ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF APRIL 15, 2011 VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND CASE OF THE BARRIOS FAMILY v. VENEZUELA HAVING SEEN: 1. The brief of July 26, 2010, 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 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (hereinafter “Venezuela” or “the State”). The original brief and its attachments were received by the Court’s Secretariat on August 16, 2010. 2. The brief of December 25, 2010, in which the representatives of the presumed victims 1 (hereinafter “the representatives”) presented their brief with pleadings, motions and evidence in relation to this case (hereinafter also the “pleadings and motions brief”), and requested use of the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court (hereinafter “the Court’s Assistance Fund” or “the Fund”) “to cover some specific costs related to the production of evidence during the processing of this case before the Court,” which they specified. The original brief was received by the Secretariat of the Court on January 18, 2011, and the attachments were received on January 14, 18 and 19, 2011. 3. The note of January 24, 2011, in which, among other matters, the Secretariat advised the parties that the President of the Court (hereinafter “the President”) would be informed of this request, together with the probative information forwarded. 4. The brief of March 25, 2011, in which the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela presented, among other matters, its answer to the brief submitting the case together with observations on the pleadings and motions brief. The original brief and its attachments were received by the Court’s Secretariat on April 8, 2011. CONSIDERING THAT: 1. Venezuela has been a State Party to the American Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) since August 9, 1977, and accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court on June 24, 1981. 1 The presumed victims in this case appoint the Justice and Peace Human Rights Commission of Aragua State, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), and the Comité de Familiares de las Víctimas de los Sucesos de Febrero-Marzo (COFAVIC) [Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Events of February-March] as their representatives.