The President of the Inter-American Court, Judge Ricardo C. Pérez Manrique, took part in a series of activities during his visit to the city of Rio de Janeiro between August 3 and 5, 2022. He participated in two master classes, a round table on freedom of expression and a meeting with the Inter-American Juridical Committee, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The first activity in which the President of the Court participated was in the International Law Course of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The President of the Court, Judge Ricardo C. Pérez Manrique, gave a presentation on "Rule of Law and Judicial Independence". This institution has trained thousands of lawyers and internationalists from the Americas to reflect on legal perspectives and the inter-American agenda.
During the afternoon of Thursday, August 4, the President of the Court also participated in a round table that addressed the issue of the challenges surrounding Freedom of Expression in Latin America, together with Judge Rodrigo Mudrovitsch. This event was organized by the Getulio Vargas Foundation.
On Friday August 5, the President of the Court gave the Master Class "Freedom of Expression and Rule of Law" as part of the International Law Course, organized by the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States.
In this session, Judge Ricardo C. Pérez Manrique, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, met with the Inter-American Juridical Committee, whose headquarters are located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This meeting developed possible areas of exchange between both institutions, announcing the completion of an academic cooperation agreement.