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”). 1 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).