18 April 1979


Communication No. 5/1977; U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/7/D/5/1977


human rights committee

  Sixth Session  
  9-27 April 1979  

Moriana Hernandez Valentini de Bazzano, Luis Maria Bazzano Ambrosini, Martha Valentini de Massera and Jose Luis Massera 






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BEFORE: CHAIRMAN: Mr. Andreas v. Mavrommatis (Cyprus)
VICE-CHAIRMEN: Sir Vincent Evans (United Kingdom), Mr. Luben G. Koulishev (Bulgaria), Mr. Julio Prado Vallejo (Ecuador)
RAPPORTEUR: Mr. Rajsoomer Lallah (Mauritius)
MEMBERS: Mr. Nejib Bouziri (Tunisia), Mr. Abdoulaye Dieye (Senegal), Mr. Manouchehr Ganji (Iran), Mr. Bernhard Graefrath (German Democratic Republic), Mr. Vladimir Hanga (Romania), Mr. Dejan Janca (Yugoslavia), Mr. Haissam Kelani (Syrian Arab Republic), Mr. Anatoly Petrovich Movchan (Soviet Union), Mr. Torkel Opsahl (Norway), Mr. Waleed Sadi (Jordan), Mr. Walter Surma Tarnopolsky (Canada), Mr. Christian Tomuschat (Federal Republic of Germany), Mr. Diego Uribe Vargas (Colombia)

All the members, except Mr. Ganji and Mr. Uribe Vargas, attended the sixth session of the Committee. Mr. Bouziri and Mr. Prado Vallejo attended only part of that session.

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Citation: Valentini de Bazzano v. Uruguay, Comm. 5/1977, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1, at 37 (HRC 1979)
Publications: Office of the U.N. High Comm'r for Human Rights, Human Rights Committee: Selected Decisions under the Optional Protocol, Vol. I, at 37, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1, U.N. Sales No. E.84.XIV.2 (1985)

Request to State party for additional information under article 4 (2) of the Optional Protocol


The Human Rights Committee decides:


1.         That the State party be informed that the Committee does not consider that its submission, dated 16 November 1978, is sufficient to comply with the requirements of article 4 (2) of the Optional Protocol, since it contains no explanations on the merits of the case under consideration;


2.         That, to fulfil its obligation under article 4 (2) of the Optional Protocol, the State party be requested to supplement its submission by providing, not later than six weeks from the date of the transmittal of this decision to the State party, observations concerning the substance of the matter under consideration, and in particular on the specific violations of the Covenant alleged to have occurred in respect of the treatment of Luis Maria Bazzano Ambrosini, Martha Valentini de Massera and Jos~ Luis Massera. The State party is requested, in this connection, to enclose copies of any court orders or decisions of relevance to the matter under consideration;


3.         That upon receipt, the State party's supplementary submission under article 4 (2) of the Optional Protocol be transmitted to the author of the communication under rule 93 (3) of the provisional rules of procedure of the Committee, who may, within four weeks of the date of the transmittal, submit any additional observations to the Committee, in care of the Division of Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva;


4.         That this decision be communicated to the State party and the author.




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