under study inadmissible with respect to Article 2 of the American Convention and Articles 3,
4, and 5 of the Convention of Belém do Pará.
Accordingly, the Commission decided to notify the parties and make public
this report on admissibility, and include it in its Annual Report.


On April 19, 2000, the Commission notified the State that a petition had been
filed against it, and forwarded to it the pertinent parts of that complaint, in addition to
notifying it of the moment the 90-day term established by Article 34 of the RegulatioS of the
Commission in force at that time began to run, for the State to submit its answer. On that
same date, an acknowledgement of receipt of their petition was communicated to the
On August 8, 2000, the State requested an extension of the term granted to
it to answer the petition; the fact that it was granted was communicated to the State on
August 14, 2000.
On September 26, 2000, the State provided information to the Commission
regarding the petition brought against it; this information was transmitted to the petitioners
on October 5, 2000. They were given 45 days to submit observations on this information. On
October 5, 2000, an acknowledgement of receipt of the information forwarded by the State
was transmitted to the State.
By note of October 31, 2000, received by the Commission on November 2,
2000, the State provided additional information about the case; on November 20, 2000, it
was transmitted to the petitioners, who were given 45 days to submit observations. That
same day, the State was sent an acknowledgement of receipt regarding the information in
On December 21, 2000, the petitioners submitted observations on the
additional information provided by the State. The acknowledgement of receipt of this
information was communicated to them on December 26, 2000. On that same date, the
observations alluded to were transmitted to the State, which was given 45 days to submit the
observations it considered pertinent.
On May 20, 2003, the petitioners submitted additional information on the
case. The acknowledgement of receipt of that information was sent to them on June 11,
2003; this information was transmitted to the State, so that it might submit any information
as it saw fit within 30 days.
On September 7, 2006, the Commission asked the petitioners to submit
current information on the case, and to indicate whether it was still interested in going forward
with the case. The petitioners sent their response on October 3, 2006.
On November 17, 2006 the State requested an extension of 30 days, which
was granted by the Commission on December 5, 2006. On July 19, 2007 the State sent new
information on the case for the consideration of the Commission, which was sent to the
petitioners on July 25, 2007 for their observations.


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