ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF NOVEMBER 27, 2003*
CABALLERO DELGADO AND SANTANA CASE
COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on merits delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or “the Inter-American Court”) in the Caballero
Delgado and Santana case on December 8, 1995, in which, inter alia, it:
Unanimously
5.
Decides that the Republic of Colombia is obligated to continue judicial
proceedings into the disappearance and presumed death of the persons named and to
extend punishment in accordance with internal law.
By four votes to one
6.
Decides that the Republic of Colombia is obligated to pay fair compensation to
the relatives of the victims and to reimburse the expenses they have incurred in their
actions before the Colombian authorities in relation to these proceedings.
Judge Nieto-Navia dissenting.
By four votes to one
7.
Decides that the manner and amount of the compensation and reimbursement
of the expenses will be fixed by this Court and for that purpose the corresponding
proceeding remains open.
Judge Nieto-Navia dissenting.

2.
The judgment on reparations delivered by the Court on January 29, 1997, in
which it decided:
Unanimously
1)
To set at US$ 89,500.00 (eighty-nine thousand five hundred dollars of the
United States of America) or its equivalent in the national currency the amount that the
Colombian State must pay to the relatives of Isidro Caballero-Delgado and María del
Carmen Santana by July 31, 1997. These payments shall be made by the State of
Colombia in the proportion and conditions set forth in the consideranda of this judgment.
Unanimously,
2)
To set at US$ 2,000.00 (two thousand dollars of the United States of America)
the amount that the State must pay directly to María Nodelia Parra-Rodríguez as
reimbursement of the expenses incurred in her representations before the Colombian
authorities.
[…]
4)

That the Colombian State is obliged to continue its efforts to locate and identify

*
Judge Hernán Salgado Pesantes advised the Court that, owing to circumstances beyond his
control he would be unable to attend the deliberation and signature of this Order.

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