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

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on Merits, Reparations and Costs, on the instant case,
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court”,
“the Inter-American Court”, or “the Tribunal”) on November 27, 2003, through
which it decided to order to the Republic of Guatemala (hereinafter “the State”):
5.
[…] to effectively investigate the facts in the instant case, that caused the
violations to the American Convention on Human Rights and the failure to comply the
obligations of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture; to identify,
judge, and punish the responsible parties, as well as to publish the results of the
respective investigation […]
6.
[…] to pay the exact amount of US$10,000.00 (ten thousand US Dollars), or
its equivalence to the Guatemalan currency, for the concept of compensation of
pecuniary damage […]
7.
[…] to pay the exact amount of US$44,000.00 (forty four thousand US
Dollars), or its equivalence to the Guatemalan currency, for the concept of
compensation of non pecuniary damage […]
8.
[…] to pay the exact amount of US$6,000.00 (six thousand US Dollars), or its
equivalence to the Guatemalan currency, for the concept of expenses and costs […]

2.
The order emitted by the Inter-American Court on September 21, 2005,
through which it declared:
1.
That […] the State has fully complied with what was indicated in the sixth,
seventh, and eighth operative paragraphs of the Judgment on Merits, Reparations, and
Costs of November 27, 2003 emitted in the instant case, namely:

a)
payment of the corresponding amounts for the compensation on
pecuniary damage ruled in favor of Maritza Urrutia, Edmundo Urrutia
Castellanos, María Pilar García de Urrutia, Edmundo Urrutia García, and
Carolina Urrutia García;
b)
payment of the corresponding amounts for the compensation on
non-pecuniary damage ruled in favor of Maritza Urrutia, Fernando Sebastián
Barrientos Urrutia, Edmundo Urrutia Castellanos, María Pilar García de Urrutia,
Edmundo Urrutia García, and Carolina Urrutia García; and

∗

The Judge Cecilia Medina Quiroga informed the Court that, due to reasons of force majeure, she
will not be attending the deliberation and signing of the present order.

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