ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF MAY 31, 2012
CASE OF RIO NEGRO MASSACRES V. GUATEMALA
The brief submitting the case filed by the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”)
with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Inter-American
Court", “the Court” or “the Tribunal”) on November 30, 2010, by means of which it
offered three expert opinions. The Commission indicated the object of said expert
opinions but it only identified one of the expert witnesses.
The communication of January 31, 2011, by means of which the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights forwarded the curriculum vitae of one of the expert
witnesses proposed in the brief submitting the case.
The note of the Tribunal’s Secretariat of February 3, 2011, by which, among
other things, it requested the Inter-American Commission to indicate the missing name
of one of the expert witnesses proposed in the brief submitting this case.
The communication of February 22, 2011, by means of which the Commission
indicated the missing name of one of the expert witnesses and forwarded the expert’s
curriculum vitae (supra Having Seen clause 3).
The brief containing the pleadings, motions and evidence (hereinafter, “brief of
pleadings and motions”) submitted by the representatives of the alleged victims
(hereinafter, also the “representatives”)1 on June 7, 2011, by which they offered five
statements of alleged victims and two expert opinions. In addition, the brief of June
11, 2011, by means of which the representatives requested the intervention of an
interpreter of Maya Achí language and indicated the name of the person that may
serve as interpreter of the “statements” rendered by the witnesses.
The brief containing the answer to the brief submitting the case and of
observations to the brief of pleadings and motions (hereinafter, “brief of answer”) filed
The alleged victims appointed Asociación para el Desarrollo Integral de las Víctimas de la Violencia
en las Verapaces, Maya Achí (ADIVIMA) as their representative.