1. On 3 November 2014, the Republic of Indonesia (“Indonesia” or the “Respondent”) filed a Request to reconsider the Tribunal’s decision in Procedural Order No. 12 (“PO12”) and order an expedited hearing on the alleged forgery of the mining licenses and other documentation relied upon by the Claimants (the “Request”). The Request enclosed two exhibits.1
2. On 4 November 2014, the Tribunal invited the Claimants to respond to the Request by 10 November 2014, which they did.
3. The Tribunal recalls that on 29 August 2014, a document inspection took place in Singapore pursuant to Procedural Order No. 10. Relying on the second expert report by Mr. Epstein, the Respondent informed the Tribunal on 15 September 2014 that it would provide additional evidence that the Ridlatama mining licenses were forged and would request a hearing “within 30 days after the submission of the additional witness statements” leading to the dismissal of the Claimants’ claims. On 26 September 2014, the Claimants filed observations, opposing the request for a hearing within 30 days of receipt of the Application.
4. Two days earlier, on 24 September 2014, the Respondent had filed an Application for the dismissal of Claimants’ claims based on the forged and fabricated Ridlatama mining licenses (the “Application”), together with 7 witness statements and 2 preliminary expert reports on quantum.
5. On 9 October 2014, the Respondent filed additional comments, and submitted a third expert report by Mr. Epstein on 14 October 2014. For their part, the Claimants filed additional comments on 17 October 2014.