ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND
CASE OF FURLAN AND FAMILY V. ARGENTINA

HAVING SEEN:

1.
The brief of March 15, 2011 and its attachment, in which 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”) an application against the Republic of Argentina
(hereinafter “Argentina” or “the State”).
2.
The brief of July 26, 2011, in which the inter-American defenders, acting as
representatives of the alleged victims 1, (hereinafter “the representatives”) presented their
pleadings, motions and evidence in this case (hereinafter the “brief of pleadings and
motions”), together with a request to have recourse to the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of
the Inter-American Court (hereinafter “Assistance Fund of the Court” or “Fund”) for the
purpose of undertaking the “defense in the international proceedings [and] for expenses
required for the intervention of inter-American defenders,” which were specified and were
accompanied by supporting documents.
3.
The note of August 24, 2011, in which the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter “the
Secretariat”) informed the parties that their request, together with the probative evidence
submitted, would be brought to the attention of the President of the Court (hereinafter “the
President”).

CONSIDERING THAT:
1.
Argentina is a State Party to the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter
“the American Convention” or “the Convention”) since September 5, 1984 and recognized
the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on that same date.
2.
In 2008 the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (hereinafter
the “OAS”) created the Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Human Rights System
(hereinafter “the Assistance Fund of the Inter-American System”) and entrusted its

1

Mr. Danilo Furlan, in representation of Sebastián Furlan and his family, appointed the inter-American
defenders María Fernanda López Puleio and Andrés Mariño as his representatives.

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