ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
DECEMBER 1, 2011
VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND
CASE OF THE MASSACRES OF EL MOZOTE AND SURROUNDING AREAS
v. EL SALVADOR

HAVING SEEN:

1.
The brief of March 8, 2011 and its attachments, 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”) a case against the Republic of El Salvador
(hereinafter “El Salvador” or “the State”). The attachment to the aforementioned brief,
among other documents, was received by the Secretariat of the Court on March 25, 2011.
2.
The brief of August 12, 2011, in which the representatives of the alleged victims1
(hereinafter “the representatives”) submitted their pleadings, motions and evidence in
relation to this case (hereinafter the “brief of pleadings and motions”), and stated that the
alleged victims were requesting, through their representatives, “that the Court approve
legal assistance in this case to cover specific costs related to the production of evidence
during the proceedings before the Court,” and presented an estimate of the specific
expenses that they requested be covered by the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the InterAmerican Court (hereinafter “Assistance Fund of the Court” or “Fund”). The attachments to
the aforesaid brief were received on September 2, 2011.
3.
The note of the Secretariat of September 16, 2011, in which the representatives
were informed that their request, together with the additional documents submitted, would
be brought to the attention of the President of the Court (hereinafter “the President”).

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The alleged victims in this case appointed as their representatives the Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho
Internacional – CEJIL (Center for Justice and Internacional law) and the Oficina de Tutela Legal del Arzobispado de
San Salvador – OTLA (Human Rights Office of the Archdiocese of San Salvador).

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