Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of July 6, 2009
Case of Albán-Cornejo et al. v. Ecuador
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs rendered by the Inter-American Court
of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court" or "the Inter-American Court") on November 22, 2007,
whereby it decided, inter alia, that:
Within a period of six months as from notification of [the] Judgment, and as provided in
paragraph 157 hereof, the State shall publish in its Official Gazette and in another newspaper of
national circulation, as a one-time publication, the following: the operative paragraphs of this
Judgment, as well as the following paragraphs: 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of Chapter I, “Introduction of the
Case and Subject-Matter of the Dispute;” 17, 18, 21, 22 and 24 of Chapter IV, “Partial
Acknowledgment of International Responsibility;” 44 to 50 of section (b), “Article 5(1) (Right to
Humane Treatment)” of the Convention, of Chapter VI; 64 of chapter VII; and 79 to 109 of section B,
“Proceedings before criminal jurisdiction,” chapter VII.
The State shall, within a reasonable term, fully divulge the rights of the patients, using the
adequate media and according to the existing legislation from Ecuador and the international
standards, in the terms of paragraphs 162 and 163 of the [...] Judgment.
The State shall, within a reasonable term, implement an education and training program for
justice operators and health care professionals about the laws enacted by Ecuador in relation to
patients’ rights and the punishment for violating them, pursuant to paragraph 164 of the [...]
The State must pay Carmen Cornejo de Albán and Bismarck Albán-Sánchez the sum
established in paragraph 153, for compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, within a
period of one year counted from the date of notice of the [...] Judgment, as established in paragraphs
146 to 154 [t]hereof.
The State shall, within a period of one year from the date of notice of the [...] Judgment,
pay Carmen Cornejo de Albán the sum established in paragraph 168 of the [...] Judgment for the
costs and expenses incurred both in the domestic sphere and before the Inter-American system of
protection of human rights, in the terms of paragraphs 167 and 168 of the [...] Judgment.
The reports submitted by the Republic of Ecuador (hereinafter "the State" or "Ecuador")
on June 2, August 29 and December 12, 2008, and April 7, 2009, by means of which it provided
information on the status of compliance with the Judgment.
The communications received on May 12, 2008 and March 9, 13 and June 22, 2009, by
means of which the victims´ representatives (hereinafter "the representatives") submitted their
remarks to the reports forwarded by the State.