The Commission has designated Commissioner James Cavallaro and Executive Secretary
Emilio Álvarez Icaza L. as its delegates. In addition, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Assistant Executive
Secretary, and Silvia Serrano Guzmán, attorney with the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR, will
serve as legal advisers.
In keeping with Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, the
Commission attaches a copy of Report 34/13, prepared pursuant to Article 50 of the Convention, as
well as a copy of the entire record before the Inter-American Commission (Appendix I) and the
attachments used in the preparation of Report 34/13 (Attachments). Notice of that report on the
merits was given to the State of Peru by communication of August 1, 2013; Peru given two months
to report on compliance with the recommendations. The Commission, having granted four
extensions, observes that the State has not carried out the recommendations. In particular, the State
did not report on a specific proposal for integral reparation to Mr. Tenorio Roca’s family. Moreover,
the investigations and the search for Mr. Tenorio Roca or his mortal remains have shown no
significant progress.
In view of the foregoing, the Commission decided to deny the fifth request for an extension,
and to refer the case to the Inter-American Court in view of the need to obtain justice for the
victims. The Inter-American Commission submits to the jurisdiction of the Court all of the facts and
human rights violations described in Report on the Merits 34/13.
In that regard, the Commission asks the Court to conclude and find the international
responsibility of the State of Peru for the violation of the human rights enshrined in Articles 3, 4,
5(1), 5(2), 7, 8(1), and 25(1) of the American Convention, in relation to Articles 1(1) and 2 of that
international instrument; and for violating Articles I and III of the Inter-American Convention on
Forced Disappearance of Persons, all to the detriment of Rigoberto Tenorio Roca. In addition, the
Commission asks the Court to conclude and find the international responsibility of the State of Peru
for the violation of the rights enshrined in Articles 5(1), 8(1), and 25 of the American Convention in
relation to Articles 1(1) and 2 of the same international instrument, to the detriment of his next-ofkin.
The Commission asks the Court to establish the following measures of reparation:
Conduct a thorough, impartial, and effective investigation into the
whereabouts of Rigoberto Tenorio Roca. If it is established that the victim is
deceased, adopt the measures needed to deliver his remains to his next-of-kin.
1.

Carry out the domestic proceedings related to the human rights violations
found in the report and conduct the criminal proceeding for the crime of forced
disappearance to the detriment of Rigoberto Tenorio Roca, currently under way, in
an impartial and effective manner and within a reasonable time for the purpose of
completely clarifying the facts, identifying all those responsible, and imposing the
applicable punishments.
2.

Make integral reparation for the human rights violations found in the report,
addressing both material and moral damages, including fair compensation,
determining and disseminating the historical truth of the facts, recovering the
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