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Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR) Re-election of Professor Claudio Grossman President of the IIHR.

Fecha: (3/4/2022 8:41:27 PM)

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The Executive Director of the IIHR, José Thompson J., is pleased to announce the re- election of Prof. Claudio Grossman, as President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights for four years (2022-2026), according to a decision adopted by the General Assembly in recent days, on the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Directors of the IIHR. These governing bodies of the Institute are composed of prominent personalities in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Hemisphere: human rights activists, academics, members of international organizations including the Presidents of the Commission and of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Professor Grossman is a globally recognized personality in the promotion and protection of human rights. international law and legal education He is currently Professor, Dean Emeritus and R. Geraldson Scholar of International and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law at American University, a law school where he served for 21 years as dean, presiding over its transformation into a world-renowned center in the education and promotion of international law and human rights.

Professor Grossman is a member of the United Nations International Law Commission, the UN body whose function is the codification and progressive development of international law, being re-elected for an additional period of 5 years in 2021. The same year he was appointed Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Professor Grossman was a member and Chairperson of the United Nations Committee against Torture; President of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, as well as member and President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In the same institution, he was also the First Rapporteur on the Rights of Women and Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Populations.

Representing victims of human rights violations and as a member of the international supervisory bodies, Professor Grossman has contributed to historic decisions, fundamental in the protection of human rights, including the first cases of disappearances, the prohibition of any type of discrimination (including gender, racial, sexual orientation, ethnicity); the rights of indigenous populations and individuals and groups placed in vulnerable situations; the prohibition of torture; the absolute nature of the prohibition of non-refoulement; freedom of expression; political rights; due process; the rights of those arrested and imprisoned; the integral right to reparation and comprehensive rehabilitation of victims, among others.

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Grossman, a lawyer from the University of Chile and Doctor of Law from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, is the author of more than a hundred publications on international law, human rights, legal education and law of international organizations.

The IIHR is honored to once again have the Presidency of Prof. Grossman for his international prestige, his outstanding career, and the work carried out since his appointment in 2014, with the assurance that his vision will continue to respond successfully to the difficult challenges imposed by the current changing reality.

The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights created in 1960 by an agreement between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Republic of Costa Rica is an autonomous, academic international entity dedicated to the teaching, research and promotion of human rights.

The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights created in 1960 by an agreement between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Republic of Costa Rica is an autonomous, academic international entity dedicated to the teaching, research and promotion of human rights.

The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights created in 1960 by an agreement between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Republic of Costa Rica is an autonomous, academic international entity dedicated to the teaching, research and promotion of human rights. Tens of thousands of people from all the countries of the Hemisphere have participated in its activities, seminars, training programs, and specialized courses.

San José, Costa Rica, february 15, 2022