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Benavides Cevallos Case, Letter to the Secretary of March 20, 1996, reprinted in 1996 Annual Report of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [247], OEA/Ser.L/V/III.35, doc. 4 (1997).



20 March 1996

Mr. Secretary:

             I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of the application submitted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights against the Republic of Ecuador in Case No. 10.476 concerning Consuelo Benavides.  I would like to also inform you that we shall be dispatching by courier ten copies of the application, with its corresponding annexes.

             The Commission has decided to designate Dr. Oscar Luján Fappiano and Professor Robert Goldman as its Delegates. They will be assisted by Dr. David J. Padilla, Assistant Executive Secretary, and Dr. Elizabeth H. Abi-Mershed, an Attorney attached to the Secretariat.

             Pursuant to Article 22(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, the Commission will also be assisted by the following attorneys, who represent the victim:  Alejandro Ponce Villacís, William Clark Harrell, Richard Wilson and Karen Musalo.

             Pursuant to Article 26(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as amended on July 16, 1993, this application is being submitted in English, one of the working languages of the Court. The Commission will provide the Spanish translation within 45 days.

             Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.


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