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.
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.
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
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.

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