The Commission feels it should make clear that, in accordance with its practices and procedures, Report No. 31/00 was transmitted to the State of El Salvador and to the petitioners on March 13, 2000. In the covering note, the IACHR expressly pointed out that "[the report] is confidential until the Commission decides to publish it." Likewise, the final paragraph of that report states:
In view of the above, the Commission deplores the partial and unauthorized dissemination of the aforementioned report. The IACHR will take a final decision on publication once the deadline for receipt of information from the Salvadoran State on the recommendations it made has expired.
Washington, D.C., March 30, 2000