Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights*
of January 22, 2009
Case of Blake v. Guatemala
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits rendered in the instant case by the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as “the Court” or “the
Inter-American Court”) on January 24, 1998, whereby said Court declared that:
[…]
3.
the State of Guatemala is obliged to make all means available to the Court so
as to investigate the denounced facts and to punish those responsible for the
disappearance and death of Mr. Nicholas Chapman-Blake.
[…]

2.
The reparations Judgment rendered by the Court in the instant case, on
January 22, 1999, whereby it decided:
[…]
2.
To order the State of Guatemala to investigate the facts of the instant case,
identify and punish the responsible parties and to adopt the necessary provisions at
domestic level in order to guarantee compliance with this obligation (according to what
is set forth in operative paragraph 3 of the judgment on the merits), which shall be
informed to the Court, every six months, until the termination of the corresponding
proceedings.
[…]

3.
The Decision issued by the Inter-American Court on November 27, 2003 in
the instant case.
The Decision rendered by the Inter-American Court on November 27, 2007,
whereby it declared that:

4.

1. […] shall keep the proceedings of monitoring compliance with operative paragraph
three of the Judgment on the merits issued on January 24, 1998 open, as well as of
operative paragraph two of the reparations Judgment rendered on January 22, 1999,
regarding the obligation to make all the means available to the Court in order to

*

Judge Cecilia Medina-Quiroga informed the Court that she would not participate in the
deliberation and signature hereof on grounds of force majeure.

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