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Corte Interamericana publica, en conmemoración del Día de los Derechos Humanos, tres Cuadernillos de Jurisprudencia sobre Derechos de las Personas LGTBI, Derechos Políticos y Derecho a la Vida (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 10 de diciembre de 2018 - En conmemoración por el Día de los Derechos Humanos, la Corte Interamericana publica tres nuevos Cuadernillos de Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos No. 19, 20 y 21 sobre Derechos de las Personas LGTBI, Derechos Políticos y Derecho a la Vida. (Only in spanish)

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Corte Interamericana lanza Cuadernillo sobre su Jurisprudencia más relevante con respecto a El Salvador (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 6 de diciembre de 2018 - La Corte Interamericana publica el “Cuadernillo de Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos No. 18: Jurisprudencia contenciosa sobre El Salvador”. (Only in spanish)

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Corte Interamericana y Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja lanzan Cuadernillo de Jurisprudencia sobre interacción entre el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y el Derecho Internacional Humanitario (Only in spanish)

San José, Costa Rica, 05 de diciembre de 2018 - La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) y el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) publican el “Cuadernillo de Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos No. 17: Interacción entre el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y el Derecho Internacional Humanitario”. (Only in spanish)

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Inter-American Court held its 128th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, December 3, 2018 - The Inter-American Court held its 128th Period of Regular Sessions from November 19-30 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Inter-American Court approves friendly settlement in the Case Escaleras Mejía et al. v. Honduras concerning the killing of an environmental activist

San José, Costa Rica, 20 November 2018.- In the judgment published today in the Case Escaleras Mejía et al. v. Honduras the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Court”) approved and gave full legal effects to the friendly agreement that was reached by Honduras and the legal representatives of the family members of Mr. Escaleras Mejía.

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Venezuela is responsible for enabling acts of torture and sexual slavery committed against Linda Loaiza López Soto

San José, Costa Rica, 16 November 2018. – In the judgment published today in the case López Soto et al v. Venezuela the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Court”) declared that Venezuela is responsible for the acts of torture and sexual slavery committed against Linda Loaiza López Soto in violation of several provisions of the American Convention on Human Rights, the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture and the Inter-American Convention on the prevention, punishment and eradication of violence against women “Convention of Belem do Para”.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 128th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, November 16, 2018 - The Inter-American Court will hold its 128th Period of Regular Sessions from November 19-30 in San José, Costa Rica

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights successfully ends its one-week European tour

San José, Costa Rica, November 13, 2018.- From 5 to 9 November the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (hereinafter, “the Court” or “the IACourtHR”) visited several domestic and supranational institutions in the framework of its European tour, which has been supported and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

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Peru is responsible for the enforced disappearance of five people

San José, Costa Rica, 30 October 2018. - In the judgment published today in the Case Terrones Silva et al v. Peru, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared that Peru is responsible for the enforced disappearance of Wilfredo Terrones Silva, Teresa Díaz Aparicio, Néstor Rojas Medina and Cory Clodolia Tenicela Tello, as well as for the enforced disappearance and torture inflicted on Santiago Antezana Cueto.

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Guatemala is responsible for violating the right to health of people living with HIV

San José, Costa Rica, 25 October 2018.- In the judgment published today in the Case Cuscul Piraval et al v. Guatemala the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared that Guatemala is responsible for violating the right to health, life, personal integrity, right to a fair trial and to judicial protection of several people living or having lived with HIV, as well as for committing discriminatory acts based on gender against two pregnant women. The Court also declared for the first time the responsibility of a State for the violation of the progressivity principle, since Guatemala failed to comply with their obligation to progressively develop the right to health.

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Peru is responsible for the enforced disappearance of Walter Munárriz Escobar

San Jose?, Costa Rica, 1 October 2018.- In the judgment published today in the Case Munárriz Escobar et al v. Peru the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared that Peru is responsible for the enforced disappearance of Walter Munárriz Escobar.

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Inter-American Court held its 127th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, September 28 2018 - The Inter-American Court held its 127th Period of Regular Sessions from September 24-28 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Guatemala is responsible for the deaths of 11 indigenous people and the wounds inflicted to 29 other persons in the “Xamán Massacre”

San Jose, Costa Rica, 28 September 2018.- In the judgment published today in the case Coc Max et al v. Guatemala the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court) declared the State of Guatemala responsible for the deaths of 11 indigenous people and the wounds inflicted to 29 other persons in the “Xamán Massacre”. Three children were among the 11 people killed.

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Inter-American Court will hold its 127th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, Septembrer 20 2018- The Inter-American Court will hold its 127th Period of Regular Sessions from September 24-28 in San José, Costa Rica.

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Inter-Americal Court held its 59th Period of Special Sessions in San Salvador

San José, Costa Rica, 7 September 2018 - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 59th Period of Special Sessions, from 27-31 August in San Salvador, El Salvador. This was made possible due to the kind invitation made by the Goverment of El Salvador, as well as the financial support provided by the Kingdom of Norway and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

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Joint Press Release between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Comission on Human Rights

San José, Costa Rica / Washington, D.C., 7 September 2018. – On 1 September 2018 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACourtHR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) met in order to deepen their inter-institutional dialogue. Both bodies thanked the Legal Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico for hosting this inter-institutional meeting at its headquarters.

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Inter-American Court visited the Mozote Department, with the purpose of supervising compliance with a judgment

San José, Costa Rica, 6 September 2018.- On 27, 29 and 30 August a delegation of the Court and from the Registry carried out a due-diligence to supervise compliance with the judgement issued in the case of the Massacres of el Mozote and nearby places v. El Salvador. During those days the delegation received information as regards compliance with the measures of reparation ordered in the judgment issued in 2012. The delegation that went to the Morazán Department was composed of Judge Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto as the acting President, Judge Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, Alexei Julio Estrada, Legal Director of the Court, as well as members of the Registry’s Supervision Unit. On 27 August Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito was also present in the meeting which was held in San Salvador (see infra).

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Joint Press Release between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Government of Spain

San José, Costa Rica, 31 August 2018 – On 31 August 2018 Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, visited the seat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as part of his official visit to Costa Rica. Mr. Sánchez held a meeting with the President of the Court, Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, and the Secretary General, Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, as well as with members of both delegations.

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Inter-American Court held its 126th Period of Regular Sessions

San José, Costa Rica, 24 August 2018- The Inter-American Court of Human Rights held its 126th Period of Regular Sessions from 20-24 August in San José, Costa Rica.

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights publishes its session calendar for 2019

San José, Costa Rica, 23 august 2018. - Today the Inter American Court of Human Rights approved its session calendar for the year 2019.

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