ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF JANUARY 24, 2012
CASE OF FURLAN AND FAMILY v. ARGENTINA

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The brief of March 15, 2011, whereby the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) submitted to the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”) a case against the Argentine Republic (hereinafter “Argentina” or “the State”). In its
brief, the Commission indicated the name of one of the expert witnesses and the purpose of
the two proposed expert opinions.
2.
The brief of March 31, 2011, and its attachments, whereby the Inter-American
Commission provided the name of one of the expert witnesses offered in its brief submitting
the case, and forwarded the curricula vitae of the two proposed expert witnesses.
3.
The brief with pleadings, motions and evidence (hereinafter “the pleadings and
motions brief”) filed by the representatives of the presumed victims1 (hereinafter “the
representatives”) on July 26, 2011, in which they offered five statements and four expert
opinions. In addition, they requested, on behalf of the presumed victims, to access the
Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court, (hereinafter “the Victims’
Assistance Fund”, “the Assistance Fund” or “the Fund”) for the “defense in the international
proceedings [and] for the expenses occasioned by the intervention of the inter-American
defenders,” aspects that were described and regarding which supporting documentation was
attached.
4.
The communication of August 10, 2011, and its attachments, with which the
representatives forwarded the curricula vitae and the contact information of the four
proposed expert witnesses.
5.
The brief with preliminary objections, answering the application, and with
observations on the pleadings and motions brief (hereinafter “the answer to the
1
Danilo Furlan, on behalf of Sebastián Furlan and his family, appointed the inter-American defenders María
Fernanda López Puleio and Andrés Mariño as their representatives.

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