ORDER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF FEBRUARY 13, 2013 CASE OF VÉLEZ LOOR v. PANAMA MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT HAVING SEEN: 1. The Judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations and costs delivered on November 23, 2010 (hereinafter “the Judgment”) by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”), in which it accepted the partial acknowledgement of responsibility made by the Republic of Panama (hereinafter “the State” or “Panama”) and declared the internationally responsibility of the latter for the violation of the rights to personal liberty, judicial guarantees, the principle of legality, and personal integrity of Jesús Tranquilino Vélez Loor, an Ecuadorian national, as well as for failing to undertake an investigation into the alleged acts of torture that were denounced, and for failing to comply with the obligation to ensure, without discrimination, the right of access to justice. The Court determined, inter alia, that the detention of an individual for failing to comply with the migratory laws should never have a punitive purpose and that, if detention is necessary and proportionate in a specific case, migrants should be detained in establishments specifically designed to this end that accord with their legal situation, and not in ordinary prisons whose purpose of which is incompatible with the nature of the possible detention of an individual owing to his or her migratory situation, or other places where they may be detained together with persons accused or convicted of criminal offenses.1 In the Judgment, the Court established that: […] 12. The State must pay the amount established in paragraph 264 of th[e] Judgment for specialized medical attention and psychological treatment, as well as for medicines and other future related expenses within six months. 13. The State must make the publications ordered, as established in paragraph 266 of th[e] Judgment.  Judge Alberto Pérez Pérez advised the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this Order. 1 The official summary of the Judgment delivered by the Court can be consulted [in Spanish] on the following webpage: http://www.corteidh.or.cr/docs/casos/articulos/resumen_218_esp.pdf

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