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Open call to submit observations about the new Advisory Opinion Request regarding Trade Union Freedom

San José, Costa Rica, October 15, 2019. – January 15, 2020, is the deadline to submit observations to the request for an Advisory Opinion presented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on various aspects related to trade union freedom.

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Venezuela is responsible for the violation of the right to freedom of expression of an individual that denounced financial irregularities in the National Assembly

San José, Costa Rica, October 4, 2019.- Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights notified the judgement of the Case of Álvarez Ramos v. Venezuela. The Court found the State of Venezuela responsible for the violation of the rights to freedom of expression, to participate in government, freedom of movement, judicial guarantees and judicial protection to the detriment of Tulio Álvarez Ramos.

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Inter-American Court held seminars at the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala

San José, Costa Rica, October 4, 2019.- On September 24 and 25, the Inter-American Court held two introductory seminars on the Inter-American System of Human Rights and the caselaw of the Court at Landivar University´s Law Clinic in Guatemala City. Both seminars were held within the framework of the Project “Training for capacity building on the Inter-American Human Rights System in the university communities of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras” with support from the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF).

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UNESCO, Inter-American Court and Ibero-American Justice Systems launch an important document about the 2030 Agenda

San José, Costa Rica, October 3, 2019.- The UNESCO Regional Office in Montevideo, the main networks of the Ibero-American Justice Systems and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights launched the Communication and Information Discussion Paper No. 15 referring to the role that the institutions of the Ibero-American justice systems play in the implementation of Goal No. 16 of the United Nations Agenda 2030 for the achievement of peaceful, just, inclusive and transparent societies.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 131st Period of Regular Session

San José, Costa Rica, October 2, 2019.- The Inter-American Court will hold its 131st Period of Regular Sessions from October 7-17 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Nueva Herramienta Móvil Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 25 de septiembre de 2019.- El día de hoy la Corte Interamericana pone a disposición una herramienta diseñada para facilitar el acceso a su jurisprudencia y al Digesto desde dispositivos móviles. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights publishes its Session Calendar for 2020 with an increased up to 16 weeks

San José, Costa Rica, September 19, 2019. - The Inter-American Court published today the dates of the eight 2-week sessions of 2020.

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Argentina is responsible for the violation of the right to appeal the sentence

San José, Costa Rica, September, 17, 2019. – In the judgment, notified today, in the Gorigoitía v. Argentina case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights determined that the State of Argentina is responsible for the violation of the right to appeal the sentence to the detriment of Oscar Raúl Gorigoitía.

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Corte Interamericana inauguró en México el “Programa de Actualización sobre la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos” (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 13 de septiembre de 2019.- La Corte Interamericana inauguró y presentó el día de ayer, en la sede del Instituto de la Judicatura Federal – Sede San Lázaro, en la Ciudad de México, México, el módulo inicial del “Programa de Actualización sobre la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos” en el que participaron juezas, jueces y funcionarios federales de la administración de justicia de México. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court held a seminar at the “José Simeón Cañas” Central American University in San Salvador, El Salvador

San José, Costa Rica, September 12, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 20 at the “José Simeón Cañas” Central American University (UCA), in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador, an introductory seminar on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and the contentious jurisprudence of the Court within the framework of the Project “Training for capacity building on the Inter-American Human Rights System in the university communities of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras” signed with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (FHB).

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Inter-American Court held a seminar at the Autonomous National University of Honduras

San José, Costa Rica, September 12, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 14 at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) an introductory seminar on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights and the contentious jurisprudence of the Court within the framework of the Project “Training for the strengthening of capacities on the Inter-American Human Rights System in the university communities of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras” signed with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (FHB).

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Inter-American Court closes in El Salvador the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, September 10, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 21 and 22, the third on-site stage and closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” which was carried out with the participation of Patricio Pazmiño Freire, Judge of the Inter-American Court; Víctor Rodríguez Rescia, professor, ex-member of the Human Rights Committee and Ex-President of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the professor Claudio Nash; as well as María Antonieta Josa de Parada, President of the National Judicial Council and Julieta Di Corleto, Official Deputy Public Defender of the National Ombudsman's Office of Argentina, in charge of the General Secretariat of Training and Jurisprudence of the Public Ministry of Defence.

