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Request for an Advisory Opinion
submitted by Mexico

On November 11th, 2022, the United Mexican States submitted to the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights a request for an advisory opinion regarding“the activities of private companies engaged in the firearms industry and their effects in human rights”, under Article 64(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights. A copy of the mentioned request can be found in the following link:

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 written opinion must indicate the name of the institution or the persons signing it, 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 written opinion 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 written opinion must also include the physical address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers where all communications and notifications sent by the Court will be officially received.

The President, after consulting the Plenary of the Court, has established August 21, 2023 as the new deadline for the submission of written observations.

The brief with observations can be sent by e-mail to: [email protected], 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 United Mexican States.