ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF MAY 19, 2010
CASE OF CHAPARRO ÁLVAREZ AND LAPO ÍÑIGUEZ V. ECUADOR
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on preliminary objections, merits, reparations, and costs (hereinafter
“the Judgment”) delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) of November 21, 2007, whereby it decided that:
8. The State [had to] eliminate forthwith the names of Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and
Freddy Hernán Lapo Íñiguez from the public records in which they still appear with a criminal
record […].
9. The State [had to] immediately inform the relevant private institutions that they shall
eliminate from their records any reference to Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and Freddy Hernán
Lapo Íñiguez as authors or suspects of the criminal act of which they were accused in this case
[…].
10. The State [had to] publicize the […] Judgment, within six months from notification of the
Judgment […].
11. The State [had to] adapt its legislation, within a reasonable timeframe, to the parameters
of the American Convention on Human Rights […].
12. The State [had to] adopt forthwith all the administrative or other measures necessary to
eliminate ex officio the criminal record of those persons who are acquitted or whose cases are
dismissed. Also, within a reasonable timeframe, it [had to] implement the pertinent legislative
measures to this end […].
13. The State and Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez [had to] submit to an arbitration procedure to
establish the amounts corresponding to pecuniary damage […].
14. The State [had to] pay Juan Carlos Chaparro Álvarez and Freddy Hernán Lapo Íñiguez the
amounts established in [the] Judgment, to compensate them for pecuniary and non-pecuniary
damage and for reimbursement of costs and expenses, within one year from the notification of
the Judgment […].

2.
The Order on monitoring compliance with Judgment, issued by the Court on April 29,
2009, whereby it declared:
1.

That the State ha[d] fully complied with operative paragraph eight of the Judgment
issued in the instant case, regarding the elimination of Mr. Chaparro and Mr. Lapo’s
names form the public records in which they appeared with criminal records.

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