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Corte Interamericana inauguró en México el “Programa de Actualización sobre la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos” (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 13 de septiembre de 2019.- La Corte Interamericana inauguró y presentó el día de ayer, en la sede del Instituto de la Judicatura Federal – Sede San Lázaro, en la Ciudad de México, México, el módulo inicial del “Programa de Actualización sobre la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos” en el que participaron juezas, jueces y funcionarios federales de la administración de justicia de México. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court held a seminar at the “José Simeón Cañas” Central American University in San Salvador, El Salvador

San José, Costa Rica, September 12, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 20 at the “José Simeón Cañas” Central American University (UCA), in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, an introductory seminar on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and the contentious jurisprudence of the Court within the framework of the Project “Training for capacity building on the Inter-American Human Rights System in the university communities of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras” signed with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (FHB).

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Inter-American Court held a seminar at the Autonomous National University of Honduras

San José, Costa Rica, September 12, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 14 at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) an introductory seminar on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and the contentious jurisprudence of the Court within the framework of the Project “Training for the strengthening of capacities on the Inter-American Human Rights System in the university communities of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras” signed with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (FHB).

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Inter-American Court closes in El Salvador the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, September 10, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 21 and 22, the third on-site stage and closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” which was carried out with the participation of Patricio Pazmiño Freire, Judge of the Inter-American Court; Víctor Rodríguez Rescia, professor, ex-member of the Human Rights Committee and Ex-President of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the professor Claudio Nash; as well as María Antonieta Josa de Parada, President of the National Judicial Council and Julieta Di Corleto, Official Deputy Public Defender of the National Ombudsman's Office of Argentina, in charge of the General Secretariat of Training and Jurisprudence of the Public Ministry of Defence.

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Inter-American Court closes in Honduras the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, September 10, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 21 and 22 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the third on-site stage and closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” which was carried out with the participation of Patricio Pazmiño Freire, Judge of the Inter-American Court and Rolando Edgardo Argueta Pérez, President of the Supreme Court of Justice; as well as Lorena González Pinto, university professor and Ex-Vice President of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and Claudia Martín, Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Resident Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

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Corte Interamericana sesionó en Barranquilla y Bogotá del 26 de agosto al 6 de septiembre de 2019 (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 9 de septiembre de 2019.- Al término del 62 Período de Sesiones de la Corte de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, el Presidente, Juez Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor expresó su agradecimiento al gobierno de Colombia, por la invitación cursada por el Presidente de la República para sesionar en territorio nacional. Igualmente, destacó que ‘‘la gran convocatoria a las audiencias públicas de la Corte Interamericana en Barranquilla dan cuenta del enorme interés de los colombianos y las colombianas por el Sistema Interamericano de los Derechos Humanos, así como por el trabajo de la Corte Interamericana’’. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court extends the deadline until December 16 to submit written comments to the Request for Advisory Opinion presented by Colombia

San José, Costa Rica, September 6, 2019.- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights extended the deadline, until December 16, for the submission of written comments regarding the Request for Advisory Opinion submitted by Colombia on May 6, 2019.

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Inter-American Court closes in Guatemala the update course on jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica, August 23, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held from August 7 to August 9 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” in the framework of the project “Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through jurisprudential dialogue, capacity optimization and compliance with the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras” developed with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE).

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Corte Interamericana sesionará en Barranquilla y Bogotá del 26 de agosto al 6 de septiembre de 2019 (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 21 de agosto de 2019.- Entre el 26 de agosto y el 6 de septiembre de 2019 la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sesionará en Colombia, gracias a una invitación del Gobierno colombiano para que celebre su 62 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones. El Tribunal sesionará en Barranquilla del 26 al 30 de agosto, teniendo como sede la Universidad del Norte de dicha ciudad. Asimismo, se llevarán a cabo otras actividades jurisdiccionales en Bogotá del 2 al 6 de septiembre. La Corte Interamericana agradece, a su vez, el apoyo brindado por la Universidad del Norte, la Cooperación Alemana implementada por la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) y el Gobierno de Noruega. (Only in spanish)

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Corte Interamericana otorga reconocimiento a Embajador de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 14 de agosto de 2019. - En vísperas al término de sus funciones como Embajador de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica, Pelayo Castro Zuzuarregui recibió por parte de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos un reconocimiento por su labor en la promoción de los derechos humanos. En la ceremonia estuvieron presentes la Jueza Elizabeth Odio Benito y el Secretario Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, así como la Honorable Señora Birgit Vleugels, Encargada de Cooperación, y el Honorable Señor Carlos Quesada, Oficial de Diplomacia Pública y Prensa, ambos de la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica. (Only in spanish)

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Instituciones de los Sistemas de Justicia de Ibero-América reafirman su apoyo a la Agenda 2030 durante sesión conjunta en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel, 2019 (Only in spanish)

