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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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Inter-American Court held Special Session in Argentina from May 13 to May 17

San Jose, Costa Rica, May 28, 2019.- Between May 13 and 17, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 61th Period of Special Session in Buenos Aires thanks to an invitation from the Government of Argentina.

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The Inter-American Court inaugurated in Guatemala the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, May 23, 2019.- The Inter-American Court inaugurated the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”, aimed at members of the Judicial Branch, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Public Institute for Criminal Defence in Guatemala, among other institutions for the protection of human rights of this country. The activity was attended by high-ranking officials from the Constitutional Court and the Secretary of the Inter-American Court, Mr. Pablo Saavedra Alessandri.

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The President of the Inter-American Court requests Nicaragua to adopt urgent measures to protect the health, life and personal integrity of 17 individuals

San Jose, Costa Rica, 21 May, 2019.- In the resolution served today on the Matter of seventeen individuals deprived from liberty regarding Nicaragua, the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court” or “Tribunal”), Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, decided to adopt several urgent measures in order to prevent irreparable damage to 17 people, all in accordance with Article 63.2 of the American Convention, Article 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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The Inter-American Court inaugurated in El Salvador the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, May 17, 2019.- On May 8, the Inter-American Court inaugurated the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”, aimed at members of the Judicial Branch, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Attorney General, among other institutions for the protection of human rights of this country.

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Inter-American Court held a Special Session in Uruguay from May 6 to 10

San José, Costa Rica, May 13, 2019.- Between May 6 and 10, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 60th Special Session in Montevideo thanks to an invitation from the Government of Uruguay. The Inter-American Court also thanks the German Cooperation Agency, GIZ, for the technical support provided.

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Inter-American Court will hold Special Session in Argentina from May 13 to May 17

San Jose, Costa Rica, May 10, 2019.- Between May 13 and 17, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 61th Period of Special Session in Buenos Aires thanks to an invitation from the Government of Argentina. The Inter-American Court thanks the Human Rights Center of the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, as well as the Rule of law Programme for Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for the support provided.

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Peru is responsible for non-payment of pension to an old person

San Jose, Costa Rica, May 2, 2019.- In the judgment published on May 2, 2019 in the Case of Muelle Flores v. Peru the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) declared the international responsibility of Peru for not guaranteeing the victim’s right to pension for more than 27 years, which caused serious damage to the victim’s quality of life and had an impact on the health coverage of an old person in a situation of special protection and of disability.

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Inter-American Court to hold sessions in Uruguay from 6 to 10 May

San José, Costa Rica, April 30, 2019.- Between May 6 and 10, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 60th Special Session in Montevideo thanks to an invitation from the Government of Uruguay. The Inter-American Court, in turn, thanks the German Cooperation Agency, GIZ, for the provided technical support.

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The Inter-American Court inaugurated in Honduras the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, April 3, 2019.- On March 29, the Inter-American Court inaugurated the online module of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”, aimed at members of the Judicial Branch, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Defense Office as well as members of some of the key institutions for the protection of human rights of this country.

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

San José, Costa Rica, April 3, 2019.- On March 27 and 28, 2019, the Inter-American Court presented and carried out in El Salvador the initial module of the Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Several members of some of the key institutions for the protection of human rights in this country, inter alia, members of the Judicial Branch, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Public Defense Office participated in this initial attendance phase, which took place in the Judicial Service Training School of the National Judicial Council of El Salvador.

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The Inter-American Court inaugurated in Guatemala the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, March 27, 2019.- On March 21 and 22, 2019, the Inter-American Court presented and carried out in Guatemala the initial module of the Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Several members of some of the key institutions for the protection of human rights in this country, inter alia, members of the Judicial Branch, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Public Defense Office participated in this initial attendance phase, which took place in the Hearing Room of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Guatemala.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 130th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, March 15, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held its 130th Ordinary Period of Sessions in San José, Costa Rica, between March 4 and 15.

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