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IIHR trains Costa Rican Penitentiary Police in human rights

Fecha: (3/9/2017 2:31:09 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The classroom phase that closed the Diploma Course on Human Rights took place March 6-8, 2017. This event was part of inter-institutional cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Peace of Costa Rica, through its Section on Penitentiary Police. The virtual phase of the Course ran from December 19, 2016 to February 19 of this year.

Participating in this phase were Denia Núñez, Representative of the Office of Penitentiary Police; Jorge Padilla, Coordinator of the Center of Resources and Studies on Education in Human Rights (CREEDH/IIDH), and Priscilla Solano, staff member of the Inter-American Virtual Classroom.

 

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The participants devoted the three days to developing theoretical problems under the guidance of an interdisciplinary teaching staff. The first day was set aside to validate the training program and was followed by workshops on resilience and human rights and leadership techniques on the second day. On March 8, there was another workshop on resilience and the participants, using the techniques, examined the work of the police. The activity concluded with a focus on the international standards for the protection of the human rights of persons in situations of vulnerability. The teaching staff was comprised of Carlos Mendieta and Mr. Padilla, of the IIHR and Magda Lucía Umaña McQuiddy and Mayra Jiménez Castro, who conducted the workshops.

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Pablo Bertozzi, Director of the Penitentiary Police; José Thompson, IIHR Executive Director, and Mr. Padilla closed the workship by awarding diplomas to the 35 graduates.

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