Nueva York, Julio de 2019 - La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, la Cumbre Judicial Iberoamericana, la Conferencia de Ministros de Justicia de los Países de Iberoamérica (COMJIB), la Asociación Iberoamericana de Ministerios Públicos (AIAMP) y la Asociación Interamericana de Defensorías Públicas (AIDEF), con el apoyo de la Alianza Mundial para el ODS16, de la Unidad de Estado Democrático de Derecho de la Oficina Ejecutiva del Secretario General de Naciones Unidas, del Programa de la Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), de la Secretaría General Iberoamericana, de los Pioneros de Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas y del Gobierno de Suecia, organizaron, en el marco del Foro Político de Alto Nivel, el evento paralelo Fortalecimiento del Estado de Derecho y de los Derechos Humanos para Lograr Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas. (Only in spanish)

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New Case Law Handbooks from the Inter-American Court on “Corruption and Human Rights” and “Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights” and updated Handbooks on “Conventional Review” and “Equality and Non-Discrimination.”

San José, Costa Rica, 30 July 2019- Today the Inter-American Court of Human Rights published Case Law Handbooks on “Corruption and Human Rights,” and “Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights” and updated the handbooks on “Conventional Review” and “Equality and Non-Discrimination.”

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Inter-American Court’s President orders Nicaragua to adopt Urgent Measures to protect the life and integrity of the members of two Human Rights Defense Organizations

San José, Costa Rica, July 12, 2019.- A Resolution was notified today in the Affaire of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) and the Permanent Commission of Human Rights (CPDH) regarding Nicaragua. In the Resolution the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights requested the State to immediately adopt the necessary measures to avoid irreparable damage and to effectively protect the life and personal integrity of the members of the aforementioned organizations. These measures must be adopted to ensure the continuity of their work in defense of human rights without being subjected to harassment, threats or aggression.

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IACHR and Inter-American Court of Human Rights invite to the Third Forum of the Inter-American Human Rights System and call for proposals of parallel events

Washington, D.C./San José, Costa Rica, July 3, 2019. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IA Court) announce the Third Forum of the Inter-American Human Rights System, which will be held on November 6 and 7, 2019 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito, within the framework of the IACHR’s 174th Period of Sessions in Quito, Ecuador.

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Inter-American Court visited new Costa Rican social security medical center to supervise compliance with In Vitro Fertilization Judgments

San José, Costa Rica, July 1, 2019.- Today an Inter-American Court´s delegation made a monitoring compliance visit to verify the compliance of the judgements issued in the Artavia Murillo et al. Case ("In Vitro Fertilization") and in the Gómez Murillo case and others, both against Costa Rica. The delegation was composed by Judge L. Pazmiño Patricio Freire and staff attorneys of the monitoring compliance unit at the Registry of the Court.

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Court orders the publication in its website of information presented at the stage of monitoring compliance with judgment

San Jose, Costa Rica, June 11, 2019.- Today Court Agreement no. 1/19 has been notified- The Agreement specifies some aspects related to the publication of information contained in the case files at the monitoring stage of compliance with the Judgment. The Agreement recognizes the interest shown by academia, non-governmental organizations, and other members of civil society in participating in the execution of the judgments and promotes the involvement of organs, human rights institutions and national courts in compliance with the judgments issued by the Court, being this involvement particularly relevant with regard to those reparations that constitute guarantees of non-repetition.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights makes an open call to submit observations in new Request for an Advisory Opinion

San José, Costa Rica, June 7, 2019.- As of today and until September 10, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court” or “Tribunal”) will receive observations on the Request for an Advisory Opinion presented by Colombia.

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Guatemala is responsible for the application of the death penalty in violation of the right to life and the principle of legality, as well as for the violation of the right to a fair trial

San Jose, Costa Rica, June 4, 2019. – In the judgement published today in the Case of Martínez Coronado v. Guatemala, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court” or “Tribunal”) declared the State of Guatemala responsible for the deprivation of life, as well as the violation of principle of legality and the right to a fair trial of Manuel Martínez Coronado.

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Paraguay is not responsible for the alleged force dissappearance and torture of Juan Arrom Suhurt and Anuncio Martí Méndez

San José, Costa Rica, June 4, 2019.- In the judgment notified today in the Case of Arrom Suhurt et al. v. Paraguay, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court” or “Tribunal”) declared the State of Paraguay not responsible for the alleged force disappearance and torture of Juan Arrom Suhurt and Anuncio Martí Méndez.

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President of the Inter-American Court requests the State of El Salvador to suspend the legislative procedure of the draft bill for “Transitional and Restorative Justice for National Reconciliation”

San José, Costa Rica, May 28 2019.- In the resolution notified today in the Case of the Massacres of El Mozote and surrounding areas v. El Salvador, the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court” or “Tribunal”), Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, resolved to request the State of El Salvador to immediately suspend the legislative procedure of the draft bill for “Transitional and Restorative Justice for National Reconciliation” (“Law on National Reconciliation”), all in conformity with Article 63.2 of the American Convention, Articles 24.1 and 25.2 of the Statute of the Court, and Articles 4, 27 and 31.2 of the Rules of the Court.

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