ORDER OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF AUGUST 22, 2013
CASE OF JUAN HUMBERTO SÁNCHEZ v. HONDURAS
MONITORING COMPLIANCE WITH JUDGMENT

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The Judgment on preliminary objection, merits, reparations and costs (hereinafter
“the Judgment”) delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter
“the Inter-American Court,” “the Court” or “this Court”) on June 7, 2003, in this case.
2.
The orders on monitoring compliance with the Judgment issued by the Court on
November 17, 2004, September 12, 2005, November 21, 2007, and February 20, 2012.
In the last order, the Court decided that it would keep the procedure of monitoring
compliance open with regard to the pending elements in this case:
a)
“Pay the compensation ordered for non-pecuniary damage in favor of Julio Sánchez”
(subparagraph (h) of the ninth operative paragraph of the Judgment);
b)
“Continue investigating the facts of this case; identify the perpetrators and the masterminds
as well as any eventual accessories after the facts, and impose the administrative and criminal
penalties, as appropriate; that the next of kin of the victim must have full access and legal standing
at all stages and in all instances of the said investigations, pursuant to domestic law and the
provisions of the American Convention on Human Rights, and that the results of the investigation
must be published” (tenth operative paragraph of the Judgment), y
c)
“Implement a system to register detainees that allows the legality of detentions to be
monitored” (twelfth operative paragraph of the Judgment).

3.
The reports on compliance with the Judgment presented by the State on May 22,
2012, and February 26, June 6 and 28, 2013, and their annexes.
4.
The briefs of June 18, 2012, and April 1, June 5 and July 12, 2013, and their
respective annex, in which the representatives of the victims (hereinafter “the
representatives”) presented their observations on the State’s reports.
5.
The briefs of July 2, 2012, and April 25 and July 26, 2013, in which the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Commission”) submitted its
observations on the State’s reports and on the information presented by the
representatives.
6.
The notes of the Secretariat of April 17, 2013, in which the President of the Court
convened the parties and the Commission to a private hearing on monitoring compliance
with the Judgment.

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