Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

Resolutions to Lift Precautionary Measure

Resolution No. 46/21( LIFT )
PM 207-12 - Telma Yolanda Oqueli Veliz and her nuclear family, Guatemala

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures at hand in favor of Telma Yolanda Oqueli Veliz and her nuclear family. At the time of making this decision, the Commission observes that Ms. Oqueli left the national territory “definitively” in 2018, leading the State to request the lifting of this matter. The Commission assessed the actions taken by the State in implementation of these measures, as well as the observations provided by the beneficiaries’ representation up to 2017.

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Resolution No. 43/21( LIFT )
PM 750-16 - Braulio Jatar, Venezuela

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures in favor of Braulio Jatar in Venezuela. According to the available information, Mr. Jatar’s situation has changed substantially given that he is no longer deprived of his liberty. Following the State’s request to lift precautionary measures, the Commission has not received any information or observations from the beneficiary’s representation. Therefore, the IACHR deems it appropriate to lift these precautionary measures.

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Resolution No. 42/21( LIFT )
PM 240-09 - Mauricio Meza Blanco, Colombia

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift these precautionary measures as no information that would support the requirements of Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure was identified. Considering that the State has filed and reiterated a request to lift precautionary measures, and given that the beneficiary’s representation has not provided any information on the situation in the last seven years, the IACHR lacks specific and current elements of assessment regarding the situation of Mr. Meza.

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Resolution No. 40/21( LIFT )
PM 254-07 - “A” (“AW”), Guyana

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decided to lift these precautionary measures in favor of “A” (or “AW”) in Guyana. The IACHR considers that the corresponding allegations shall be analyzed within the framework of petition 353-07 if the prerequisites are fulfilled. The IACHR further notes that it has not received specific information from the parties for approximately 9 years.

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Resolution No. 39/21( LIFT )
PM 172-01 - Alladin Mohammed, Trinidad and Tobago

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures at hand. At the time of adopting this decision, the IACHR observes that the death sentence imposed on Mr. Alladin Mohammed was commuted. Moreover, there is no recent information from either party. The petition initially linked to this measure was closed in 2020.

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Resolution No. 36/21( LIFT )
PM 231-12 - Wilfredo Ramón Stokes Baltazar , Guatemala

La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) decide levantar las presentes medidas cautelares tras la liberación de prisión del señor Stokes en enero de 2017 al otorgársele el beneficio de “libertad anticipada”, por lo que ha dejado de encontrarse bajo la custodia del Estado. En particular, la Comisión valoró las atenciones médicas brindadas por el Estado; las observaciones brindadas por la representación a lo largo del tiempo; y en particular que no presentó observaciones a la solicitud de levantamiento. En la medida que no corresponde en el presente procedimiento pronunciarse sobre la responsabilidad internacional del Estado, ni tampoco determinar violaciones a los derechos humanos alegados, la Comisión recuerda que tendrá la oportunidad de analizar los alegatos pertinentes en el marco del Caso 13.472 relacionada al presente asunto.

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Resolution No. 25/21( LIFT )
PM 36-10 - Rodrigo Callejas Bedoya et al. , Colombia

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift these precautionary measures in accordance with Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure. Despite reiterated requests for information from the representation, no response has been received in approximately 9 years. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the IACHR recalled that the State maintains, in accordance with Article 1(1) of the American Convention, its obligation to respect and guarantee the rights recognized therein, including Mr. Callejas's life and personal integrity.

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Resolution No. 23/21( LIFT )
PM 691-20 - Facundo José Astudillo Castro, Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decided to lift these precautionary measures as the situation and whereabouts of Facundo José Astudillo Castro have been identified. In this regard, the Commission regrets the death of young Facundo José Astudillo Castro and in view of the change of circumstances, considers that the measures have been rendered moot, given that the requirements of Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure are longer met.

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Resolution No. 22/21( LIFT )
PM 395-09 - Inhabitants of the Maho Indigenous Community regarding, Suriname

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift these precautionary measures pursuant to Article 25.9 of its Rules of Procedure. In particular, despite various requests for information made to the beneficiaries’ representatives, the IACHR has not obtained sufficient information to determine whether these precautionary measures should remain in force. Notwithstanding, the IACHR will continue with the corresponding analysis in the framework of Case 12.897, if the prerequisites thereof are met.

