Statistics (Continuation)



3.         Reports


a.         Total number of admissibility/inadmissibility reports published.



The chart shows the figures corresponding to admissibility and inadmissibility reports published in the past eleven years. These reports reflect the final decision of the IACHR on fulfillment of the admissibility requirements of petitions.


b.         Total number of reports on the merits published 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 twelve 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.


c.         Total number of friendly settlement reports published by year.



            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.


d.         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 eleven years, when it was decided that grounds did not exist for the petition.

c.                   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 or specific human rights situation in member States.


4.         Cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights


a.         Cases submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights



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.