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Bámaca Velásquez Case, Letter to the Secretary of August 30, 1996, reprinted in 1996 Annual Report of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights [253], OEA/Ser.L/V/III.35, doc. 4 (1997).




August 30, 1996

Ref.: Case No. 11.129

Mr. Secretary:

             I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of the application from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of Efraín Bámaca Velásquez.  I would like to also inform you that ten copies of the application, with its corresponding annexes, will be delivered to you by a Secretariat official who will be visiting the Court on Tuesday, September 2, 1996.

             The Commission has designated the following Delegates to represent it: Dean Claudio Grossman, President of the Commission, and Dr. Carlos Ayala-Corao, Second Vice President, who will be assisted by Dr. David J. Padilla, Assistant Executive Secretary, and Dr. Denise Gilman, an Attorney of the Secretariat.

             Pursuant to Article 22(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Illustrious Court, they will also be assisted by Dr. José Pertierra.

             Pursuant to Article 26(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, as amended on July 16, 1993, this application is being submitted in English, one of the working languages of the Court.  The Commission will shortly submit its translation.

             Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.


                                                                                                                                            Jorge E. Taiana

                                                                                                                                        Executive Secretary

Mr. Manuel E. Ventura-Robles


Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Sam José, Costa Rica


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