2. In accordance with the provisions of Article 67 of the American Convention, the State must comply fully and promptly with the Court’s judgments. Furthermore, Article 68.1 of the American Convention stipulates that “[t]he States Parties to the Convention undertake to comply with the judgment of the Court in any case to which they are parties.” To this end, States should ensure the domestic implementation of the provisions set forth in the Court’s rulings. 1 3. The States Parties to the Convention that have recognized the contentious jurisdiction of the Court have a duty to comply with the obligations established by the Court, which includes the duty to report to the Court the measures adopted in compliance with its rulings. Timely observance of the State’s obligation to report to the Court on how it is implementing each of the provisions ordered is essential in order to assess the status of compliance with the Judgment as a whole. 2 4. The deadline for the presentation of the first report on compliance with the Judgment expires on August 23, 2012. Nevertheless, on December 23, 2011, the State submitted a report indicating, in general terms, that on July 5, 2011, the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights, and Religion, and the Ministry of National Defense of Ecuador had signed a memorandum of agreement entitled “Compliance with the Publications Judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of Mejía Idrovo v. Ecuador” together with Mr. José Idrovo Mejía, the victim in this case, and his attorney. The State provided a copy of this document. Subsequently, on February 1, 2012, the State submitted another report in which it referred specifically to the status of compliance with the reparation measure related to the publication of the Judgment (Operative paragraph two). Given that observations regarding this report have now been received from the representatives and the Inter-American Commission, and given that there is evidence of progress regarding compliance with the reparation measures ordered, the Court deems it appropriate to issue the present Order in this regard. 5. Obligation to publish the official summary of the Judgment in the Official Gazette and in a newspaper with a wide national circulation and to publish the entire Judgment on an official website (Operative paragraph two of the Judgment). 5. In the Agreement on Compliance the State undertook to publish the measures ordered by the Court in the Judgment. Accordingly, the State published the official summary of the Judgment in the Official Record No. 611, on Thursday, January 5, 2012, and in the newspaper “El Comercio,” on Sunday, January 1, 2012, and provided a copy of each of these publications. With regard to the publication of the full Judgment, the State indicated that this document is available on two websites, for a period of one year. The Ministry of National Defense has published it at the following URL: http://www.midena.gob.ec/; and the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights, and Religion has published it on the following URL: http://www.minjusticia.gob.ec/. In both cases, the State submitted a copy of the 1 Cf. Case of Baena Ricardo et al. Jurisdiction. Judgment of November 28, 2003. Series C No. 104, para. 60, and Case of Vera Vera et al. v. Ecuador. Monitoring Compliance with Judgment. Order of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of February 27, 2012, Considering paragraph 2. 2 Cf. Case of Barrios Altos v. Peru. Monitoring of Compliance with Judgment. Order of the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights of September 22, 2005, Considering para. 7, and Case of Vera Vera et al. supra note 1, Considering para. 3. 2

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