I REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION AND PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT 1. On November 30, 2012, the Court delivered the Judgment, which was notified to the parties and to the Commission on December 18 that year. 2. On February 20, 2013, the representatives filed a request for interpretation of the Judgment. Specifically, they asked the Court to “clarify various aspects related to the reparations ordered in favor of the victims.” 3. On April 3, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of Article 68(2) of the Rules of Procedure and on the instructions of the President, the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter “the Secretariat”) forwarded the said request for interpretation to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) and to the State of Colombia (hereinafter “the State” or “Colombia”) and granted them until May 3, 2013, to present any written arguments they deemed pertinent. 4. On May 3, 2013, the Commission and the State presented their arguments and observations with regard to the representatives’ request for interpretation. II COMPETENCE 5. Article 67 of the Convention establishes that: The judgment of the Court shall be final and not subject to appeal. In case of disagreement as to the meaning or scope of the judgment, the Court shall interpret it at the request of any of the parties, provided the request is made within ninety days from the date of notification of the judgment. 6. According to this article, the Court is competent to interpret its judgments. Under Article 68(3) of the Rules of Procedure, in order to examine the request for interpretation and reach the corresponding decision the Court must, if possible, have the same composition that it had when it delivered the respective Judgment. On this occasion, the Court is composed of the judges who delivered the Judgment the interpretation of which has been requested by the representatives. III ADMISSIBILITY 7. The Court must verify whether the request presented by the representatives complies with the requirements established in the norms applicable to a request for interpretation of judgment, namely Article 67 of the Convention, cited above, and the pertinent parts of Article 68 of the Rules of Procedure, which stipulate that: 1. The request for interpretation referred to in Article 67 of the Convention may be made in connection with judgments on preliminary objections, on the merits, or on reparations and costs, and shall be filed with the Secretariat. It shall state with precision questions relating to the meaning or scope of the judgment of which interpretation is requested. […] 2

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