ORDER OF THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE  INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OCTOBER 24, 2012 VICTIMS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND CASE OF J. v. PERU HAVING SEEN: 1. The brief dated January 4, 2012, and its annexes whereby the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Commission" or “the Commission") presented this case against the Republic of Peru (hereinafter “Peru" or “the State") before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter "the Inter-American Court,” or “the Court”). 2. The brief dated May 15, 2012, whereby the representative and alleged victim (hereinafter the "representative" or “alleged victim”) submitted the brief of pleadings, motions and evidence regarding this case (hereinafter "brief of pleadings and motions”), as well as its annexes, which were received on May 31, 2012. In that brief, the representative asked to be able to access the Victims' Legal Assistance Fund of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter the “Assistance Fund of the Court,” “the Assistance Fund,” or the "Fund”) in order to cover the expenses of translating a document from German, photocopying the brief of pleadings and motions, and sending the annexes of that brief to Costa Rica, as well as the expenses incurred for the participation in the public hearing held in this case of four witnesses and three "individuals who form part of the legal representation in this case," along with expenses incurred through submission of certain evidence for the hearing. 3. The notes dated July 11 and 12, 2012, from the Secretariat of the Court (hereinafter "the Secretariat"), whereby, following the instructions of the acting President of the Court (hereinafter "the acting President") the alleged victim was asked, inter alia, to submit the sworn affidavit required under Article 2 of the Rules for the Operation of the Victims’ Legal Assistance Fund of the Court (hereinafter "Rules of the Assistance"), as well as any other probative evidence regarding the victims’ alleged lack of financial resources to cover the costs of litigation before the Court.  Judge Diego García-Sayán, of Peruvian nationality, recused himself from this matter, pursuant to Article 19 of the Statute and Article 19(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Court. For this reason, pursuant to Articles 4(2) and 5 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court, Judge Manuel E. Ventura Robles, Vice President of the Court, served as acting President with regard to this request.

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