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IACHR Congratulates State of Peru for Attaining Full Compliance with 3 Friendly Settlements

April 2, 2019

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Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has decided to declare full compliance with Friendly Settlement Reports 69/16 (concerning Jesús Salvador Ferreyra González), 70/16 (concerning Tito Guido Gallegos Gallegos), and 137/17, concerning Néstor Alejandro Albornoz Eyzaguirre, in Peru. The Commission will consequently stop monitoring such compliance.

All three cases are linked to the arbitrary dismissal of public officials, involving violations of the rights enshrined in Articles 8 (right to a fair trial) and 25 (right to judicial protection) of the American Convention on Human Rights, in keeping with Articles 1.1 (obligation to respect rights) and 2 (domestic legal effects) of that treaty.

The IACHR highlighted the impact of those cases and observed that the State had restored judge titles, revoked administrative actions caused by the dismissals, reinstated those officials in their positions, recognized the time during which they failed to perform their tasks, and subjected those officials to new assessment and confirmation processes. The IACHR further highlighted that, in the case of Néstor Alejandro Albornoz Eyzaguirre, the Peruvian State apologized to the victim.

The Inter-American Commission closely followed the implementation of the friendly settlements agreed in these cases. The IACHR highly commended all the parties involved for their efforts in negotiations and, later, during the monitoring stage of these friendly settlements. Based on information provided by the parties during the monitoring process, the IACHR declared that full compliance with these friendly settlements had been attained, and consequently ended its supervision of compliance.

The IACHR commends the Peruvian State on its efforts to solve cases that are taken before the friendly settlement mechanism and congratulates it for the full implementation of these friendly settlements. The Commission further congratulates the petitioning parties for all their efforts to advance toward full compliance with these friendly settlements.

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 and to defend human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this area. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in an individual capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.

No. 086/19