Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of November 21, 2007
Case of Maritza-Urrutia v. Guatemala
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and legal costs delivered by the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, the “Court”, the “Inter-American
Court” or the “Tribunal") on November 27, 2003.1
2.

The Order issued by the Inter-American Court on September 21, 2005.

3.
The report submitted by the State of Guatemala (hereinafter, the “State”) on
April 23, 2007, a year and three months after the expiration of the term fixed for its
presentation.
4.
The brief of April 26, 2004, whereby the representatives of the victim
(hereinafter, the “representatives”) submitted their observations to the State’s
report.
5.
The brief of June 6, 2007, whereby the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (hereinafter, the “Commission” or the "Inter-American Commission")
submitted its observations to the report of the State.
CONSIDERING:
1.
It is an inherent power of the judicial functions of the Court to monitor
compliance with its decisions.

2.
That Guatemala has been a State Party to the American Convention since May
25, 1978, and that it accepted the binding jurisdiction of the Court on March 9, 1987.

1
Case of Maritza Urrutia v. Guatemala. Merits, Reparations and Legal Costs. Judgment of November 27,
2003. Series C No. 103.

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