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Inter-American Court will hold its 127th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, Septembrer 20 2018- The Inter-American Court will hold its 127th Period of Regular Sessions from September 24-28 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Inter-Americal Court held its 59th Period of Special Sessions in San Salvador

San José, Costa Rica, 7 September 2018 - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 59th Period of Special Sessions, from 27-31 August in San Salvador, El Salvador. This was made possible due to the kind invitation made by the Goverment of El Salvador, as well as the financial support provided by the Kingdom of Norway and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

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Joint Press Release between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Comission on Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica / Washington, D.C., 7 September 2018. – On 1 September 2018 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACourtHR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) met in order to deepen their inter-institutional dialogue. Both bodies thanked the Legal Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico for hosting this inter-institutional meeting at its headquarters.

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Inter-American Court visited the Mozote Department, with the purpose of supervising compliance with a judgment

San José, Costa Rica, 6 September 2018.- On 27, 29 and 30 August a delegation of the Court and from the Registry carried out a due-diligence to supervise compliance with the judgement issued in the case of the Massacres of el Mozote and nearby places v. El Salvador. During those days the delegation received information as regards compliance with the measures of reparation ordered in the judgment issued in 2012. The delegation that went to the Morazán Department was composed of Judge Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto as the acting President, Judge Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Alexei Julio Estrada, Legal Director of the Court, as well as members of the Registry’s Supervision Unit. On 27 August Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito was also present in the meeting which was held in San Salvador (see infra).

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Joint Press Release between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Government of Spain

San José, Costa Rica, 31 August 2018 – On 31 August 2018 Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, visited the seat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as part of his official visit to Costa Rica. Mr. Sánchez held a meeting with the President of the Court, Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, and the Secretary General, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, as well as with members of both delegations.

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Inter-American Court held its 126th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, 24 August 2018- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 126th Period of Regular Sessions from 20-24 August in San José, Costa Rica.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights publishes its session calendar for 2019

San José, Costa Rica, 23 august 2018. - Today the Inter American Court of Human Rights approved its session calendar for the year 2019.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 59th Period of Special Sessions in San Salvador

San José, Costa Rica, 17 August 2018- The Inter-American Court will hold its 59th Period of Special Sessions, from 27-31 August in San Salvador, El Salvador. This was made possible due to the kind invitation made by the Government of El Salvador, as well as the financial support provided by Norway and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Fundation.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 126th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, 14 August 2018- The Inter-American Court will hold its 126th Period of Regular Sessions from 20-24 August in San José, Costa Rica.

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More than 1500 people attend the week of events in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Inter American Court of Human Rights concludes

San José, Costa Rica, 23 July 2018 – From the 16th through the 19th of July, in the framework of the 125th Period of Regular Sessions, the Inter-American Court celebrated the “40th Anniversary of the entry into force of the American Convention on Human Rights and the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights,” in which more than a thousand people participated over four days of productive conferences and exchanges.

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Inter-American Court announces change of venue for the event on Thursday, 19 July 2018

The event on 19 July will take place in the Sala Magna (Large Lecture Hall) of the Ciudad de la Investigación of the University of Costa Rica. On the occasion of the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the entry into force of the American Convention on Human Rights and the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court will hold an International Seminar, entitled: “Successes and challenges in the regional human rights systems,” which will take place on 18 and 19 July 2018.

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“Our joint objective is the complete validity of human rights, democracy, and therule of law” Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor in the Inauguration of the 125th Period of Regular Sessions.

San José, Costa Rica, 17 July 2018- Yesterday began the 125th Period of Regular Session, which is dedicated to the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the entry into force of the American Convention on Human Rights and the Creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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Advisory Opinion on the institution of asylum and its recognition as a human right in the Inter-American System of Protection

San José, Costa Rica, 12 July 018.- On May 30, 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) issued an Advisory Opinion on the Institution of Asylum and its Recognition as a Human Right in the Inter-American System. Notice was given to the parties today. This Advisory Opinion was requested by the State of Ecuador.

