3 application”). The State acknowledged its international responsibility “for the rights established in Articles 1(1), 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights [and the obligations established in Articles] I, III, IV, and XI of the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons, in relation to Rainer Ibsen Cárdenas and José Luis Ibsen Peña, [as well as the rights established in] Artic[les] 5, 8, and 25 of the American Convention, in connection with Article 1(1) [thereof], in relation to Martha Castro Mendoza (stepmother and spouse[,] respectively), Tito Ibsen Castro, Rebeca Ibsen Castro, and Raquel Ibsen Castro (siblings and children[,] respectively)[,] all of them mentioned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.” However, the State expressly indicated that “it [did] not acquiesce to the request for measures of reparation presented in the Commission’s application and the brief containing pleadings[,] motions, and evidence of the next of kin.” The State appointed Ms. M.C. Yovanka Oliden Tapia as Agent and Mr. Victor Montecinos Villca as Deputy Agent in the present case. II PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT 6. After the presentation of the principal briefs (supra paras. 1, 4, and 5), the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the President”) ordered the submission of the sworn declarations (affidavit) of three alleged victims, three witnesses, and one expert witness, all of which were timely proposed by the parties. In addition, the President convened the parties to a public hearing in order to receive the statements of one alleged victim, one witness, and two expert witnesses presented by the Commission, the State of Bolivia, and the representatives, respectively, as well as the final oral arguments on the merits and any possible reparations and costs. Finally, the President ordered the parties to present their final written arguments no later than May 24, 2010.2 7. On March 22 and 29, and May 3, 2010, the Commission and the representatives submitted the sworn declarations before public notary (affidavits) to the Tribunal. 8. The public hearing was held on April 13, 2010, during the XLI Extraordinary Period of Sessions held in the city of Lima, Republic of Peru.3 During the hearing, the State submitted various documents to the Tribunal as evidence during its final oral arguments. Likewise, the Court requested that the State presents various documents as evidence to facilitate the adjudication of the case. 2 Cf. Case of Ibsen Cárdenas and Ibsen Peña v. Bolivia. Summons to a Public Hearing. Order of the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of March 10, 2010, Operative Paragraphs one to four and twelve. Due to a request for substitution submitted by the representatives, the President of the Tribunal required Ms. Rebeca Ibsen Castro to render a sworn declaration before a public notary (affidavit) despite the fact that she had been summoned to testify during the abovementioned hearing. The Commission supported the representatives' request. The State did not submit observations on this matter. Said declaration was received on May 3, 2010. Cfr. Case of Ibsen Cárdenas and Ibsen Peña v. Bolivia. Summons to a Public Hearing. Order of the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of April 6, 2010, Operative Paragraph three. 3 The following persons appeared at this hearing: a) on behalf of the Inter-American Commission, María Silvia Guillén, Delegate, Elizabeth Abi-Mershed, Deputy Executive Secretary, and Silvia Serrano, Legal Advisor; b) on behalf of the alleged victims, Tito Ibsen Castro, Jaime Daniel Enríquez Tordoya, and Mario Ressini Ordóñez; and c) on behalf of the State, Samuel Tola Larico, Vice-Minister of Justice and Fundamental Rights, Ministry of Justice; María del Rosario Basagoitia Cuba, Representative of the Supreme Court of Justice, Judicial Organ; Germán Jesús Quezada González, Representative of the Prosecutor’s Office for the District of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Public Prosecutor’s Office; Yovanka Oliden Tapia, Agent of the State of Bolivia; Patricia Mendoza García, Director General of Juridical Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Luis Rojas Martínez, responsible for the International Legal Representation Area, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Karina Palacios, General Office of Juridical Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Nelson Cox, Ministry of Justice; and Ximena Fajardo, Ministry of Justice.