3 adopted Report No. 99/01 on the merits of the case and recommended that the State: 1. [p]rovide adequate reparations to the next of kin of the Gómez Paquiyauri brothers, including both the moral and the material aspects, for the human rights violations established in the [...] report, and specifically, 2. [c]onduct a complete, impartial, and effective investigation of the facts with the aim of establishing who ordered the crime and punishing whoever was responsible for the order in connection with the facts pertaining to the kidnapping, torture, and murder of the Gómez Paquiyauri brothers. 3. [p]ay the next of kin of the Gómez Paquiyauri brothers a compensation estimated in accordance with international parameters, sufficient to redress both the pecuniary and the moral damages suffered by the next of kin of the Gómez Paquiyauri brothers due to their murder. 10. On November 5, 2001 the Commission forwarded Report No. 99/01 to the parties, asked the State to submit a report on the steps taken to comply with the recommendations of the Commission within two months time, and asked the petitioners, pursuant to Article 43(3) of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, to submit information in connection with filing of the case before the Inter-American Court. 11. On January 3, 2002 the State informed the Commission that “it [wa]s taking the necessary steps [...] to comply with the recommendations” made in Report No. 99/01. 12. On January 8, 2002 the Commission, “in view of the non-compliance of the Peruvian State with the recommendations of the report on the merits,” decided to file the case before the Court. IV PROCEEDING BEFORE THE COURT 13. The Commission filed the application and its appendixes before the InterAmerican Court on February 5, 2002. 14. The Commission appointed Marta Altolaguirre and Santiago Canton as its delegates before the Court, and Ignacio Álvarez, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed and Ariel Dulitzky as its legal advisors. 15. On February 19, 2002, after a preliminary examination of the application by the President, the Secretariat forwarded it, together with its appendixes, to the State and to the representatives of the alleged victims and their next of kin,1 and it informed both of the deadlines to reply to the application and to appoint their representatives in the proceeding, as well as to submit the written brief containing pleadings, motions, and evidence, respectively. The Secretariat also informed the State that it had the right to appoint an ad hoc judge to participate in the hearing of the case. 1 In their March 5, 2002 letter, the next of kin of the alleged victims informed the Court of the appointment of Mónica Feria Tinta as their representative for the proceeding before the Inter-American Court. The application, its appendixes and the other documents were forwarded to Mónica Feria Tinta on March 7, 2002. Said representative requested an extension to submit her written brief containing pleadings, motions, and evidence, and the extension was granted until April 10, 2002, given the specific circumstances of the instant case.

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