ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
OF AUGUST 30, 2011
CASE OF MONTERO ARANGUREN ET AL (DETENTION CENTER OF CATIA)
v. VENEZUELA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on Preliminary Objections, Merits, Reparations and Costs
(hereinafter "the Judgment") passed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter "the Court," "the Inter-American Court" or "the Tribunal") on July 5, 2006.
2.
The Order on Monitoring Compliance with the Judgment of November 17, 2009,
whereby the Court declared, inter alia, that:
1. Pursuant to Considering Clauses 15, 20, 21, 26 to 28, 32 to 34, 40 to 43, 49, 50, 54 to
57, 61 to 63, and 68 to 70 of the [...] Order, the Court shall keep open the procedure to
monitor compliance with those paragraphs that provide for the State's obligation to:
a) Adopt the necessary measures to identify, prosecute and punish those responsible
for the violations committed against the victims in the instant case, in full observance of
judicial guarantees and within a reasonable time (Operative Paragraph 7 of the
Judgment);
b) Take the necessary and adequate actions immediately to effectively ensure that the
bodies of José León Ayala Gualdrón and Edgar José Peña Marín are found and handed
over (Operative Paragraph 8 of the Judgment);
c) Adapt its domestic laws to the provisions of the American Convention within a
reasonable timeframe (Operative Paragraph 9 of the Judgment);
d) Take all necessary measures, within a reasonable period, to bring prison conditions
into line with international standards on the matter (Operative Paragraph 10 of the
Judgment);
e) Train the members of the security forces to effectively guarantee the right to life
and avoid a disproportionate use of force. Therefore, the State must develop and
implement a training program on human rights and international standards regarding
individuals held in custody aimed at police and prison officers (Operative Paragraph 11
of the Judgment);
f) Hold a ceremony to acknowledge international responsibility and publically ask for
forgiveness regarding the violations declared in the Judgment (Operative Paragraph 12
of the Judgment);
g) Publish, at least once, in the Official Gazette, and in another national daily
newspaper, the chapter on the facts set forth in the Judgment, without its footnotes
(Operative Paragraph 13 of the Judgment); and,
h) Pay compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages, as well
reimbursing legal costs and expenses (Operative Paragraph 14 of the Judgment).

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3.
The notes of August 31 and October 20, 2010, February 11, May 30 and June 22,
2011, by means of which the Secretariat reiterated to the Bolivarian Republic of
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Judge Leonardo A. Franco informed the Court that, due to force majeure, he was unable to participate
in the deliberation of the present Order.

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