2 The State of Colombia ratified the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the American Convention”, “the Convention,” or “the CADH”) on July 31, 1973, and accepted the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court on June 21, 1985. The Commission has appointed Commissioner María Silvia Guillén and IACHR Executive Secretary Santiago A. Canton as its delegates. Furthermore, Elizabeth AbiMershed, Deputy Executive Secretary, Silvia Serrano Guzmán, and María José Veramendi will act as legal advisers. Pursuant to Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, the Commission attaches a copy of report 61/11 and its appendices, prepared in accordance with Article 50 of the Convention, a copy of the entire file before the Inter-American Commission (Appendix I), as well as the documents used in preparing report 61/11 (Appendixes). This merits report was notified to the Colombian State through a communication dated April 8, 2011, granting the State a two-month period to report on compliance with the recommendations. By a communication dated June 7, 2011 the Colombian State requested an extension for submitting the information. An extension up to June 30, 2011 was granted. To date, the State has not presented the requested information. Accordingly, the Commission submits the instant case to the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court because of the need to obtain justice in light of the State’s noncompliance with the recommendations. The Inter-American Commission submits to the jurisdiction of the Court all the facts and human rights violations described in Merits Report 61/11. Accordingly, the IACHR asks the Court to conclude and declare that the State of Colombia incurred international responsibility by: 1. Violating the right to life established in Article 4(1) of the American Convention in conjunction with Article 1(1) of the same instrument to the detriment of Levis Hernando Martínez Carreño, Teresa Mojica Hernández de Galvis, Edilma Leal Pacheco, Salomón Neite, María Yolanda Rangel, Pablo Suárez Daza, Carmen Antonio Díaz Cobo, Nancy Ávila Castillo (or Abaunza), Arnulfo Arciniegas Velandia (or Calvo), Luis Enrique Parada Ropero, and Rodolfo Carrillo. 2. Violating the right to life established in Articles 4(1) and 19 of the American Convention in conjunction with Article 1(1) of the same instrument to the detriment of the following children: Jaime Castro Bello (aged 4), Luis Carlos Neite Méndez (5), Oscar Esneider Vanegas Tulibila (12), Geovani Hernández Becerra (14), Egna Margarita Bello (5), and Katherine (or Catherine) Cárdenas Tilano (7). 3. Violating the right to life and the right to humane treatment established in Articles 4(1) and 5(1) of the American Convention in conjunction with Article 1(1) of the same instrument to the detriment of: Alba Yaneth García, Fernando Vanegas, Milciades Bonilla Ostos, Ludwing Vanegas, Xiomara García Guevara, Mario Galvis, Fredy Monoga Villamizar (or Fredy Villamizar Monoga), Mónica Bello Tilano, Maribel Daza, Amalio Neite González, Marian Arévalo, José Agudelo Tamayo, María Panqueva, Pedro Uriel Duarte Lagos, Ludo Vanegas, Adela Carrillo, Alcides Bonilla, and Fredy Mora.

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