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The first edition of the Basic Course of Human Rights for non-lawyers has ended


San José, Costa Rica, September 28, 2020.- The last week ended the first edition of the Basic Course on Human Rights for non-lawyers in Central America.

The activity ended with presentations by the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito on "The international protection of Human Rights and vulnerable groups" (on Tuesday, September 22) and Judge Raúl Zaffaroni who gave a conference on "Administration of Justice and Human Rights" (Thursday, September 24).

“This space is of great relevance for the Inter-American Court as an area of training and interdisciplinary approach to human rights. Human rights is not just a matter for lawyers, it is a matter that concerns us all,” said the President of the Court.

This Basic Course is part of the project "Training and awareness on human rights on the occasion of the pandemic caused by COVID-19" and has the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. This training proposal seeks to offer the non-legal community of the region strategies for learning and teaching human rights.

The call received more than 4,500 applications from various sectors, both state and civil society. During a month, the more than 100 participants received training on the fundamental issues related to human rights through videoconferences dictated by the specialist Lorena González.