REPORT No. 29/17
PETITION P-424-12
REPORT ON ADMISSIBILITY
MANUELA AND FAMILY
EL SALVADOR
MARCH 18, 2017

I.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PETITION
Center for Reproductive Rights; Colectiva de Mujeres
para el Desarrollo Local; and Agrupación Ciudadana
por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y
Eugenésico
Manuela and family1
El Salvador
Articles 1.1, 2, 4.1 and 5.1, 5.2, 8.1, 8.2, 8.2(b), 8.2(c),
8.2(d), 8.2(e), 8.2(h) and 8.3, 25.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
and 7.5, 11.2, 17 and 25.1 of the American
Convention on Human
Rights (hereinafter
“American Convention” or “ACHR”); Articles 1, 3 and
6.1 of the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and
Punish Torture (hereinafter “IACPPT”); Articles 7(a)
and 7(e) of the Inter-American Convention on the
Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence
Against Women (hereinafter “Belém do Pará
Convention”)

Petitioners:
Alleged victims:
State denounced:

Rights invoked:

II.

PROCEDURE BEFORE THE IACHR2

Date on which the petition was received:
Additional information received at the initial
study stage:
Date on which the petition was transmitted to
the State:
Date of the State’s first response:
Additional observations from the petitioning party:
III.

March 21, 2012
March 4 and 9, 2015
April 20, 2015
October 14, 2015
January 15 and October 25, 2016

COMPETENCE
Competence Ratione personae:
Competence Ratione loci:
Competence Ratione temporis:

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes; ACHR (deposit of instrument of ratification
made on August 21, 1990); Belém do Pará
Convention (deposit of instrument made on January
26, 1996; competence under Article 21 thereof);
IACPPT (deposit of instrument made on December 5,
1994; competence under Article 22 thereof)

Competence Ratione materiae:

1

The petitioners requested to keep the alleged victim’s name confidential and to refer to her by the name of “Manuela.” They
also requested to keep her family members’ identity confidential and to protect the alleged victim’s medical data.
2

The observations presented by each party were duly transmitted to the opposing party.
1

Select target paragraph3