convention and Article 59 of the Rules of Procedure. 3. The State’s request for interpretation was divided into four sections. In its two first sections, inter alia, the request stated (a) that it has not been established whether the girl Violeta Bosico was born in the Dominican Republic, and (b) that there are doubts whether the girl Dilcia Yean Leonidas Oliven-Yean’s daughter. * Judge Oliver Jackman did not participate in the deliberations and signature of this Judgment and informed the Court that he would be unable to take part in the 73º Regular Session of the Court due to force majeure reasons.