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Resolution No. 21/21( LIFT )
PM 413-16 - Lester Toledo and family, Venezuela

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures at hand in accordance with Article 25(9) of the Rules of Procedure, given that, despite the requests for information, the beneficiaries’ representation has made no observations; thus, 5 years have elapsed without receiving a response or specific and up-to-date information. According to public information, Mr. Toledo is allegedly out of the country. In such circumstances, the Commission does not have sufficient elements to call for these precautionary measures to remain in force.

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Resolution No. 20/21( LIFT )
PM 196-14 - Julio Ernesto Alvarado, Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has decided to lift these precautionary measures in view of the death of the beneficiary in July 2020. Inasmuch as the IACHR is not called upon through the present proceeding to render a decision on the international responsibility of the State, nor to find any violations of the human rights alleged, it should be recalled that the Commission will have the opportunity to analyze the relevant allegations in the framework of petition 1414-14 related to the present proceeding.

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Resolution No. 19/21( LIFT )
PM 75-19 - Jose David Ellner Romero, Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has decided to lift the precautionary measures at hand as a result of the beneficiary’s death in July 2020. Insofar as it does not rest with the Commission to pronounce upon the international liability of the State in this proceeding, the Commission reminds that it will have the opportunity to analyze the pertinent allegations within the scope of petition 696-19 related to the matter at hand.

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Resolution No. 18/21( LIFT )
PM 185-10 - M.S.T. and his nuclear family, Ecuador

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures granted to M.S.T. and his nuclear family in Ecuador. At the time of adopting this decision, the Commission considered the concerned State?s request to lift the measures at hand, assessed the protection measures adopted by the State over time and identified that approximately 9 years have elapsed without any reported events that would put the beneficiary and his nuclear family at risk.

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Resolution No. 15/21( LIFT )
PM 78-09 - Ronald Tiwarie , Trinidad and Tobago

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift the precautionary measures in question. In making this decision, the IACHR observes that the death sentence imposed on Mr. Ronald Tiwarie was commuted in 2010. Moreover, no information has been provided by the parties for approximately 12 years, and the petition, related to the present measure, was archived in 2019.

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Resolution No. 13/21( LIFT )
PM 240-15 - José Fernando Choto Choto et al, El Salvador

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) decides to lift these precautionary measures in view of the fact that progress has been reported in the investigations to clarify the events that led to the disappearance of three beneficiaries and a special commission has been created at the domestic level with the exclusive purpose of finding their whereabouts. The activities of this commission are monitored by the Constitutional Section of the Supreme Court of El Salvador. In that sense, following the Inter-American Court, the IACHR understands that at this time it is appropriate to analyze the allegations of alleged violations of the American Convention, as well as the applicable instruments, within the framework of P-1206-17 if the applicable regulatory premises are present. Similarly, with regard to the identified relatives of the beneficiaries, the IACHR was informed that they have left the country and are in the United States under "asylum status."

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Resolution No. 10/21( LIFT )
PM 516-20 - Maury Carolina Carrero Mendoza, Venezuela

On January 31, 2021, the IACHR decided to lift the precautionary measures in question after having determined the whereabouts of the beneficiary and inasmuch as her representation indicated that the situation no longer exists under the terms of Article 25 of the Rules of Procedure.

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Resolution No. 9/21( LIFT )
PM 256-06 - Evel Fanfan et al., Haiti

On January 31, 2021, the IACHR decided to lift the precautionary measures at hand. Upon taking this decision, the IACHR considered that approximately 8 years have elapsed without a response from the beneficiary's representation. The IACHR noted that the State of Haiti has also failed to respond to the requests for information made by the IACHR.

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Resolution No. 2/21( LIFT )
PM 1002-04 - Luis Alberto Sabando Veliz, Ecuador

On January 4, 2021, the IACHR decided to lift the precautionary measures granted to Luis Alberto Sabando Veliz in Ecuador. It was reported that Mr. Sabando's disappearance is still under investigation. The IACHR recalled that the precautionary measures were aimed at ensuring that the competent authorities take prompt action to determine the person's whereabouts and avoid damage of an irreparable nature. In this sense, the Commission considered that a review of the merits of the case was better suited to the context of a petition and not of the precautionary measures mechanism. Similarly, under the terms of Article 25(11), the IACHR assessed that the beneficiary’s representatives have not responded in approximately 16 years.

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