Meeting on new challenges for Inter-American System of Human Rights

Fecha: (7/26/2017 12:06:12 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The IIHR Inter-American Classroom on Human Rights was host on July 19, 2017 to a meeting on “New  Challenges in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights.” The activity was opened by José Thompson, IIHR Executive Director; Alexei Julio Estrada, Legal Director of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and, Carlos Jiménez Piernas, Professor of Public International Law and International Relations of the University of Alcalá, Spain.

The opening remarks were followed by a panel on New dimensions in the protection of human rights: limits to the evolving interpretation of the American Convention on Human Rights, with Elizabeth Odio Benito and Manuel Ventura Robles, judge and former judge of the Inter-American Court, and moderated by Prof. Jiménez Piernas. A second panel on Relations between the Court and the States Parties: doctrine of the national margin of appreciation versus control of conventionality featured Pablo González Domínguez (a staff lawyer of the Court) and Marvin Vargas Alfaro, Professor of International Law, and was moderated by Francisco Pascual Vives, Professor of Public International Law and International Relations of the University of Alcalá.

In the afternoon there were panels on Relations between the Inter-American Commission and the Court, Advantages and Disadvantages, in which participated Edward Pérez, a staff lawyer of the Court, and The Execution of the Judgments of the Court with Gabriela Pacheco Arias, a staff lawyer of the Court, and Alfonso Chacón Mata and Arturo Monge, lawyers. Each panel was followed by a question and answer session.

The closing remarks were made by Dante Negro Alvarado, Director of the OAS Department of International Law, Mr. Thompson and Professor Jiménez Piernas.

The event was organized by the IIHR, the Costa Rican Association of International Law and the Center of Excellence regarding Regional Integration of the University of Alcalá.

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