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Additional training on the justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights

Fecha: (7/29/2016 9:31:29 AM)

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Bogotá, Colombia. A course on Training for the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for 45 judges, academics and persons working in the judiciary from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela, was held July 28-29, 2016 .

Juan Navarrete and Adriana Piquero, Coordinator and Office Manager of the IIHR Office in Colombia, and Jorge Padilla, Coordinator of the IIHR Center for Resources and Studies for Education in Human Rights, opened the course and explained the methodology to be used. Lectures were then offered on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Conceptual Approach (Carlos Urquilla), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the International Systems of Protection (Juan Navarrete) and Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (María Clara Galvis). Finally, there was a group exercise on good practices for the implementation of judgments in the area.

On July 28, the agenda included lectures on Indigenous Peoples: Dialogue of Jurisdictions (Miguel Antonio Galvis) and Prior, Free and Informed Consultation (Raquel Yrigoyen); in addition to group activities regarding economic, social and cultural rights and environmental conflicts .

In the afternoon, the Brazilian expert Renato Zerbini gave the keynote address on Progress and Challenges regarding Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Viewpoint of the UN Committeee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Mr. Zerbini is a member of that Committee and also a member of the IIHR Executive Council .

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