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Inter-American Court held in Honduras a course on women’s rights in the case-law of the Court

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, December 8th, 2022.- On November 29 and 30, 2022, the Inter-American Court held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 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 lawyer Elsa Calderón Godoy, Director of Honduran Judicial Training School “Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro.”

At least 30 participants took part in this training process, including judges, and officers from the Attorney General's Office, Defense Attorney’s Office, and the Public Prosecution Services, 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; Alexandra Sandoval Mantilla, Magistrate of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace of the Republic of Colombia, 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 Inter-American Court of Human Rights 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.