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IInter-American Court of Human Rights inaugurates Course in Costa Rica on its Case Law regarding Indigenous and Tribal Peoples


San José, Costa Rica, July 19, 2021.- On July 19, the Vice President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Judge Patricio Pazmiño Freire, and the Vice Minister of the Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica, Randall Otárola, inaugurated the Course on the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.

At the inauguration, the Judge and Vice-President of the Inter-American Court highlighted the importance of drafting and implementing public policy, in accordance with Inter-American and international Jurisprudence, with the aim of contributing to more effectively guaranteeing the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples.

The purpose of this week-long program is to train civil servants from various executive-branch institutions—who by the nature of their functions, work directly on matters related to indigenous and tribal peoples—on the standards of the Inter-American Court specifically related to the rights of these peoples.