5. Total number of cases and petitions being processed by country.
This graph includes the total number of cases and petitions pending before the Commission and their breakdown by OAS member state in descending order by country.
6. Total number of cases and petitions being processed by year.
The preceding chart shows the total number of cases and petitions being processed by the Commission in the past eight years.
The preceding graph shows the number of precautionary measures granted by country during the year 2004.
8. Total number of precautionary measures granted by year.
The preceding table shows the total number and variation in the figure corresponding to precautionary measures granted by the IACHR in the past eight years. These measures are granted in order to avoid irreparable harm in situations of extreme emergency. The number of precautionary measures granted does not necessarily reflect the number of persons protected when measures are adopted, since, on many occasions, several persons or entire communities receive protection.
The chart shows the figures corresponding to admissibility and inadmissibility reports published in the past eight years. These reports reflect the final decision of the IACHR on fulfillment of the admissibility requirements of petitions.
10. Total number of reports published on merits by year.
The graph illustrates the variation in the total number of reports on the merits of individual cases approved and published in the past eight years. The figures include reports in which the IACHR has rendered a decision on the alleged violation of the American Convention by the states parties and of the American Declaration by member states that have not yet ratified the Convention. It should be pointed out that a report on the merits of a case may include decisions on several individual cases that have been previously processed individually.
12. Total number of friendly settlement reports published.
The preceding chart shows the number of cases in which under the auspices of the Commission the petitioners and the State have reached a friendly settlement agreement.
13. Total number of cases archived by year
The preceding graph presents data corresponding to the total number of cases closed by the IACHR in the past seven years, when it was decided that grounds did not exist for the petition.
14. Total number of hearings held by year
During 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 states.
After 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, 12 cases were submitted to the Court.