ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
OF MAY 31, 2011
VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND
CASE OF FORNERÓN AND DAUGHTER v. ARGENTINA

HAVING SEEN:
1.
The brief of November 29, 2011, and its attachment, in which the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter “the Inter-American Commission” or “the
Commission”) submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the
Inter-American Court” or “the Court”) a case against the Argentine Republic (hereinafter
“Argentina” or “the State”).
2.
The brief of April 1, 2011, in which the representatives of the presumed victims 1
(hereinafter “the representatives”) presented their brief with pleadings, motions and
evidence concerning this case (hereinafter also the “pleadings and motions brief”), and
requested access to the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court
(hereinafter “the Court’s Assistance Fund” or “the Fund”) “for Leonardo Aníbal Javier
Fornerón, Gustavo Baridón, Margarita Nicoliche and […] Susana Terenzi, in order to cover
the expenses of travel, and transfers, accommodation and meals in San José, Costa Rica,
owing to lack of sufficient resources to pay the costs of the litigation before the Court.”
3.
The notes of April 18 and May 3, 2011, in which, among other matters, the
Secretariat advised the parties that the President of the Court (hereinafter “the President”)
would be informed of this request, together with the probative information forwarded.
CONSIDERING THAT:
1.
Argentina has been a State Party to the American Convention on Human Rights
(hereinafter “the American Convention” or “the Convention”) since September 5, 1984, and
accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court that same day.
2.
In 2008, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (hereinafter
the “OAS”) created the Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Human Rights System
(hereinafter “the Inter-American System’s Assistance Fund) and commissioned the OAS
Permanent Council to draft the rules of procedure for the Fund. 2 This Assistance Fund was
1
Mr. Fornerón appointed Susana Ana María Terenzi and Margarita Rosa Nicoliche, from the Centro de
Estudios Sociales y Políticos para el Desarrollo [Center for Social and Political Development Studies] as his
representatives..
2
AG/RES. 2426 (XXXVIII-O/08) Resolution adopted by the thirty-eighth OAS General Assembly, at the
fourth plenary session, held on June 3, 2008, “Establishment of the Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American
Human Rights System,” operative paragraph 2(b).

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