its regular sessions, the Inter-American Commission held
hearings on individual cases in order to receive information,
evidence, and/or arguments regarding admissibility, merits, and
fulfillment of obligations or in order to contribute to the
friendly settlement of a case.
The IACHR also held hearings in order to receive
information on the general human rights situation in member
The preceding graph reflects a considerable increase in
the number of hearings in relation to the three preceding years.
a ruling on the merits of a case has been given pursuant to
Article 50 of the American Convention, either the IACHR or the
state(s) involved may submit a case to the contentious
jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. During
the period covered by this report, 7 cases were submitted to the