INTER - AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS COMISSÃO INTERAMERICANA DE DIREITOS HUMANOS COMMISSION INTERAMÉRICAINE

DES DROITS DE L’HOMME

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 0 0 0 6 U.S.A.
November 15, 2012

RE: Claudine Dombrowski, Wendy Titelman, Confidential petitioner A, Confidential petitioner B, Confidential petitioner C, Esther Horton, Jeff Hoverson, Karen Anderson, Susan Navratil, Yevgenia Shockhome P-664-07 United States Dear Madam: I am pleased to address you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in connection with the petition referred to above. In order for us to complete the study described in Article 26 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure, I would ask you to provide information to the Commission regarding the following points: 1. Identify the petition’s alleged victims. Clarify who were subject to sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. Moreover, name the children that were separated from their mothers; 2. Regarding those mothers and their children that were sexually abuse and/or domestically neglected, specify the circumstances of mode, time and place were such facts were denounced. Also make clear if while filing such complaints, legal and psychological assistance was provided. If possible, inform about the results of those complaints provide unofficial copies of main judgments/resolutions; 3. In respect to judicial proceedings, state both if courts that substantiated those cases were specialized in children matters, and if children were heard by those judges. Additionally, indicate the elements considered by judges to determine the custody of children; and Ms. Dianne Post, J. D. postdlpost@aol.com

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2 4. On each case, provide specific information about the last judicial resource exhausted to define the custody and visit rights. Please provide the indicated information as soon as possible, for the evaluation of your petition cannot proceed until it is received. Sincerely,

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