ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
OF

JULY 12, 2007

CASE OF CANTOS V. ARGENTINA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs delivered on November 28,
2002 by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”, “the
Inter-American Court”, or “the Tribunal”), whereby it declared, inter alia, that:
the State violated the right of access to the courts protected under Articles 8(1)
and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights, in relation to Article 1(1)
thereof, to the detriment of Mr. José María Cantos, as set forth in paragraphs
54, 55 and 56 of the […] Judgment[;]
and therefore unanimously,
decide[d] that:
1.
The State shall refrain from charging Mr. José María Cantos the filing fee
and fine levied for failure to pay the filing fee on time[;]
2.
The State shall set in a reasonable sum the fees regulated in Argentine
Supreme Court case C-1099, as stipulated in paragraphs 70(b) and 74 [of the
Judgment;]
3.
The State shall pay the fees and expenses of all experts and attorneys
engaged by the State and the Province of Santiago del Estero, under the
conditions set forth in the preceding point[;]
4.
The State shall lift the attachments, general property encumbrances and
other measures that were ordered against the properties and business assets of
Mr. José María Cantos in order to guarantee payment of the court filing fee and
the professional fees[;]
5.
The State shall pay the victim’s representatives the sum of US$
15,000.00 (fifteen thousand United States dollars) for expenses caused in the
international proceedings before the inter-American system for the protection of
human rights, pursuant to paragraphs 73 and 74 of [the] Judgment[;]

*
Judge Leonardo A. Franco, of Argentinean nationality, excused himself from participating in the present
case, in accordance with Articles 19(2) of the Court’s Statute and 19 of the Court’s Rules of Procedure.

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