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The Inter-American Court opens its Fourth Edition of its Case Law Refresher Course in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras June 21, 2022. Yesterday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights opened its Fourth Edition of the Refresher Course on its Case Law, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with the participation of Ingrid Ramos Madrid, Deputy Director of the Honduran Judicial School Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro, PhD. Carlos David Calix Vallecillo, Director of the Orlan Arturo Chávez Training School of the Public Prosecution Service, and Tomás Andrade Rodas, Deputy Attorney General of the Republic.

This Diploma course is part of the Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through jurisprudential dialogue, optimization of institutional capacities and compliance with the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras project, signed with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE), through which it seeks to optimize the capacities of the judicial administration officers for the application of International Human Rights Law and the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

The Inter-American Court’s Case Law Refresher Course hosted over 60 people, including Judges, Prosecutors from the Public Prosecution Service and officers from the Attorney General's Office, along with other key officials for the protection of human rights in the country. It allowed them to deepen their knowledge about the inter-American human rights system and the main case law standards of the Inter-American Court.

The introductory module of the Diploma was carried out in-person and online at the facilities of the Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro Judicial School of Honduras and was led by professors Claudia Martín, Co-Director of the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Resident Professor at American University Washington College of Law, and Silvia Serrano Guzmán, former lawyer for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.