ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS*
OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2006
THE SERRANO CRUZ SISTERS V. EL SALVADOR
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The judgment on merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter “the judgment”)
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Court” or
“the Inter-American Court”) on March 1, 2005, in which it:
DECLAR[ED]:
By six votes to one, that:
1.
The State has violated the right to judicial guarantees and judicial protection
embodied in Articles 8(1) and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights, in
relation to Article 1(1) thereof, to the detriment of Ernestina and Erlinda Serrano Cruz
and their next of kin, in the terms of paragraphs 53 to 107 of [the] judgment.
Dissenting Judge ad hoc Montiel Argüello.
By six votes to one, that:
2.
The State has violated the right to humane treatment embodied in Article 5 of
the American Convention […], in relation to Article 1(1) thereof, to the detriment of the
next of kin of Ernestina and Erlinda Serrano Cruz, in the terms of paragraphs 111 to 115
of [the] judgment.
Dissenting Judge ad hoc Montiel Argüello.
By five votes to two, that:
3.
It will not rule on the alleged violations of the rights of the family, the right to a
name, and the rights of the child, embodied in Articles 17, 18 and 19 of the American
Convention […], respectively, in the terms of paragraph 125 of [the] judgment.
Dissenting Judges Cançado Trindade and Ventura Robles.
By six votes to one, that:
4.
It will not rule on the alleged violation of the right to life embodied in Article 4
of the American Convention […], in relation to Article 1(1) thereof, to the detriment of
Ernestina and Erlinda Serrano Cruz, in the terms of paragraphs 130 to 132 of [the]
judgment.
Dissenting Judge Cançado Trindade.
AND DECIDE[D]:
By six votes to one, that:
*

Judge Oliver Jackman did not take part in the deliberation and signature of this Order, because
he advised that, for reasons beyond his control, he would be unable to participate in the seventy-second
regular session of the Court. Also, Judge Diego García-Sayán disqualified himself from hearing this case,
in accordance with Articles 19(2) of the Statute of the Court and 19 of its Rules of Procedure, so that he
did not take part in the delivery of the judgment or in this Order.

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