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.