INTER - AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
COMISSÃO INTERAMERICANA DE DIREITOS HUMANOS
COMMISSION INTERAMÉRICAINE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 0 0 0 6 USA
February 11, 2011

Ref.:

Case No. 12.688
Nadege Dorzema et.al.
Guayubín Massacre
Dominican Republic

Mr. Secretary:
I am pleased to address you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in
order to file Case No. 12.688, Nadage Dorzema et. al. (Guayubín Massacre) v. the Dominican Republic
(hereinafter “the State”, “the Dominican State” or “Dominican Republic”) before the jurisdiction of the
Honorable Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The State ratified the American Convention on Human
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Rights on January 21 , 1978 and accepted the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on March 25 , 1999.
The Commission has designated Commissioner Rodrigo Escobar Gil, and Executive Secretary
Santiago A. Canton, as its delegates. Likewise, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary;
Karla Quintana Osuna and Isabel Madariaga, attorneys of the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR, have
been designated to serve as legal advisors.
In accordance with Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, the
Commission is enclosing a copy of Merits Report No. 174/10, prepared in compliance with Article 50 of
the American Convention, as well as a copy of the entire file before the Inter-American Commission
(Appendix I.) The Merits Report of November 2, 2010, was notified to the State by means of
communication of November 11, 2010. After granting an extension, the IACHR determined that the term
had elapsed and the State had not complied with the recommendations.

Mr.
Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
P.O. Box 6906-1000
San José, Costa Rica
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