First IIHR-Anáhuac International Human Rights Diploma Course on the Inter-American System of Human Rights

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San José, Costa Rica and Mexico City. The First IIHR–Anáhuac International Diploma Course on Human Rights will take place from February to July 2016 and will be devoted to the Inter-American System of Human Rights. The coordinators of the Course are Jorge Padilla (IIHR) and Carolina León Bastos (Anáhuac University).

High-level faculty members, including former judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, members of UN human rights bodies and leading experts on the System, will be responsible for the classes.

This activity is intended for magistrates, judges, lawyers, human rights defenders and others interested in the protection of human rights in Mexico. They will be offered a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical areas of human rights, mainly in proceedings before the Inter-American system and its impact at the national level. In addition, the course will strengthen their ethical foundation in applying and disseminating the acquired knowledge and leadership skills, which will benefit their communities and Mexican and Latin American societies.


General purpose. Provide practical tools, based on a solid theoretical framework, for the implementation of standards of human rights protection in Mexico regarding the international law of human rights and the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, with emphasis on the right to justice from a technical and humanistic perspective.

Special purpose. Provide graduates of Master’s in Law programs offered by the Law School of the University an additional high quality and international option to obtain a diploma.

Schedule: Wednesday to Friday from 17:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 hours.

Duration: Six months (120 hours), from Wednesday, February 24 to Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Country: Mexico

For information on entry requirements, registration, cost and content of the diploma, or other matters, contact o a