ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
OF JULY 4, 2006
BÁMACA VELÁSQUEZ V. GUATEMALA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
The judgment on merits delivered in this case by the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American Court”) on November
The judgment on reparations delivered in this case by the Inter-American
Court on February 22, 2002.
The Order on compliance with judgment in this case issued by the Court on
November 27, 2003, in which it declared, inter alia, that:
[…] the State ha[d] fully complied with operative paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of the judgment
on reparations delivered by the Court on February 22, 2002, regarding damages.
The Order on compliance with judgment issued by the Court on March 3,
2005, in which it declared that:
1. [...] it will keep the procedure of monitoring compliance open with regard to the
following aspects of this case that are pending:
(a) The location of the remains of Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, their exhumation in
the presence of his widow and next of kin, and the return of the remains to them;
(b) The investigation into the facts that gave rise to the violations of the American
Convention on Human Rights and the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and
Punish Torture, the identification of those responsible, and the public divulgation of
the results of this investigation;
(c) The publication, once only, in the official gazette and in another newspaper
with national circulation, of the chapter on proven facts and the operative paragraphs
of the judgment on merits of November 25, 2000, and the organization of a public
act to acknowledge responsibility concerning the facts of the case and to make
amends to the victims; and
(d) The adoption of the legislative and any other measures necessary to adapt the
Guatemalan laws to international norms of human rights and humanitarian law, and
to make those norms fully effective in the domestic sphere.
Judge Oliver Jackman informed the Court that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be
unable to attend the deliberation of this Order.