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Inter-American Court held a specific Course on women’s rights within the framework of its Case-Law in El Salvador

San Salvador, El Salvador, December 7th, 2022.- On December 5 and 6, the Inter-American Court held in El Salvador, the first Course on the rights of women in the case-law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The educational course was inaugurated by Luis Alonso Ramírez Menéndez, a Proprietary Counselor of the National Council of the Judiciary (NCJ).

The activity was held at the premises of the "Arturo Zeledón Castrillo" Judicial Training School and had at least 30 civil servants of the administration of justice from the Judiciary, officers of the Republic’s Prosecutor’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office for the Defense of Human Rights, along with other key institutions for the protection of women’s rights in the country.

On this occasion, the course was led by lawyers Juana María Ibañez Rivas, an international consultant on human rights and international humanitarian law; Cecilia La Hoz Barrera, a lawyer focused on international human rights law and Celeste Novelli, lawyer of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

This first edition of the Course on Women’s Rights is part of the third phase of the project “Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through jurisprudential dialogue, optimization of capacities, and compliance with the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua” signed by the IACtHR with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE).  The project seeks to optimize the capacity of agents of the administration of justice to apply International Human Rights Law and the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.