The decision adopted by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights during its XIX Special Session, at the first meeting, held on June 26, 1996, in which it decided “[t]hat 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.”
1. That in the Genie Lacayo case, a public hearing will begin on September 5, 1996, for the purpose of hearing testimonial evidence.
2. That receipt of testimony is a part of the preparatory phase and must be done promptly.
THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
To authorize those judges present at the XX Special Session of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear the testimonial evidence in the Genie Lacayo case.