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Inter-American Court open in Guatemala the Trainning Course on Impunity and Serious Human Rights Violations


San José, Costa Rica, October 12, 2020.-Today the Inter-American Court of Human Rights was in Guatemala to open a training course on “Impunity and Serious Human Rights Violations.” The course will take place from October 12 to 19 over the virtual platform of the Constitutional Justice Institute (IJC), with the attendance of over 135 people from the Judicial Branch, the Constitutional Court, the office of the Public Prosecutor, the office of Public Defense, the Human Rights Ombudsman, and other key institutions for the protection of human rights in Guatemala.

The training program is part of the project “Strengthening Human Rights Protection and the Rule of Law through Jurisprudential Dialog, Capacity Building and Enforcement of the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” that the Inter-American Court is holding with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE) and the Constitutional Court of Guatemala.

Professor Elizabeth Salmón will teach the course, discussing issues of serious human rights violations, State responsibility, impunity, rights of victims, and reparations in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court.