ORDER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF AUGUST 1, 1991 PROVISIONAL MEASURES REQUESTED BY THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MATTER OF GUATEMALA CHUNIMÁ CASE The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, composed of the following judges: Héctor Fix-Zamudio, President Orlando Tovar-Tamayo, Vice-President Thomas Buergenthal, Judge Rafael Nieto-Navia, Judge Policarpo Callejas-Bonilla, Judge Sonia Picado-Sotela, Jugde Julio A. Barberis, Judge also present, Manuel E. Ventura-Robles, Secretary and Ana María Reina, Deputy Secretary issues the following order: 1. On June 28, 1991, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Commission") forwarded to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Court") a resolution passed that same month on case 10.674 concerning Guatemala, in which it requested "provisional measures to protect the life and personal integrity" of fourteen persons. According to the Commission, these persons are apparently members of the "Consejo de Comunidades Etnicas Runujel Junam" (CERJ), their relatives or judicial officials who have investigated and acted in cases related to the assassination of members of human rights organizations in Chunimá, Departament of El Quiché, Republic of Guatemala. The Commission's resolution sets down facts reported by Americas Watch and by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) on April 4 and 18 and again on May 2, 1991, and expresses the opinion that "there is abundant evidence that the members of human rights organizations in Chunimá are facing grave and irreparable danger." The Commission is likewise of the opinion that "the background materials submitted by the petitioners present prima facie a grave case of imminent and irreparable danger to the life and physical integrity of the members of human rights organization and their relatives." On July 2, 1991, the Court received from the Commission the documentation accompanying the request for provisional measures. 2. Exercising the powers conferred on him under Article 23(4) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court (hereinafter "the Rules"), the President of the Court

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