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Cantoral Benavides Case, Letter to the Secretary of August 8, 1996, reprinted in 1996 Annual Report of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [249], 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. 11.337 concerning Luis Alberto Cantoral-Benavides.

             The Commission has designated Dr. Carlos Ayala-Corao as its Delegate, Dr. Jean Joseph Exumé as its Deputy Delegate, and Dr. Domingo E. Acevedo as its Advisor.

             The Commission has also designated the following professionals, who also represent Mr. Luis Alberto Cantoral, to serve as Assistants: Dr. Ivan Bazán-Chacón (FEDEPAZ), Dr. José Miguel Vivanco (Human Rights Watch/Americas), Dr. Viviana Krsticevic, Dr. Ariel Dulitzky and Dr. Marcela Matamoros (CEJIL), and Dr. Rosa Quedena (FEDEPAZ).

             A copy of the note of November 14, 1995 in which the petitioners in this case (FEDEPAZ) requested the Commission to include CEJIL and Human Rights Watch/Americas as co-petitioners in this case appears as Annex XIV to the application.

             Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.


                                                                                                                                            Jorge E. Taiana

                                                                                                                                        Executive Secretary

Dr. Manuel E. Ventura-Robles


Inter-American Court of Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica



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