CHAPTER III: REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL CASES
During the period covered in this Annual Report, the
Commission held its 91st session, 92nd special session, 93rd special session and 94th
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 178 individual cases
between January 20, 1996 and January 20, 1997. This brings the total number of individual
cases being processed at the present time to 816.
The Commission herewith presents its reports on individual
cases, the publication of which has been approved, 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.
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