ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF OCTOBER 23, 2012
CASE OF KAWAS FERNÁNDEZ v. HONDURAS
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on merits, reparations and costs in this case (hereinafter “the
"Judgment") delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the InterAmerican Court” or the “Court”) on April 3, 2009.
2.
The Order on monitoring compliance with judgment issued by the Court on February
27, 2012, in which it declared, inter alia, that the following obligation was pending
compliance:
[…]
(c) […] To provide free of charge, immediately, and for as long as necessary, […] psychological
and/or psychiatric treatment to Blanca Fernández, Selsa Damaris Watt Kawas, Jaime Alejandro
Watt Kawas, Jacobo Roberto Kawas Fernández, Jorge Jesús Kawas Fernández and Carmen Marilena
Kawas Fernández, should they request this […]
[…]

3.
The brief of April 26, 2012, and its annexes, in which the Republic of Honduras
(hereinafter the “State” or “Honduras”) presented information on compliance with the
Judgment delivered by the Court in the instant case (supra having seen paragraph 1).
4.
The brief of June 1, 2012, in which the representatives presented observations on
the State’s report (supra having seen paragraph 3).
5.
The communication of July 13, 2012, in which the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission" or “the Commission”)
presented its observations on the State’s report and on the brief forwarded by the
representatives (supra having seen paragraphs 3 and 4).
CONSIDERING THAT:
1.
One of the inherent attributes of the jurisdictional functions of the Court is to
monitor compliance with its decisions.
2.
Pursuant to Article 67 of the American Convention, States Parties must comply fully
and promptly with the judgments delivered by the Court. Furthermore, Article 68(1) of the
American Convention stipulates that “[t]he States Parties to the Convention undertake to

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