ORDER OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE

INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OCTOBER 24, 2012
VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND
CASE OF J. v. PERU
HAVING SEEN:
1.
The brief dated January 4, 2012, and its annexes whereby the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Commission" or “the
Commission") presented this case against the Republic of Peru (hereinafter “Peru" or “the
State") before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American
Court,” or “the Court”).
2.
The brief dated May 15, 2012, whereby the representative and alleged victim
(hereinafter the "representative" or “alleged victim”) submitted the brief of pleadings,
motions and evidence regarding this case (hereinafter "brief of pleadings and motions”), as
well as its annexes, which were received on May 31, 2012. In that brief, the representative
asked to be able to access the Victims' Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court of
Human Rights (hereinafter the “Assistance Fund of the Court,” “the Assistance Fund,” or the
"Fund”) in order to cover the expenses of translating a document from German,
photocopying the brief of pleadings and motions, and sending the annexes of that brief to
Costa Rica, as well as the expenses incurred for the participation in the public hearing held
in this case of four witnesses and three "individuals who form part of the legal
representation in this case," along with expenses incurred through submission of certain
evidence for the hearing.
3.
The notes dated July 11 and 12, 2012, from the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter
"the Secretariat"), whereby, following the instructions of the acting President of the Court
(hereinafter "the acting President") the alleged victim was asked, inter alia, to submit the
sworn affidavit required under Article 2 of the Rules for the Operation of the Victims’ Legal
Assistance Fund of the Court (hereinafter "Rules of the Assistance"), as well as any other
probative evidence regarding the victims’ alleged lack of financial resources to cover the
costs of litigation before the Court.


Judge Diego García-Sayán, of Peruvian nationality, recused himself from this matter, pursuant to Article
19 of the Statute and Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court. For this reason, pursuant to Articles 4(2)
and 5 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court, Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice President of the Court, served
as acting President with regard to this request.

Select target paragraph3