Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
ANNUAL REPORT 1975
COMMUNICATIONS BEING PROCESSED
During the two sessions conducted during 1975 (thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth) the Commission also continued to study the communications or claims pending from previous sessions. The Commission examined 289 denunciations within this category, on concrete cases of alleged violations of human rights in the following American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
A short account is given below of the processing and decisions adopted with respect to each case. It should be noted that the alleged facts designated at the beginning of such summaries (arbitrary arrest, torture, murders, and so forth) are those of the claimant and not of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is not passing judgment on such allegations or requestin any statements on them, since the merits of some of them have not yet been considered and, in other cases, the Commission decided to file them because the alleged violation was not proved or because the national authorities took appropriate steps to terminate the violation or to restore the violated right or rights, or finally because the claims, in accordance with 39.d of the regulations, were declared inadmissible in that the events or situations referred to bore no relation to a disregard of human rights by the governments against which the communication was directed.