Press Release

IACHR Concludes 142nd Period of Sessions.

July 22, 2011

Washington, D.C., July 22, 2011 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held its 142nd regular session July 18-22, 2011. The IACHR is composed of Dinah Shelton, Chair; José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, First Vice-Chair; Rodrigo Escobar Gil, Second Vice-Chair; and Commissioners Luz Patricia Mejía, María Silvia Guillén, Felipe González, and Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro. The Executive Secretary is Santiago A. Canton.

During its 142nd session, the Commission approved 49 reports on individual cases and petitions: 18 on admissibility; 3 on inadmissibility; 3 on friendly settlement; 8 on the merits; 4 decisions to publish a report on the merits; and 13 archive reports, as follows:

Admissibility Reports

Petition 616-98, Argentina – José Luis Hernández

Petition 12.145, Trinidad and Tobago – Kevin Dial and Andrew Dottin

Petition 10.737, Colombia – Víctor Manuel Isaza Uribe and family

Petition 1142-04, Colombia – Fredy Alberto Alvarez and familias (Comuna 13)

Petition 12.336, Colombia – Elio Gelves Carrillo and others

Petition 1082-03, Paraguay –Reinaldo Barreto Medina and Florencio Florentin Mosqueira

Petitions 1105-04, 1201-04 y 1216-04, Peru - Moisés S. Limaco Huayascachi; Néstor Andrés Luyo Pérez and Mario Merwan Chira Alvarado

Petition 422-03, Peru –Cory Clodolia Tenicela Tello and others

Petition 1194-04, Peru –Marco Antonio Abarca Rupay

Petition 801-98, Peru - Carlos Braulio Arana Franco

Petitions 240-00 y 4582-02, Peru – José Félix Arce Apaza y Luis Enrique Quispe Vega

Petition 911-98, Peru – Héctor Fidel Cordero Bernal

Petition 12.125, Peru – Wilbert Apaza Vargas

Petition 243-07, Venezuela – Marcel Granier and others

Petition 11.829, United States – Pedro Luis Medina

Petition 12.333, United States – Miguel Ángel Flores

Petition 12.341, United States – James Wilson Chambers

Petitions 233–04 (Manfred Amrhein Pinto, Ronald Fernandez Pinto, Carlos Osborne Escalante, Carlos Manuel Gonzalez Lizano and Arturo Fallas Zúñiga); 669-04 (Rafael Antonio Rojas Madrigal); 1174-04 (Damas Vega Atencio); 221-05 (Miguel Mora Calvo); 587-05 (Manuel Hernandez Quezada); 1083-06 (Jorge Alberto Martinez Melendez); 1111-06 (Guillermo Rodríguez Silva y Martín Rojas Hernández); 1256-06 (Carlos Eduardo Yépez Cruz, Luis Archbold Jay, Enrique Floyd Archbold Jay, Fernando Saldarriaga Sandarriaga and Miguel Antonio Valverde), Costa Rica – La Reforma

Inadmissibility Reports

Petition 182-03, Peru – René José Sánchez Rivera

Petition 648-98, Peru – Marcos Mauricio Lecca Vergara and others

Petition 55-05, Peru – Teofilo Sánchez Minaya

Friendly Settlement Reports

Case 11.532, Argentina – Penitenciarías de Mendoza

Case 12.306, Argentina – Juan Carlos de la Torre

Case 12.232, Chile – María Soledad Cisternas

Merits Reports

The IACHR approved a total of 8 reports on the merits, which will be made public when the Commission adopts a decision to publish or send the case to the Court, pursuant to Article 51 of the American Convention on Human Rights.

Decision to Publish Merits Reports

Case 12.586, Canadá – John Doe,

Case 10.916, Colombia – James Zapata Valencia y José Heriberto Ramírez Llanos,

Case 12.626, Estados Unidos – Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) et al.

Case 12.776, Estados Unidos – Jeffrey Timothy Landrigan

Archive Reports

Case 893-07, Brasil – Paulo Veronesi Pavesi

Case 11.745, Brasil – 16 indígenas Yanomami

Case 11.072, Estados Unidos – Francisco Ruiz y otros

Case 12.381, Estados Unidos – Robert Bacon Jr.

Case 483-00, Haití – Jean Paul Bien-Aimé

Case 603-03, México – Antonio Fragoso

Case 12.083, Perú – Jesús Clemente Collas Berru

Case 705-98, Perú – Walter Lorenzo Delgado Rojas

Case 806-98, Perú – Isaías Hinostroza Baldeón y María Jesús Salvador Ricra

Case 11.780, Perú – Javier Diez Canseco y Gustavo Mohme

Case 12.245, Trinidad y Tobago - Robert Taylor

Case 664-02, Venezuela – Vicente Amengual

The 143rd session will be from October 19 to November 4, and the deadline for submitting requests for hearings and working meetings is August 19, 2011.

A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission has a mandate to promote respect for human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this matter. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in a personal capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.

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