ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF AUGUST 1, 2012
CASE OF MENDOZA ET AL. v. ARGENTINA

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The brief presenting the case submitted by the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the Commission”) to the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the
Court”) on June 17, 2011, in which it offered three expert opinions and indicated their
purpose, but only identified the person who would provide the second expert opinion.
2.
The note of June 23, 2011, in which, inter alia, the Secretariat of the Court
(hereinafter “the Secretariat”) informed the Commission that it was still awaiting the names
of the two expert witnesses who had not been identified as well as the curricula vitae of all
the expert witnesses.
3.
The communication of July 4, 2011, in which, among other matters, the Commission
forwarded as “Annex 32” the curriculum vitae in English of one person without indicating the
expertise that this person would provide. The note of September 5, 2011, in which the
Secretariat asked the Inter-American Commission to specify the expert opinion that this
person would provide and to send his curriculum vitae in Spanish.
4.
The communication of July 5, 2011, in which, among other matters, the InterAmerican Commission indicated the name of the person who will provide the first expert
opinion and forwarded his curriculum vitae (supra having seen paragraph 1).
5.
The communication of September 16, 2011, in which the Commission submitted the
curriculum vitae of the third expert witness in Spanish, and specified the expert opinion that
they would provide (supra having seen paragraph 3).
6.
The brief with pleadings, motions and evidence (hereinafter the “pleadings and
motions brief”) presented by the representative of the presumed victims (hereinafter “the
representative”) on December 20, 2011, in which she offered 17 statements by alleged
victims and three expert opinions. In addition, she presented a request by the alleged
victims to access the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court
(hereinafter “the Victims’ Assistance Fund” or the “Assistance Fund”) to cover some specific
costs related to the production of evidence during the proceedings before the Court.
7.
The Order of the President of the Court of May 8, 2012 (hereinafter “the President’s
Order”), in which he declared that the presumed victims’ request to access the Assistance

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