ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH 22, 2012 CASE OF THE MASSACRES OF EL MOZOTE AND SURROUNDING AREAS v. EL SALVADOR HAVING SEEN: 1. The brief submitting the case presented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) of March 8, 2011, in which the Commission offered three expert opinions, indicating their object, but not identifying one of the proposed expert witnesses. 2. The note of March 15, 2011, in which the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court (hereinafter the “the Secretariat”) stated that it would await further information from the Inter-American Commission on the identity and curriculum vitae of a third expert witness who was not named in the brief submitting the case (supra Having seen 1), the deadline for submitting said information having expired on March 29, 2011, and the note of May 10, 2011, in which the Secretariat confirmed that said information was not received. Also, the communication of May 27, 2011, in which the Commission submitted the name of the third expert witness proposed, Mr. Juan Méndez, together with his curriculum vitae. 3. The brief of August 12, 2011, in which the representatives of the alleged victims1 (hereinafter “the representatives”) submitted their pleadings, motions and evidence in this case (hereinafter the “brief of pleadings and motions”), and offered eleven statements and four expert opinions. Likewise, they submitted a request on behalf of the alleged victims to have recourse to the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court (hereinafter “the Victims’ Assistance Fund” or “the Assistance Fund” or “the Fund”) “to cover specific costs related to the production of evidence during the proceedings before the Court,” which were specified. 1 The alleged victims in this case appointed the Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional – CEJIL (Center for Justice and International Law) and the Oficina de Tutela Legal del Arzobispado de San Salvador – OTLA (Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of San Salvador) as their representatives.