Article 66.  Public Nature of Hearings


Hearings shall be public. When warranted by exceptional circumstances, the Commission, at its own initiative or at the request of an interested party, may hold private hearings and shall decide who may attend them. This decision pertains exclusively to the Commission, which shall notify the parties in this regard prior to the beginning of the hearing, either orally or in writing. Even in these cases, the minutes shall be prepared in the terms set forth in Article 68 of these Rules of Procedure.


YEAR 2008 

131st regular period of sessions

Trafficking of children and violence against women in Haiti (border region)

133rd regular period of sessions 

Case 12.626 – Jessica Gonzales, United States / Video

The situation of children deprived of liberty in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay

Year 2007 

127th regular period of sessions 

Petition 998/05 – Lazinho Brambilla Da Silva, Brazil

Public policies on adolescents in conflict with the law in Brazil

Rights of children deprived of physical liberty in Argentina

Public security policies and human rights in El Salvador

128th regular period of sessions 

Situation of children and youth linked to the internal armed conflict in Colombia

Case 12.518 – José Rubén Rivera, El Salvador

130th regular period of sessions 

Human Rights Situation of Migrant Workers, Refugee Children and Other Vulnerable Groups in the United States

Rights of Children and Adoption Processes in Guatemala



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