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Durand y Ugarte Case, Letter to the Secretary of August 8, 1996, reprinted in 1996 Annual Report of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [251], OEA/Ser.L/V/III.35, doc. 4 (1997).




August 8, 1996

Mr. Secretary:

             I have the honor to transmit to you ten copies of the application, with its corresponding annexes, submitted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights against the Peruvian State in case No. 10.009 concerning Nolberto Durand-Ugarte and Gabriel Pablo Ugarte-Rivera.

             The Commission has designated Ambassador John S. Donaldson as its Delegate, Ambassador Alvaro Tirado-Mejía as its Deputy Delegate, and Dr. Domingo E. Acevedo as its Advisor.

             The Commission has also designated the following professionals, who also represent the victims, to act as Assistants: Dr. Ronald Gamarra (Legal Defense Institute), José Miguel Vivanco (Human Rights Watch/Americas), Dr. Viviana Krsticevic, Dr. Ariel Dulitzky and Dr. Marcela Matamoros (CEJIL), and Dr. Katya Salazar (an Attorney from the Legal Defense Institute.)

             Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.


                                                                                                                                         Domingo E. Acevedo

                                                                                                                                  Assistant Executive Secretary

Dr. Manuel E. Ventura-Robles


Inter-American Court of Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica




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