Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of September 23, 2009
Case of the Caracazo v. Venezuela
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

Having seen:
The Judgment on merits delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Inter-American Court,” “the Court,” or “the Tribunal”) on November 11,
The Judgment on reparations and costs (hereinafter, “the Judgment”) rendered by
the Court on August 29, 2002.
The Orders on Monitoring Compliance with the Judgment, issued by the Court on
November 17, 2004 and July 6, 2009. In the latter Order, among other things, the
Tribunal decided:
That it w[ould] keep open the proceedings to monitor compliance with the following
measures pending fulfillment, to wit:
[...] locate, exhume, and identify by means of suitable techniques and instruments
[the mortal remains of the victims], and deliver them to the victims’ next of kin, under the
terms of paragraphs 121 and 124 to 126 of the [...] Judgment (operative paragraph two of the

The representatives’ brief of September 14, 2009, whereby they named the actions
the State is taking in complying with the Judgment rendered by the Court in the instant
case on August 29, 2002.
The communication from the Secretariat of the Court, dated September 18, 2009,
whereby the State was asked to submit its observations to the representatives' brief of
September 14, 2009. As of the date of this Order, such observations still remain to be

That monitoring compliance with its decisions is a power inherent in the judicial
functions of the Court.
That Venezuela has been a State Party to the American Convention on Human
Rights (hereinafter, “the American Convention”) since August 9, 1977, and that it

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