ON RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE IACHR
The IACHR’s practice of conducting follow-up reports derives from its functions as the principal organ of the OAS responsible for protection and promotion of human rights, pursuant to Articles 41.c and d of the American Convention, which are consistent with Articles 18 c. and d. of the Statute, Article 63.h of the Regulations in force until April 30, 2001, and Article of the Rules of Procedure in force since May 1, 2001. The purpose of including follow-up reports in a separate chapter of the annual report is to evaluate measures taken to implement the recommendations made by the IACHR in its country reports.
October 7, 1999, the IACHR adopted a Report on the Human Rights Situation
in the Dominican Republic, in which it made a series of recommendations to
On February 2,2001 the Commission
contacted the Government of the Dominican Republic to request information
regarding the measures taken to comply with the recommendations, in order
to be able to prepare the corresponding follow-up report.
In reply, the Government of the Dominican Republic invited the
Commission to conduct a “follow-up visit” in November 2001.
Given that the Commission decided to accept the invitation of the
Government of the Dominican Republic, the follow-up report on the
recommendations made in the Report on the Human Rights Situation in the
Dominican Republic will be written after the aforementioned visit and
included in the next annual report of the IACHR.
OEA/Ser.L/VIII.104 doc.49 rev.1.
Note MP-RD-OEA 160-01 of the Permanent Mission of the Dominican
Republic to the OAS, dated February 28, 2001.