Case No. 1688 (NICARAGUA)


March 14, 1973

Case No. 1688 of August 15, 1970, pertains to denunciation of alleged violations of the following human rights in Nicaragua: the right to life, liberty, and personal security, and the right to protection against arbitrary arrest, embodied in Articles I and XXV, respectively, of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man.

With reference to this case, at its Twenty-Eighth Session (May 1 - 5, 1972) the Commission adopted a resolution, which was transmitted to the Government of Nicaragua with a note dated May 5, 1972, and to the petitioners in a communication on that same date (OEA/Ser.L/V/II. 28, doc. 20, rev. 1).

At its Twenty-Ninth Session (October 1972) the Commission again considered this case with reference to whether the Government of Nicaragua had informed it of action taken on the recommendations embodied in the resolution of May 5, 1972.

Since the government concerned had not notified it regarding this point, at that session the Commission decided to take this aspect into account in preparing its annual report to the General Assembly of the Organization, in conformity with paragraph c) of Article 9 (bis) of its Statute.