II. A. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION Petition 5. On August 10, 2000, the Commission received a petition filed by the “Fray Bartolomé de las Casas” Human Rights Center, registered as No.12.322 on September 19, 2000. On September 19, 2000, the IACHR forwarded the petition to the State. On September 3, 2001, the State sent its observations on the matter. On September 12, 2001, the IACHR forwarded the State’s observations to the petitioners, and gave them a month to submit their observations. On October 12, 2001, the petitioners sent their observations to the IACHR and also advised it that the International Law and Justice Center (CEJIL) was a co-petitioner. 6. On October 26, 2001, the IACHR forwarded the petitioners’ observations to the State and gave it one month to submit its observations. On November 28, 2001, the State sent its observations to the IACHR. On November 30, 2001, the IACHR forwarded the State’s observations to the petitioners, and gave them one month to submit their observations. On January 2, 2002, the petitioners forwarded their observations to the Commission. On January 7, 2002, the IACHR forwarded to the State the observations of the petitioners and gave it one month to submit its observations. On February 11, 2002, the State sent its observations to the IACHR, and on February 25, 2002, the IACHR forwarded the State’s observations to the petitioners, granting them one month to submit their observations. On March 28, 2002, the petitioners submitted their observations to the Commission. 7. On April 22, 2002, the IACHR forwarded to the State the observations submitted by the petitioners and gave it one month to submit its observations. On May 28, 2002, the State sent its observations to the Commission. On June 17, 2002, the IACHR forwarded the State’s observations to the petitioners and gave it one month to submit its observations. On June 12, 2002, the petitioners forwarded their observations to the IACHR. On August 6, 2002, the IACHR submitted their observations to the State, and gave it one month to submit its observations. On September 10, 2002, the State submitted its observations to the IACHR. On September 29, 2002, the IACHR submitted the observations by the State to the petitioners. On October 29, 2002, the petitioners sent their observations to the IACHR, and on November 7, 2002, the IACHR forwarded the petitioners’ observations to the State. 8. On January 2, 2003, the State requested an extension for submitting its observations. On February 25, 2003, the Commission granted the State one month to submit its observations. On March 31, 2003, the State submitted its observations. On April 17, 2003, the IACHR forwarded the State’s observations to the petitioners. On July 12, 2004, the petitioners requested the Commission to provide information on the status of the case. On January 3, 2005, the IACHR reported that on April 17, 2003, it had forwarded the petitioners’ March 31, 2003 observations to the Mexican Government, with the request that it comment on them. On January 12, 2005, the petitioners requested the IACHR to grant them a hearing during its 122nd session. On February 1, 2005, the IACHR denied the request for a hearing. 9. On February 8, 2005 the petitioners submitted their observations to the IACHR. On February 9, 2005, the IACHR forwarded the petitioners’ observations to the State, and gave it one month to submit its observations. On March 10, 2005, the State requested the IACHR to combine this case with the case of Rogelio Jiménez López et al. (P-1121-04). On April 14, 2005, the State submitted additional observations. On July 15, 2005, the IACHR decided not to combine this case with the case of Rogelio Jiménez López et al., on the grounds that they involved different 2

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