Extension of deadline to submit observations

submitted by the State of Colombia


On March 14, 2016, the State of Colombia submitted a request for an advisory opinion to the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights asking that the Court. The State of Colombia is requesting that the Court interpret and determine the scope of Articles 1(1) (obligation to respect rights), 4(1) (Right to Life) and 5(1) (Right to Humane Treatment) of the American Convention on Human Rights, within the context of the possible impact of grand scale projects on marine environment, particularly in the Greater Caribbean Region.


Click here in order to download the text of the request.


In accordance with Article 73(3) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court, all interested parties are invited to present their written opinion on the issues covered by the request. The briefs should indicate the name of the institution or the persons signing them, and information that allows the sender to be identified. In any case, whether they are presented by one person or a group of persons, each person must provide a copy of their identity document. If the brief is presented by an organization, it must be signed by, at least, its legal representative, and pertinent documents must be provided to authenticate this representation and the legal existence of the organization. The brief must also include the physical address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers where all communications and notifications sent by the Court will be received officially.


The Court has decided to extend until January 19, 2017, the deadline to submit written observations on the above-mentioned request. 


The brief with observations can be sent by e-mail to: tramite@corteidh.or.cr, or mailed to the street address of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Avenida 10, Calles 45 y 47 Los Yoses, San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica.


The request for an advisory opinion was submitted in Spanish. The English, Portuguese and French versions were done by the Secretariat of the Court and do not constitute official translations. In case of doubt, interested parties should refer to the Spanish version.