ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS∗
OF MAY 18, 2010
CASE OF KIMEL V. ARGENTINA
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on the merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter “the Judgment”)
delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American
Court”, “the Court” or “the Tribunal”) on May 2, 2008, in which it decided:
6.
To order the State to pay the amounts set in [the] Judgment as compensation for
pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, and reimbursement of legal costs and expenses, within
the term of one year as from notice of [the] Judgment […].
7.
To order the State to set aside the criminal sentence imposed on Mr. Kimel and all the
effects deriving therefrom within the term of six months as from notice of [the] Judgment […].
8.
To order the State to write forthwith the name of Mr. Kimel off all public records
wherein he has been entered as having a criminal record in relation to the instant case […].
9.
To order the State to publish the pertinent parts [t]hereof […] as ordered in paragraph
125 of [the] Judgment, within the term of six months as from notice [t]hereof.
10.
To order the State to hold a public act as acknowledgement of responsibility, within
the term of six months as from notice of [the] Judgment […].
11.
To order the State to bring within a reasonable time its domestic legislation into
conformity with the provisions of the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights, so that the
lack of accuracy acknowledged by the State […] be amended in order to comply with the
requirements of legal certainty so that, consequently, they do not affect the exercise of the
right to freedom of thought and expression.

2.
The Communications submitted on September 10 and November 19, 2009, February
3, and May 5, 2010 and their annexes, whereby the Argentinean Republic (hereinafter “the
State” or “Argentina”) referred to its compliance with the Judgment.
∗

Judge Leonardo A. Franco, of Argentinean nationality, excused himself from hearing the present case,
prior to the Judgment of May 2, 2008. Consequently, he did not participate in the deliberation and singing of the
instant Order.

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