1. That Article 25(2) of the Statute of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Statute”) provides that:
[t]he Rules of Procedure may delegate to the President or to Committees of the Court authority to carry out certain parts of the legal proceedings, with the exception of issuing final rulings or advisory opinions. Rulings or decisions issued by the President or the Committees of the Court that are not purely procedural in nature may be appealed before the full Court.
2. That Article 6(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter “the Rules of Procedure”) establishes that “[t]he Court may appoint ... commissions for specific matters.”
3. That Article 34(4) of the Rules of Procedure provides that “[t]he Court may, at any stage of the proceedings ... designate one or more of its members to conduct an inquiry, carry out an investigation on the spot or take evidence in some other manner.”
THE COURT DECIDES:
That the receipt of testimonial and expert evidence in the proceedings before it may be verified by the presence of one or more of its members at a public hearing at the seat of the Court or in situ.