Workshop on “Control of Conventionality - Elections Mexico 2018”

Fecha: (11/28/2018 3:29:01 PM)

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Mexico City. The workshop on “Control of Conventionality - Elections Mexico 2018: A Comparative Jurisdictional Perspective in Latin America,” which took place September 19-21, 2018, was inaugurated by José Thompson, Executive Director of the IIHR and Director of the Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance (IIHR/CAPEL); Jorge Luis Vargas Valdez, Magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (TEPJF), and Alberto Guevara Castro, Director of International Affairs of the TEPJF.

The speakers of the first day were Mr. Thompson (Introduction to the International Law of Human Rights and State Reponsibility); José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, former Chairman of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (The Organs of the Inter-American System of Human Rights); Natalia Arce, Academic Advisor of the IIHR (Emblematic Inter-American Jurisprudence in Electoral Matters), and Jorge Calderón, Senior Lawyer of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Control of Conventionality and Political Rights in the Inter-American System).

On September 20, Guillem Cano Palomares lectured on "Control of Conventionality and Political Rights in the Framework of the European Tribunal of Human Rights.” Zetty Bou Valverde, Magistrate of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Costa Rica and Elena Isabel Gómez, Secretary of the Chamber of the National Electoral Court of Argentina, spoke on the implementation of control of conventionality in their respective countries. In the afternoon, the participants held a workshop on electoral campaigns. 

The workshop concluded on the following day with a roundtable with Mr. Guevara, José Ángel Aquino, the rapporteur of the workshop, and Sofia Vincenzi, Coordinator of Operations IIHR/CAPEL.

The workshop was a joint collaboration of IIHR/CAPEL and the TEPJF.

Left to right, José Thompson, Jorge Luis Vargas Valdez and Alberto Guevara Castro.

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