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Inter-American Court of Human Rights launched the Diploma Refresher Course’s third edition, on its Case Law, in Guatemala


San José, Costa Rica, July 8, 2021.- On July 7, the Secretary of the Inter-American Court Human Right, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri; the acting President of the Court of Constitutionality of Guatemala, Magistrate Dina Josefina Ochoa Escribá; and the Director of the Constitutional Justice Institute, Rita Florencia Moguel Luna, launched the third edition of the Diploma Refresher Course on the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

This Diploma course takes place in the framework of the project "Strengthening the protection of human rights and the rule of law through jurisprudential dialogue, optimization of capacities, and compliance with the judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” signed with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), which seeks to optimize the capacities of Justice officials, in order to apply to national human rights law, and the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

More than 260 people participated in this course, including judges, public prosecutors, public criminal defense attorneys, and officials who are key for the protection, promotion, and defense of human rights in this country. The course enabled them to expand their knowledge on the Inter-American Human Rights System and the Standard Jurisprudential Principles of the Inter-American Court. The introductory module of the course will be conducted virtually, via videoconference, and will be led by Professor Claudia Martín, codirector of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Professional Lecturer, in Residence at the American University Washington College of Law.