ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
NOVEMBER 25, 2010
PROVISIONAL MEASURES
REGARDING VENEZUELA
CASE OF ELOISA BARRIOS ET AL.

Having Seen:
1.
The Orders issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court,” “the Court,” or “the Tribunal”) on November 23, 2004, June 29
and September 22, 2005, and February 4, 2010. In the latter, the Court ruled:
1.
That the death of beneficiary Oscar Barrios shows the State's failure to comply with
the effective implementation of the provisional measures ordered by this Court.
2.
To maintain the provisional measures ordered by the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights through its orders dated November 23, 2004, and June 29 and September 29, 2005.
3.
To reiterate that the State must maintain the measures it may have adopted and
immediately order any other measures that may be necessary to effectively protect the lives
and personal integrity of the beneficiaries of the […] provisional measures.
4.
To reiterate that the State must provide the necessary permanent guard measures
to provide security to the homes of Maritza Barrios, Juan Barrios, and Orismar Carolina Alzul
García, without prejudice to the fact the parties can reach an agreement on more complete
provisional measures in the framework of a dialogue between the beneficiaries and the State.
5.
To require the State to ensure and effectively implement the conditions necessary for
the members of the Barrios family who have been forced to move to other regions of the
country to return to their homes.
6.
To require the State to report to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the
measures it has adopted toward complying with this order by March 18, 2010, at the latest.
At that time it shall provide details on the incidents that took place with regard to Mr. Oscar
Barrios, as well as on the measures that it is taking in order to prevent similar actions against
the life or personal integrity of the beneficiaries of the provisional measures.
7.
To require the representatives of the beneficiaries of the measures to submit any
comments they deem pertinent to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights within two
weeks of the date on which they are notified of the State’s report.
8.
To require the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to submit any
comments it deems pertinent to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights within four weeks
of the date on which it is notified of the State’s report.
9.
To reiterate that the State must continue reporting to the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights every two months on the provisional measures taken, and to require the
beneficiaries of these measures or their representatives to present their comments within four
weeks counting from the date on which they are notified of the State’s reports, as well as to

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