RESOLUTION No 59/81
October 16, 1981
1. In a
communication dated March 1, 1980, copies of Resolution No 17/81 in
reference to case 1954 were sent to the Government of Uruguay and to the
2. On June 5,
1981, the Government of Uruguay requested reconsideration of the above
mentioned resolution, stating that it says that Pedro Cribari was fired
at three times by the police, when the truth in fact was that he was
wounded by a single bullet; that the shooting of Cribari was due to an
accident caused by an act of confusion, and that Mr. Cribari never
consented to having his case denounced to the Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights.
1. The resolution
does not state that Mr. Pedro Cribari was wounded by three bullets, but
rather that he was fired at three times--a fact never denied by the
2. A person
denouncing an action in violation of human rights before the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights does not require authorization
from the victim;
3. The resolution
carefully considered the possibility that the event was due to an
accident, but that possibility was rejected because of the circumstances
in which the police fired on Pedro Cribari;
4. There is not
sufficient reason to alter the content of Resolution 17/81,
INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS,
1. To retain all
parts of the content of Resolution 17/81 of March 6, 1981 in connection
with case 1954.
2. To recommend to
the Government of Uruguay that it punish those responsible for the act.
3. To communicate
this resolution to the Government of Uruguay and to the claimant.
4. To include this
resolution in the Commission's next Annual Report to the General
Assembly of the Organization of American States.