Close of Fifth International Diploma Course on Human Rights and the Police Function

Fecha: (10/27/2017 2:24:53 PM)


Santiago, Chile. The on-site week of the Fifth International Diploma Course on “Human Rights and the Police Function. Challenges and Strategies for Children and Adolescents from the Perspective of Gender and Human Mobility” took place October 16-20, 2017. The event was organized by the IIHR together with the Investigatory Police of Chile (PDI) and the Chilean Agency of International Cooperation for Development. The virtual phase of the Course, which consisted of 40 hours of readings, ran from July 3 to September 29.

The inaugural act of the activity took place at the PDI’s School of the Investigatory Police (ESCIPOL) with the participation of José Thompson, IIHR Executive Director; Lorena Firies Monleón, of the Secretariat of Human Rights, and Héctor Espinosa Valenzuela and Rodolfo Carrasco Ortiz, Head of the PDI Police Education and Director of ESCIPOL, respectively. The event was also attended by the upper echelon of the police force.


Mr. Thompson delivered the opening lecture on “The Challenge of Democracy: Security and the Rights of the Child.”

Fifteen experts, from Chile and elsewhere, were in charge of the 40 hours of classes for the participants who came from various countries of the region. The activity also included a visit to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights.


Jorge Padilla, IIHR Coordinator of Education, accompanied the IIHR Executive Director.

The objective of the Course was to strengthen the capabilities of the police in the area of human rights through the study of the instruments for their promotion and protection and their relation to infancy and adolescence in light of the perspectives of gender and human mobility. This has been an on-going activity since 2013 under the terms of the agreement, signed in 2010, between the PDI and the IIHR through its Regional Office for South America. 

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