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pursuant to article 50(3) of the Court’s Rules of Procedure (hereinafter “the Rules of
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Procedure”).
7.
The communication of April 24, 2009, by which the Inter-American Commission
submitted its definitive proposal of witnesses, offering the declaration of one “witness” by
affidavit (supra Having Seen para. 6).
8.
The communication of April 27, 2009, by which the representatives presented their
definitive proposal of witnesses and expert witnesses (supra Having Seen para. 6). The
representatives offered the sworn written statements (affidavits) of one “witness” and two
expert witnesses, and offered the declaration of one expert witness at the public hearing
before the Court.
9.
The communications of April 29, 2009, by which the Inter-American Commission
and the representatives submitted their briefs on the State’s preliminary objections,
respectively (supra Having Seen paras. 4 and 5).
10.
The communication of April 29, 2009, by which the State of Barbados submitted the
curricula vitae of its proposed expert witnesses, Mr. Anthony V. Grant and Dr. Brian
MacLachlan (supra Having Seen para. 5).
11.
The communication of April 29, 2009, by which the State of Barbados submitted its
definitive proposal of expert witnesses. The State offered the sworn written statements
(affidavits) of its two previously offered expert witnesses; alternatively, it also offered the
oral declaration of one of these experts. In addition, the State offered the expert testimony
of Mr. Anthony Blackman in “a sworn statement (affidavit) or oral evidence, or both”.
Accordingly, the State submitted, along with its proposal, Mr. Anthony Blackman’s
curriculum vitae.
12.
The communication of April 30, 2009, by which the Secretariat, following the
instructions of this Presidency, informed the parties that they had until May 8, 2009, to
submit observations on the definitive proposals of witnesses and expert witnesses presented
(supra Having Seen paras. 7, 8, and 11).
13.
The communication of May 6, 2009, whereby the Commission stated that it had “no
observations” in relation to the final proposals of witnesses and expert witnesses submitted
by the representatives and the State.
14.
The communications of May 8, 2009, whereby the representatives and the State
indicated that they had no observations in relation to the final lists of witnesses and expert
witnesses submitted in the present case.
Considering:
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That the admission and procedure for taking evidence is governed by articles 46,
47, 50, and 52 of the Rules of Procedure.

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Approved by the Court during its XLIX Ordinary Period of Sessions, held from November 16 to 25, 2000,
and partially amended by the Court during its LXXXII Ordinary Period of Sessions, held from January 19 to 31,
2009. Available at http://www.corteidh.or.cr/reglamento.cfm.

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