Order of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
of November 28, 2007
Case of the Girls Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic
(Monitoring Compliance with Judgment)

The Judgment on preliminary exceptions, merits, reparations, and costs
delivered on September 8, 2005 by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(hereinafter “the Court”, “the Inter-American Court” or ”the Tribunal”), whereby the
Court, in its pertinent parts, ordered that:
The State should publish at least once, within six months of notification of th[e]
judgment, in the official gazette and in another newspaper with national circulation in
the Dominican Republic, both the section entitled “Proven Facts”, without the
corresponding footnotes, and also the operative paragraphs of th[e] Judgment, in the
terms of paragraph 234 [of the Judgment].
The State should organize a public act acknowledging its international
responsibility and apologizing to the victims Dilcia Yean and Violeta Bosico, and to
Leonidas Oliven Yean, Tiramen Bosico Cofi and Teresa Tucent Mena, within six months,
in the presence of State authorities, the victims and their next of kin, and also the
representatives and this shall be disseminated in the media (radio, press and television).
The purpose of this act is to provide satisfaction and to serve as a guarantee of nonrepetition, in the terms of paragraph 235 of th[e] Judgment.
The State should adopt within its domestic law, within a reasonable time, in
accordance with Article 2 of the American Convention, the legislative, administrative and
any other measures needed to regulate the procedure and requirements for acquiring
Dominican nationality based on late declaration of birth. This procedure should be
simple, accessible and reasonable since, to the contrary, applicants could remain
stateless. Also, an effective remedy should exist for cases in which the request is
rejected in the terms of the American Convention, in accordance with paragraphs 239 to
241 of th[e] Judgment.
The State should pay, as compensation for non-pecuniary damage, the amount
established in paragraph 226 of th[e] Judgment to the child Dilcia Yean and the amount
established in the same paragraph to the child Violeta Bosico.
The State should pay the amount established in paragraph 250 of th[e]
Judgment to Leonidas Oliven Yean and Tiramen Bosico Cofi for costs and expenses
arising in the domestic sphere and in the international sphere before the Inter-American
System for the protection of human rights; and they should make the payments to the
Movimiento de Mujeres Domínico Haitianas (MUDHA), the Center for Justice and
International Law (CEJIL), and the International Human Rights Law Clinic, Boalt Hall
School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, to compensate the expenses they

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