Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of November 28, 2007
Case of the Plan de Sánchez Massacre v. Guatemala
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on Reparations and Costs (hereinafter “the Judgment”) rendered
by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”, “the InterAmerican Court” or “the Tribunal”) on November 19, 2004, in which the Court:
Decide[d,]
Unanimously that:
1.
The State shall effectively investigate the facts of Case of the Plan de Sánchez
Massacre v. Guatemala in order to identify, prosecute and punish the perpetrators and
masterminds, as set forth in paragraphs 94 to 99 of [the] Judgment.
2.
The State shall organize a public ceremony to acknowledge its responsibility for
the events that occurred in this case and to make reparation to its victims. The ceremony
must be carried out in the village of Plan de Sánchez, where the massacre occurred, in the
presence of senior State authorities and, particularly, of the members of the Plan de
Sánchez village and the other victims in this case, inhabitants of the villages of Chipuerta,
Joya de Ramos, Raxjut, Volcanillo, Coxojabaj, Las Tunas, Las Minas, Las Ventanas, Ixchel,
Chiac, Concul and Chichupac; and the leaders of these affected communities must
participate in this ceremony. The State shall provide the necessary means to facilitate the
presence of these people in the ceremony. Furthermore, the State shall conduct the
ceremony in both Spanish and Maya-Achí and publicize it in the media, as set forth in
paragraphs 100 and 117 of [the] Judgment.
3.
During such ceremony, the State shall publicly honor the memory of those
executed in the Plan de Sánchez Massacre carried out by State agents on July 18, 1982, as
set forth in paragraphs 101 and 117 of [the] Judgment.
4.
The State shall translate the American Convention on Human Rights, if not
already done, the judgment on the merits delivered by the Court on April 29, 2004 and
[the] Judgment into Maya-Achí. The State shall also provide the necessary resources to
disseminate said documents in the Municipality of Rabinal and deliver them to the victims
in this case, as set forth in paragraphs 102 and 117 of [the] Judgment.
5.
The State shall publish, at least once within one year following notice of [the]
Judgment, in the Official Gazette and in another daily newspaper with national circulation,
in Spanish and in Maya-Achí, the section entitled Proven Facts in Chapter V and the first to
fourth operative paragraphs of the judgment on the merits delivered by the Court on April
29,2004, as well as Chapter VII, entitled Proven Facts (without the footnotes), the first
declaratory paragraph and the first to ninth operative paragraphs of [the] Judgment, as set
forth in paragraphs 103 and 117.
6.
The State shall pay the amount specified in paragraph 104 of [the] Judgment to
maintain and improve the infrastructure of the chapel in which the victims pay homage to
those executed in the Plan de Sánchez Massacre, as set forth in paragraphs 104 and 117

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