Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of November 27, 2007
Case of Garrido and Baigorria v. Argentina
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits rendered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter referred to as "the Court" or "the Inter-American Court") on February 2, 1996,
by means of which, inter alia, the Court
1.

[Took] note of the acknowledgement by Argentina as to the facts exposed in the claim.

2.
facts.

Also [took] note of Argentina´s acknowledgement of international liability for the said

3.
Grant[ed] the parties a term of six months from the date of the […] judgment to come
to an agreement regarding reparations and compensations.
[…]

2.
The reparations Judgment issued by the Court on August 27, 1998, by means of
which it decided:
1.
To set the amount that the Argentine State [had] to pay as compensation to the next of
kin of Mr. Adolfo Garrido in $110,000 United States dollars or its equivalent in national currency,
and to set the amount to be paid also as compensation to the next of kin of Mr. Raúl Baigorria in
$64,000
United
States
dollars
or
its
equivalent
in
national
currency.
These payments [had] to be made by the Argentine State in the proportion and under the
conditions set forth in the Considering clauses of [the] judgment.
2.
To set the amount that the State [had] to pay to the victims´ next of kin as
reimbursement of the costs incurred as a consequence of these proceedings in $45,500 United
State dollars or its equivalent in national currency, out of which $20,000 United State dollars or
its equivalent in national currency correspond[ed], to attorneys Carlos Varela Alvarez and Diego
J. Lavado as professional fees.
3.
That the Argentine State [had] to proceed to the search and identification of Mr.
Baigorria´s two children born out of wedlock, applying all the means within its scope of action.
4.
That the Argentine State [had] to investigate the facts which led to the disappearance of
Mr. Adolfo Garrido and Mr. Raúl Baigorria and prosecute and punish its perpetrators, abettors,
accessories after the fact and all those who would have taken part in the facts.
5.
That the payments stated in operative paragraphs 1 and 2 [had] to be made within six
months from the notice of the […] judgment.
6.
That the compensations and reimbursements of the expenses stated in [the] judgment
[would] be exempted from the payment of any national, provincial or municipal taxes or
contributions.
7.
That it [would] monitor the Compliance with [the] Judgment and only afterwards it
[would] deem the case concluded.
*Judge Leonardo A. Franco disqualified himself from taking up this case, reason for which he did not
participate in the discussion and signature of this Decision.

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