INTER - AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
COMISSÃO INTERAMERICANA DE DIREITOS HUMANOS
COMMISSION INTERAMÉRICAINE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME

ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 0 0 0 6 USA
February 24, 2011

Ref.: Case No. 12.004
Marco Bienvenido Palma Mendoza et. al.
Ecuador

Mr. Secretary,
I am pleased to address you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights in order to file Case No. 12.044, Marco Bienvenido Palma Mendoza et.
al. v. the Republic of Ecuador (hereinafter “the State” or “the Ecuadorian State”) before
the jurisdiction of the Honorable Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The State
ratified the American Convention on Human Rights on December 8, 1977 and accepted
the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on July 24, 1984.
The Commission has designated Commissioner Luz Patricia Mejía, and Executive
Secretary Santiago A. Canton, as its delegates. Likewise, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed,
Deputy Executive Secretary; Lilly Ching and Nerea Aparicio, attorneys of the Executive
Secretariat of the IACHR, have been designated to serve as legal advisors.
In accordance with Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American
Court, the Commission is enclosing with this communication a copy of report No.
119/10 prepared in accordance with Article 50 of the American Convention, as well as
a copy of the entire file before the Inter-American Commission. The merits report of
October 22, 2010, was notified to the State on November 24, 2010, granting it a twomonth term to inform on the implementation of the recommendations. The term elapsed
and the State did not submit any information on the implementation of the
recommendations.

Mr.
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
P.O. Box 6906-1000
San José, Costa Rica
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