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 March 15, 2011 Ref.: Case No. 12.539 Sebastián Claus Furlán and family Argentina Mr. Secretary: I am pleased to address you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in order to file Case No. 12.539, Sebastián Claus Furlán and family v. the Republic of Argentina (hereinafter “the State”, “the Argentinean State” or “Argentina”) before the jurisdiction of the Honorable Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The State ratified the American Convention on Human Rights on August 14, 1984 and accepted the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on September 5, 1984. The Commission has designated Commissioner Luz Patricia Mejía, and Executive Secretary Santiago A. Canton, as its delegates. Likewise, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary; Karla Quintana Osuna, Fanny Gómez Lugo and María Claudia Pulido, 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 with this communication a copy of report No. 111/10 prepared in accordance 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 October 21, 2010, was notified to the State on November 15, 2010, granting the State a two-month term to inform on the implementation of the recommendations. On January 11, 2011 the State requested an extension to submit information on the progress made in complying with the recommendations, and expressly renounced to file preliminary objections with respect to the term established in Article 51(1) of the American Convention. On January 28, 2011, the IACHR granted the requested extension of one month, and requested the State to submit its report on February 27, 2011. The term elapsed and the State did not submit any information on the implementation of the recommendations. Mr. Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretary Inter-American Court of Human Rights P.O. Box 6906-1000 San José, Costa Rica Enclosure

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