ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
CASE OF CAMBA CAMPOS ET AL. v. ECUADOR

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The brief of November 28, 2011, 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 InterAmerican Court” or “the Court”) a case against the Republic of Ecuador (hereinafter
“Ecuador” or “the State”). In said brief, the Commission offered one expert testimony.
2.
The brief of February 25, 2012, in which the representatives of the alleged
victims (hereinafter “the representatives”) presented their brief of pleadings, motions
and evidence in this case (hereinafter the “brief of pleadings and motions”), and
offered as testimonial evidence the statements of fourteen persons and the expert
opinions of five others.
3.
The brief of June 18, 2012, in which the State submitted its brief of preliminary
objections and its answer to the briefs submitting the case and pleadings and motions
(hereinafter the “answer brief”), and offered three expert opinions.
4.
The notes of the Secretariat of September 25, 2012, in which, pursuant to
Article 46(1) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure, it requested that the State, the
representatives and the Inter-American Commission submit their respective definitive
lists of deponents (hereinafter “definitive lists”) and, for reasons of procedural
economy, indicate which deponents could render their statements by affidavit and
which deponents should be summoned to testify at a public hearing.
5.
The briefs of October 10 and 11, 2012, in which the Inter-American Commission,
the State and the representatives, respectively, forwarded their definitive lists of
deponents. The Commission confirmed the expert evidence offered previously and
requested that the expert witness be summoned to testify at a public hearing. The
representatives indicated that six testimonial statements could be rendered by
affidavit, and requested that two deponents and two expert witnesses be summoned to
testify at the public hearing. The State confirmed three expert opinions offered
previously and requested that all three expert witnesses be summoned to testify at a
public hearing.
6.
The notes of the Secretariat of October 18, 2012, in which, pursuant to Article
46 of the Rules of the Court and following the instructions of its President, the parties
and the Commission were granted a period until October 28, 2012 to submit
observations to the respective lists of deponents.

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