The friendly settlement mechanism allows the creation of spaces for dialogue between alleged victims, petitioners and States, to reach agreements that establish reparation measures beneficial to the alleged victims of the denounced situation and often to society as a whole. Likewise, it also makes it possible to conclude the controversy outside the contentious route, demonstrates the commitment of States to respect and guarantee human rights, as well as the fulfillment in good faith of the obligations assumed in the American Convention and other regional instruments for the protection of human rights.

The procedure is based on two fundamental pillars: the will of the parties to reach a friendly settlement of the matter and the fulfilment of the reparation measures provided for in the friendly settlement agreement. Once the amicable settlement agreement is signed, States have the duty to comply fully and in good faith with the commitments undertaken in this agreement.

When the agreement is approved and published by the IACHR, it has legal effects and the petition concludes in the system of petitions and cases as established in Article 49 of the ACHR by virtue of which the approval and publication of agreements by the IACHR is carried out. Subsequent to the publication of the report approving the agreement in light of Article 49, the IACHR monitors compliance with the commitments established in the agreement that are pending for implementation until achieving the full compliance with the agreement.

In the files listed below you can access the detail about friendly settlement agreements that have reached full compliance.

The category of Full compliance refers to those cases in which the State has fully complied with all the clauses of the friendly settlement agreements that have been approved and published by the. The Commission considers as fully complied with those clauses of FSAs in which the State has initiated and satisfactorily concluded all the corresponding actions to their fulfillment.

Once that full compliance with the commitments established in the friendly settlement agreements approved and published by the IACHR is achieved, their supervision ceases based on the full satisfaction of the reparation measures agreed between the parties. In that sense, cases closed with full compliance of the measures agreed in the FSAs are considered successful experiences of using the friendly solutions mechanism.

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

The “Under Supervision” category includes the petitions and cases in which the Commission has approved and published friendly settlement agreements that are still in the process of being implemented. In that sense, the following matters are included in this category:

  • Friendly settlement agreements  approved by the IACHR that have a "Substantial Partial Compliance" because the State has adopted relevant measures for its compliance and has provided proof of these, achieving an advanced level of execution, but that to the opinion of the Commission have not yet been satisfactorily concluded.
  • Friendly settlement agreements approved by the IACHR that have a "Partial Compliance" because the State has adopted measures for its compliance, achieving a minimum to medium level of execution,  but it is still necessary that additional measures be implemented so that the clauses acquire a satisfactory level of compliance.
  • Friendly settlement agreements approved by the IACHR that are "Pending compliance" because the State has not adopted any measure to comply with the clause agreed upon; or the steps taken have not yet produced concrete results; or the measure(s) adopted do not correspond to the situation under review.

In the files listed below you can access the detail on the friendly settlement agreements that remain under compliance monitoring by the IACHR.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights makes efforts to provide clear and comprehensive information on the progress in the implementation of friendly settlement agreements and for this purpose it conducts an annual review of the published friendly settlement agreements that are still in the implementation phase through its Annual Report. In this section the information on petitions and cases under supervision of implementation of agreements is accessible, which contains the detail of the analysis carried out by the IACHR in past years.

Annual Report 2022


Chapter II

The system of petitions and cases, friendly settlements and precautionary measures




Annual Report 2021


Chapter II

The System of Petitions and Cases, Friendly Settlements and Precautionary Measures




Annual Report 2020


Chapter II

The System of Petitions and Cases, Friendly Settlements and Precautionary Measures




Annual Report 2019


Chapter II

The System of Petitions and Cases, Friendly Settlements and Precautionary Measures




