Observations to Request for Advisory Opinion

Request for an Advisory Opinion
submitted by the State of Colombia



On May 6, 2019, 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 interpret and determine the “obligations in matters of Human Rights of a State that has denounced the American Convention on Human Rights, and attempts to withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS)”.


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 fax numbers where all communications and notifications sent by the Court will be received officially.


President of the Court has established December 16, 2019 as the deadline to submit written observations on said 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 translations were provided by the State of Colombia.