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Costa Rica is not responsible for violating the right to appeal the verdict in the Case Amrhein and others Vs. Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica, July 10, 2018.- In the judgment published today in the case Amrhein and others Vs. Costa Rica, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared that remedies existed in the Costa Rican legislation that would allow a thorough revision of the imposed criminal sentences, and therefore declared that the State was not responsible for violating the right to appeal condemnatory verdicts.

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The President of the Republic of Costa Rica and the Secretary General of the un will visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the “40th Anniversary of the entry into force of the American Convention on Human Rights and of the creation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, 9 July 2018.- Next Monday, 16 July 2018, his Excellency Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica and his Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will visit the headquarters of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where there will be a meeting of the Plenary of the Court.

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Brasil es responsable por no investigar crimen de lesa humanidad cometido contra el periodista Vladimir Herzog (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 4 de julio de 2018.- En la Sentencia notificada el día de hoy la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (“Corte IDH” o “Corte”) encontró al Estado de Brasil responsable por la falta de investigación, juzgamiento y sanción de los responsables de la tortura y asesinato del periodista Vladimir Herzog, así como por la aplicación de la Ley No. 6.683/79 (“Ley de Amnistía”). La Corte IDH también consideró responsable al Estado por la violación al derecho a conocer la verdad y a la integridad personal en perjuicio de los familiares de Vladimir Herzog. (Only in spanish)

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Caso Poblete Vilches y otros Vs. Chile. El derecho a la salud de un adulto mayor fue vulnerado por Chile (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 21 de junio de 2018.- La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos dictó Sentencia mediante la cual declaró, por unanimidad, la responsabilidad internacional del Estado chileno por no garantizar al señor Vinicio Antonio Poblete Vilches su derecho a la salud (artículo 26), sin discriminación, mediante servicios necesarios básicos y urgentes con relación a su situación especial de vulnerabilidad como persona mayor, lo cual derivó en su muerte. Asimismo, declaró que el Estado vulneró los derechos a la vida e integridad personal, en su perjuicio, así como el derecho de obtener el consentimiento informado y al acceso a la información en materia de salud, en perjuicio del señor Poblete y de sus familiares, así como el derecho al acceso a la justicia e integridad personal, en perjuicio de sus familiares, según determinó en su Sentencia dictada el 8 de marzo de 2018 y notificada el día de hoy. (Only in spanish)

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Colombia responsable por la muerte de un periodista y violación al derecho a la libertad de expresión en Pitalito, Huila (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 6 de junio de 2018.- En la Sentencia notificada el día de hoy la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) encontró al Estado de Colombia responsable por la muerte del periodista Nelson Carvajal Carvajal y por una falta al deber de garantizar su derecho a la libertad de expresión. La Corte IDH también consideró responsable al Estado por la violación al derecho a las garantías judiciales por las investigaciones de ese hecho, por la violación al derecho a la integridad personal y de protección de los familiares de la víctima directa. Además, el Tribunal consideró a Colombia responsable por la violación de los derechos de circulación y residencia de algunos de los familiares del señor Carvajal Carvajal que se vieron forzados a salir de su lugar de residencia habitual en razón de la situación de riesgo que soportaban y el temor que sentían. (Only in spanish)

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Corte Interamericana celebró 124 Período Ordinario de Sesiones (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 5 de junio de 2018- La Corte Interamericana celebró entre el 23 de mayo y el 1 de junio su 124 Período Ordinario de Sesiones en San José, Costa Rica. (Only in spanish)

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Corte IDH decidió no continuar con el trámite de Opinión Consultiva sobre juicios políticos (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 1 de junio de 2018.- La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) decidió no continuar con el trámite de la solicitud de Opinión Consultiva relativa a la figura del juicio político o impeachment. En la Resolución de 29 de mayo de 2018 notificada el día de hoy, la Corte IDH expone los fundamentos de su decisión de no continuar con este procedimiento, iniciado por la solicitud planteada por la Comisión Interamericana el 13 de octubre de 2017. (Only in spanish)

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