Annual Report 2018


Chapter II

System of Individual Petitions and Cases




Annual Report 2017


Chapter II

Petitions, Cases and Precautionary Measures


Argentina

  • 12.298, Fernando Horacio Giovanelli

reports: 1

Bolivia

reports: 1

Brazil

  • 1708-16, Brisa Febraio
  • 137-17, Servidores Públicos Federais Intoxicados por DDT Servidores do Governo Brasileiro

reports: 2

Chile

  • 711-10, Atiliano Segundo Hernández Hernández
  • 011-18, Edison Freddy Palma Coronado

reports: 2

Colombia

  • 508-17, Evelia Trujillo González
  • 2296-15, Astrid Janeth Muñeton Pulgarín, John Albert Muñetón Pulgarín, Luz Miryan Pulgarín Jaramillo, Martha Isabel Tamayo Gil y otros
  • 217-17, Jesús Alberto Galvis Vargas
  • 18-15, Daniel Mateo Bayona Rosado, Katherine Tatiana Bayona Rosado
  • 1799-16, Gilan Antonio Macías Hernández, Luis Alberto Macías Hernández
  • 1730-14, Milena Mejía de Gómez, Julieta Gómez Mejía
  • 1556-15, Exfuncionarios de la empresa de tránsito y transporte metropolitano de Barranquilla (METROTRANSITO)
  • 1521-17, Jenny Alexandra Pinilla
  • 1218-14, Antonio Jesús Castellanos y familia
  • 106-15, Alfonso Linares Peña
  • 1016-11, Esmeralda Lievano López
  • 11.141, P-403-CA, Villatina Massacre

reports: 12

Costa Rica

  • 995-08, Garrett Kawika Gora, Heriberto Hidalgo Segura, José Tomás Guevara Calderón, Marco Vinicio Picado Gonzalez
  • 746-17, José Francisco Alfaro Carvajal
  • 626-18, Matthew Ng Tse
  • 285-08, Orlando Corrales Corrales
  • 1882-13, Oscar Gerardo Ramirez Jimenez

reports: 5

Ecuador

  • 592-14, Miriam Patricia Mendoza Andrade
  • 383-17, Luis Fernando Viteri Pérez
  • 1853-12, Grigory Basalygin
  • 12.007, Pompeyo Carlos Andrade Benítez
  • P-533-05, Julio Rubén Robles Eras
  • 12.558, Fausto Mendoza Giler and Diógenes Mendoza Bravo
  • 12.394, Joaquin Hernandez Alvarado, Marlon Loor Argote and Hugo Lara Pinos
  • 12.238, Miriam Larrea Pintado, Ahorristas Estafados En Accion (Defrauded Savings Depositors in Action)
  • 11.991, Kelvin Vicente Torres Cueva
  • 11.868, Carlos Santiago and Pedro Andrés Restrepo Arismendy
  • 11.632, Vidal Segura Hurtado
  • 11.626 C, Santo Enrique Cañola Gonzáles
  • 11.626 B, Luis Enrique Cañola Valencia
  • 11.626 A, Fredy Oreste Cañola Valencia
  • 11.605, René Gonzalo Cruz Pazmiño
  • 11.584, Carlos Juela Molina
  • 11.574, Wilberto Samuel Manzano
  • 11.542, Ángel Reinerio Vega Jiménez
  • 11.466, Manuel Inocencio Lalvay Guamán
  • 11.450, Marco Vinicio Almeida Calispa
  • 11.443, Washington Ayora Rodríguez
  • 11.439, Byron Roberto Cañaveral
  • 11.421, Edison Patricio Quisphe Alcívar
  • 11.783, Marcia Irene Clavijo Tapia
  • 11.441, Rodrigo Elicio Muñoz Arcos y otros, Luis Muñoz, Segundo Morales and José Morales
  • 12.207, Lizandro Ramiro Montero Masacre
  • 12.188, Joffre Valencia Mero, Ivonne and Priscila Valencia Sánchez
  • 11.779, José Patricio Reascos
  • 11.515, Bolívar Camacho Arboleda
  • 11.512, Lida Ángela Riera Rodríguez

reports: 30

Guatemala

reports: 2

Mexico

  • 396-18, Francisco Noe Pimentel Hernadez
  • 1672-18, Miguel Chávez Ayala

reports: 2

Nicaragua

  • 1902-17, Guillermo José Castillo Rivera y Julia Hortensia Barquero Hernández

reports: 1

Panama

  • 2016-17, Edgar De Aries Gonzalez Segundo

reports: 1

Peru

  • 1914-12, Jose Luis Torres Saavedra

reports: 1