CHAPTER III: REPORTS ON
During the period covered in this Annual Report, the
Commission held its 88th session, 89th special session, and 90º session at which a number
of petitions were received concerning alleged violations of human rights recognized in the
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and the American Convention on Human
Rights. The Commission opened 140 individual cases between January 21, 1995 and January
20, 1996. This brings the total number of individual cases being processed at the present
time to 735.
The Commission herewith presents its reports on individual
cases to the General Assembly of the Organization for the period covered by this report.
Accordingly, the reports transcribed below, which concern
both the admissibility of the cases and the rulings on the merits of the case, appear in
the year in which they were approved by the Commission, following the alphabetic order of
the country to which they refer.