Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of July 7, 2009
Case of the Ituango Massacres v. Colombia
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

Having Seen:
1.
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter, the "Judgment")
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the "Court", "the InterAmerican Court” or the “Tribunal”) on July 1, 2006, whereby the Tribunal decided that the
State of Colombia (hereinafter, the “State”, the “Colombian State” or “Colombia”) must:
[…]
15.

[…] take the necessary measures to provide justice in […] case [;]

16.
[…] provide, free of charge, and through the national health services, the appropriate
treatment required by the next of kin of the victims executed in this case[;]
17.
[…] take the necessary measures to guarantee safe conditions for the former inhabitants
of El Aro and La Granja, who were forced to displace, to return to El Aro or La Granja, as
applicable and if they so desire, in the terms of paragraph 404 [of the] Judgment [;]
18.
[…] organize a public act to acknowledge international responsibility for the facts of this
case, in the presence of senior authorities, in the terms of paragraphs 405 and 406 of th[e]
Judgment [;]
19.
[…] implement a housing program, to provide appropriate housing to the surviving
victims who lost their homes and who require this, in the terms of paragraph 407 of th[e]
judgment [;]
20.
[…] erect a plaque in an appropriate public place in La Granja and in El Aro, so that the
new generations know about the events that took place in this case. The foregoing in the terms
of paragraph 408 of [the] Judgment [;]
21.
[…] implement, within a reasonable time, permanent training programs on human rights
and international humanitarian law for the Colombian Armed Forces, in the terms of paragraph
409 of th[e] judgment;
22.
[…]publish once, within six months, in the official gazette and in another newspaper with
national circulation, the chapter on the proven facts in th[e] judgment, without the corresponding
footnotes, and the operative paragraphs of the judgment, in the terms of paragraph 410
[t]hereof;
23.
[…] pay the persons indicated in Appendixes I and III of th[e] judgment, within one
year, in compensation for pecuniary damage, the amounts established in paragraph 379 and in
Appendixes I and III of th[e] judgment, in the terms of paragraphs 358, 359, 363, 364, 376,
377, 417 and 420 to 424 thereof[;]
24.
[…] pay the persons indicated in Appendixes I, II and III of th[e] judgment, within one
year, in compensation for non-pecuniary damage, the amounts established in paragraph 390 and
in Appendixes I, II and III of this judgment, in the terms of paragraphs 358, 359, 363, 364, 376,
377, 390, 417 and 420 to 424 hereof[, and]

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