ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE
INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

DECEMBER 20, 2012
CASE OF SUÁREZ PERALTA v. ECUADOR
HAVING SEEN:

1.
The brief of January 26, 2012, 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 InterAmerican Court” or “the Court”) an application against the Republic of Ecuador
(hereinafter “Ecuador” or “the State”). In said brief, the Commission offered an expert
report and indicated its purpose, but did not name the person who would render it. It
also requested the transfer, where pertinent, of two expert reports rendered in the
case of Albán Cornejo et al. v. Ecuador.
2.
The communication of February 8, 2012, in which the Commission provided the
name of the expert witness offered in its brief submitting the case and submitted his
curriculum vitae.
3.
The brief of April 28, 2012, in which the representative of the alleged victims
(hereinafter “the representative”) presented his brief of pleadings, motions and
evidence in this case (hereinafter the “brief of pleadings and motions”), and offered as
testimonial evidence the statements of six persons and the expert opinions of three
others. The representative also requested access to the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund
of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Assistance Fund of the
Court” or “the Fund”) to cover the expenses incurred by two alleged victims, four
family members and two representatives during their participation in the public
hearing to be held in this case, as well as those of the aforementioned deponents.
4.
The brief of August 22, 2012, in which the State submitted its brief of
preliminary objections and its answer to the briefs submitting the case and pleadings
and motions (hereinafter “answer brief”), and offered three expert opinions.
5.
The note of Secretariat of September 11, 2012, in which, following the
instructions of the President of the Court, and pursuant to Article 42(4) of its Rules of
Procedure, the Commission and the representative were granted a period of 30 days to

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