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Sixth Brazilian Interdisciplinary Human Rights Course

Fecha: (9/13/2017 9:20:45 AM)

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Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. The Sixth Interdsiciplinary Course on Human Rights, entitled  “Human Rights and the Environment,” took place August 28 to September 8, 2017 in Forteleza. The event, organized by the Brazilian Institute of Human Rights (IBDH), the Government of the State of Ceará and the IIHR, provided an opportunity for the exchange of experiences, training and proposing actions that seek solutions to the human rights challenges in Brazil.

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Some 50 professors from Brazil and other countries were responsible for the lectures, which emphasized the theme of the Course, Among them were the IIHR Executive Director, José Thompson; members of the IIHR General Assembly, Antonio Augusto Cançado Trindade, Judge of the International Court of Justice and former IIHR Executive Director; Professor César Barros Leal, Prosecutor of the State of Ceará, Coordinator of the IBDH and organizer of the Course, and Renato Zerbini, member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

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The participants, all involved in questions of the environment, were members of the judiciary, public defenders, journalists, social scientists, security personnel and members of organizations of civil society. 

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In addition to the lectures, durng the two weeks the participants were involved in case studies, workshops, cultural activities, visits to governmental and civil society entities and meeting with participants of previous courses in Brazil and Costa Rica. 

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