ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF DECEMBER 20, 2012 CASE OF LIAKAT ALI ALIBUX VS. SURINAME HAVING SEEN: 1. The application 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”, “the Court,” or “the Tribunal”) on January 20 and February 7, 2012, in which it offered one expert testimony. 2. The communications of March 7, 2012, by which the Secretariat informed the State of Suriname (hereinafter “Suriname” or “the State”) and the alleged victim of the application submitted by the Inter-American Commission and the initiation of proceedings in the present case. 3. The communication of March 27, 2012, by which the alleged victim declared that he wished to make use of the Victim’s Legal Assistance Fund. Additionally, the communication of March 30, 2012, by which the Secretariat informed the alleged victim that according to Article 2 of the Fund’s Rules of Procedure, the appropriate moment to inform the Court and present the necessary justification and evidence regarding the use of the Fund is upon submission of the brief containing pleadings, motions and evidence. 4. The communication of June 21, 2012, by which the Secretariat noted that the alleged victim did not submit his brief containing pleadings, motions and evidence and that he adhered to the brief submitted by the Commission and the requests and reparations included therein. 5. The communication of July 20, 2012, by which the Secretariat answered the question formulated by the alleged victim regarding the request to the Court that an Inter-American Defender be assigned to him. The Secretariat noted that in accordance with Article 37 of its Rules of Procedure, alleged victims who lack economic means or legal representation may request assistance of the Inter-American Public Defender; however this does not preclude the possibility that the alleged victim obtain his own legal representation to act before the Court at the current stage of proceedings. 6. The communication of August 14, 2012, by which the alleged victim provided the Court with his legal representative's contact information.