327. The State asked that the Court order each party to bear its own costs and expenses. As for the claims made by the representatives, the State asserted that:
a) the Tekojojá Foundation’s claim seeking reimbursement of the costs and expenses of its work on the domestic front, specifically for filing the petition of generic habeas corpus, should not be considered, as the Foundation should go to the domestic courts to claim costs and expenses;
b) the Tekojojá’s claim seeking reimbursement of expenses allegedly incurred at the international level is not duly substantiated;
c) the expenses the Foundation incurred at the international level are not itemized and not supported by proper documentation; consequently, the presumption is that they never existed;
d) no proof is offered of the Foundation’s participation in the hearings conducted before the Commission; therefore, the State is not obliged to pay for costs and expenses associated with that case; and
e) the State finds it “odd” that CEJIL is seeking to recover costs and expenses that its representatives incurred to participate in the hearings conducted at the Commission, as both CEJIL and the Commission are headquartered in Washington. The State added that it had no knowledge of CEJIL executives traveling to Asunción to participate in the friendly settlement process or for any other purpose. Consequently, the State asked the Court to deny the claim seeking costs and expenses in the instant case.