Fecha: (10/12/2016 8:59:00 AM)

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Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. For the fifth consecutive year, the IIHR Regional Office for South America and the Brazilian Institute of Human Rights (IBDH) has sponsored the Brazilian Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights, which concluded on Friday, September 16, 2016. In addition to a full academic program, the participants were provided valuable practical activities, visits and cultural events during a course that has become emblematic in human rights education in the region and that has created an important network of experience, work, friendship and commitment to human rights.

Participating in the inauguration of the Course were José Thompson, IIHR Executive Director; Antonio Augusto Cançado Trinidade, judge of the International Court of Justice and Honorary President of the IBDH; Soledad García Muñoz, IIHR Representative and Course Coordinator; César Barros Leal, President of the IBDH, member of the IIHR General Assembly and co-organizer of the Course, and Jorge Padilla, Coordinator of the IIHR Center of Resources and Studies for Education in Human Rights. They were joined by more than thirty professors from throughout Brazil, the region and Europe for a course that, from its very first edition, has emphasized “excellence and impact.”

The Course consisted of two stages. During the first week, the focus was on the universal and regional systems of human rights protection, the principles of dignity and humanity and constitutionalism and penal law, while the second week dealt with the major topics of the human rights of our times: the inter-American system, the environment, the challenges presented by terrorism in contemporary societies and the question of refugees, which is such a current issue. Also included were topics such as new perspectives on gender, the family and humanity, trafficking of persons and organs, indigenous peoples, restorative justice, participation and the principle of international solidarity.


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