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Inter-American Court closes in Honduras the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”

San José, Costa Rica, September 10, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held on August 21 and 22 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the third on-site stage and closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” which was carried out with the participation of Patricio Pazmiño Freire, Judge of the Inter-American Court and Rolando Edgardo Argueta Pérez, President of the Supreme Court of Justice; as well as Lorena González Pinto, university professor and Ex-Vice President of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and Claudia Martín, Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Resident Professor at American University Washington College of Law.

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Corte Interamericana sesionó en Barranquilla y Bogotá del 26 de agosto al 6 de septiembre de 2019 (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 9 de septiembre de 2019.- Al término del 62 Período de Sesiones de la Corte de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, el Presidente, Juez Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor expresó su agradecimiento al gobierno de Colombia, por la invitación cursada por el Presidente de la República para sesionar en territorio nacional. Igualmente, destacó que ‘‘la gran convocatoria a las audiencias públicas de la Corte Interamericana en Barranquilla dan cuenta del enorme interés de los colombianos y las colombianas por el Sistema Interamericano de los Derechos Humanos, así como por el trabajo de la Corte Interamericana’’. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court extends the deadline until December 16 to submit written comments to the Request for Advisory Opinion presented by Colombia

San José, Costa Rica, September 6, 2019.- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights extended the deadline, until December 16, for the submission of written comments regarding the Request for Advisory Opinion submitted by Colombia on May 6, 2019.

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Inter-American Court closes in Guatemala the update course on jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica, August 23, 2019.- The Inter-American Court held from August 7 to August 9 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the closure of the “Update Course on Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” in the framework of the project “Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through jurisprudential dialogue, capacity optimization and compliance with the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras” developed with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE).

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Corte Interamericana sesionará en Barranquilla y Bogotá del 26 de agosto al 6 de septiembre de 2019 (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 21 de agosto de 2019.- Entre el 26 de agosto y el 6 de septiembre de 2019 la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sesionará en Colombia, gracias a una invitación del Gobierno colombiano para que celebre su 62 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones. El Tribunal sesionará en Barranquilla del 26 al 30 de agosto, teniendo como sede la Universidad del Norte de dicha ciudad. Asimismo, se llevarán a cabo otras actividades jurisdiccionales en Bogotá del 2 al 6 de septiembre. La Corte Interamericana agradece, a su vez, el apoyo brindado por la Universidad del Norte, la Cooperación Alemana implementada por la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) y el Gobierno de Noruega. (Only in spanish)

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Corte Interamericana otorga reconocimiento a Embajador de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 14 de agosto de 2019. - En vísperas al término de sus funciones como Embajador de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica, Pelayo Castro Zuzuarregui recibió por parte de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos un reconocimiento por su labor en la promoción de los derechos humanos. En la ceremonia estuvieron presentes la Jueza Elizabeth Odio Benito y el Secretario Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, así como la Honorable Señora Birgit Vleugels, Encargada de Cooperación, y el Honorable Señor Carlos Quesada, Oficial de Diplomacia Pública y Prensa, ambos de la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica. (Only in spanish)

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Instituciones de los Sistemas de Justicia de Ibero-América reafirman su apoyo a la Agenda 2030 durante sesión conjunta en el Foro Político de Alto Nivel, 2019 (Only in spanish)

Nueva York, Julio de 2019 - La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, la Cumbre Judicial Iberoamericana, la Conferencia de Ministros de Justicia de los Países de Iberoamérica (COMJIB), la Asociación Iberoamericana de Ministerios Públicos (AIAMP) y la Asociación Interamericana de Defensorías Públicas (AIDEF), con el apoyo de la Alianza Mundial para el ODS16, de la Unidad de Estado Democrático de Derecho de la Oficina Ejecutiva del Secretario General de Naciones Unidas, del Programa de la Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), de la Secretaría General Iberoamericana, de los Pioneros de Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas y del Gobierno de Suecia, organizaron, en el marco del Foro Político de Alto Nivel, el evento paralelo Fortalecimiento del Estado de Derecho y de los Derechos Humanos para Lograr Sociedades Pacíficas, Justas e Inclusivas. (Only in spanish)

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New Case Law Handbooks from the Inter-American Court on “Corruption and Human Rights” and “Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights” and updated Handbooks on “Conventional Review” and “Equality and Non-Discrimination.”

San José, Costa Rica, 30 July 2019- Today the Inter-American Court of Human Rights published Case Law Handbooks on “Corruption and Human Rights,” and “Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights” and updated the handbooks on “Conventional Review” and “Equality and Non-Discrimination.”

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