ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF JANUARY 31, 2012 CASE OF CASTILLO GONZÁLEZ ET AL. v. VENEZUELA HAVING SEEN: 1. The brief of February 22, 2011, and its attachments received on March 3, 2011, presented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the InterAmerican Commission” or “the Commission”) to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) submitting the case against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (hereinafter “the State” or “Venezuela”), in which it offered two expert opinions, indicating their purpose and identifying the two proposed expert witnesses, and provided the curriculum vitae of one of them. 2. The brief of March 9, 2011, with which the Inter-American Commission forwarded the curriculum vitae of the other proposed expert witness. 3. The brief with pleadings, motions and evidence (hereinafter also “the pleadings and motions brief”) of July 16, 2011, presented by the representatives of the presumed victims (hereinafter also “the representatives”), in which they offered three testimonies, the statements of four of the presumed victims, and seven expert opinions, and requested the incorporation of the expert opinion provided by Magaly Vásquez in the case of the Barrios Family v. Venezuela, “with regard to the examination of Venezuela’s criminal laws.” Lastly, they requested access to the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court (hereinafter “the Court’s Assistance Fund” or “the Fund”) “to cover some specific expenses related to the production of evidence during the proceedings before the Court in the instant case,” which they described. The brief received on August 8, 2011, with which the representatives provided the attachments to their pleadings and motions brief. 4. The brief answering the submission of the case and with observations on the pleadings and motions brief (hereinafter “the answering brief”) of November 15, 2011, presented by the State, in which it offered three testimonies, but failed to specify the purpose of one of them, and one expert opinion. The brief of November 16, 2011, in which the State clarified that it was not offering three testimonies and that only two people would testify. The attachments to the answering brief were received on November 23, 2011. 5. The note of November 22, 2011, in which the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter “the Secretariat”), on the instructions of the President of the Court (hereinafter also “the President”) asked the State to indicate the purpose of the testimony of Ildefonso Rafael Finol Ocando, and to send the curriculum vitae of the proposed expert witness. 6. The Order of the President of November 28, 2011, concerning the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court.

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