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On-site week for the International Diploma on the Inter-American Human Rights System

Fecha: (9/29/2015 9:45:00 AM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The on-site week of the International Diploma on the Inter-American Human Rights System took place September 21-25, with the participation of forty students of the Bogota campus of the Universidad Libre of Colombia.

Jorge Padilla, IIHR Education Coordinator, officially opened the activity and was followed by Lorena Gonzalez, Academic Coordinator of the Course, who led the first working session. That same afternoon the students visited Costa Rica’s Ombudsman Office where Ombudswoman Montserrat Solano spoke on the current situation of human rights in the country. Subsequently, Lady Zuluaga, of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), lectured on strategic litigation in the Inter-American System.

The other topics that were discussed during the week and the respective professors were: Challenges of the Inter-American System (Natalia Arce, Academic Assistant to the IIHR Executive Director), Inter-American Democratic Charter (Jorge Padilla), Observations on the Inter-American System (Miguel Ángel González, Chile’s Ambassador in Costa Rica), UN Human Rights Commission (Fabián Salvioli, Chair of the Commission and member of the IIHR General Assembly), Transitional Justice and Human Rights (Juan Humberto Rodríguez, coordinator of the National Center for State Courts in the United States), Challenges of Political Rights in Colombia (Ricardo Valverde, Center for Electoral Assistance and Promotion IIHR/CAPEL), and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Agustín Martín, Inter-American Court Staff Attorney).

The agenda concluded with a visit to the University for Peace.

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