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Course on “The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and some of its principal lines of Case Law” inaugurated in Bolivia


San José, Costa Rica, November 16, 2021.- On November 15, the Vice President of the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights, Judge Patricio Pazmiño Freire, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Erwin Freddy Mamani Machaca, inaugurated “The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and some of its principal lines of case law” Course in Bolivia.

The inaugural session was conducted by Judge Ricardo Pérez Manrique, Judge Patricio Pazmiño Freire and Judge Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni; specialists Silvia Serrano Guzmán, Juana María Ibáñez Rivas and Julieta Di Corleto, and lawyers of the Inter-American Court, Astrid Orjuela, Patricia Tarre and Agustín Martín.

The course caters to more than 260 participants from the Executive Branch and the administration of justice, including senior officials of the Ministries and Vice-Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Defense, as well as magistrates, judges, prosecutors and public defenders, among other key authorities for the protection of human rights in Bolivia.

In this training course, held from November 15 to 18, 2021, participants will be able to deepen their knowledge of the Inter-American Human Rights System, its norms, and the powers of its protection bodies. Similarly, through dialogue with Judges of the Inter-American Court, international specialists, and lawyers of the Court Secretariat, will update their knowledge on some of the main lines of case law in the areas of conventionality control, women's rights, children, and teenagers, of indigenous and tribal peoples, as well as regarding economic, social, cultural and environmental rights.