REPORT Nº 32/05
PETITION 642/03
ADMISSIBILITY
LUIS ROLANDO CUSCUL PIVARAL ET AL.
(PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS)
GUATEMALA
March 7, 2005
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SUMMARY

1.
On August 26, 2003, the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (hereinafter "the Commission") received a petition submitted by
the Center for Justice and International Law (Centro por la Justicia y el
Derecho Internacional “CEJIL”), the National Network for Persons with
HIV/AIDS (Red Nacional de Personas que Viven con el VIH/SIDA)
chaired by Félix Vagrera, the Association for People United (la Asociación
Gente Unida), Project Life (El Proyecto Vida) represented by Dee Smith,
the Fernando Iturbide Foundation for the Prevention of AIDS (La
Fundación Preventiva del SIDA Fernando Iturbide) directed by Dr.
Cristina Calderón, and the Comprehensive Health Association
(Asociación de Salud Integral) represented by Dr. Eduardo Arathoon
(hereinafter "the petitioners"), alleging that the State of Guatemala
(hereinafter "the State", "the Guatemalan State" or "Guatemala"), had
failed to recognize the fundamental rights of Luis Rolando Cuscul
Pivaral, Francisco Sop Gueij, Corina Robledo, Petrona López González,
Aracely Cinto, Olga Marina Castillo, Israel Pérez Charal, Karen Judith
Samayoa, Juana Aguilar, Darinel López Montes de Oca, Luis Rubén
Álvarez Flores, Audiencio Rodas, Luis Edwin Cruz Gramau, Martina
Candelaria Álvarez Estrada, Maria Felipe Pérez, Sayra Elisa Barrios,
Felipe Ordóñez, Santos Isacax Vásquez Barrio, Ismera Oliva García
Castañon, Guadalupe Cayaxon, Sandra Lisbeth Zepeda Herrera, Cesar
Noe Cancinos Gómez, Santos Vásquez Oliveros, Maria Vail, Julia Aguilar,
Sebastián Emilia Dueñas, Zoila Pérez Ruiz, Santiago Valdez, Pascula de
Jesús Mérida, Iris Carolina Vicente Baullas, Reina López Mújica, Marta
Alicia Maldonado PAC, José Cupertino Ramírez, José Rubén Delgado,
Elsa Miriam Estrada, Ismar Ramírez Chajón, Félix Cabrera, Silvia Mirtala
Álvarez, Facundo Gómez Reyes (deceased February 27, 2003) by not
making antiretroviral pharmaceuticals available to them. Additionally,
the petitioners jointly requested that precautionary measures be taken
on behalf of these 39 persons. Granted in two stages, they were
extended initially to 12 persons, and subsequently to all 39.

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