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Inter-American Court inaugurates the fifth edition of its Case Law refresher Course in Honduras


Tegucigalpa, Honduras May 11, 2023- Yesterday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights inaugurated the fifth edition of its refresher Diploma Course on the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 

The Diploma Course was inaugurated by the President of the Inter-American Court, Judge Ricardo C. Pérez Manrique, who highlighted the importance of training processes in human rights for those involved in the administration of justice. The event was also attended by the attorney Francisca Villela Zavala, Magistrate of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Honduras, and attorney Elsa Calderón Godoy, Director of the “Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro” Judicial School of Honduras.

The Diploma is part of the project “Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through jurisprudential dialogue, optimization of institutional capacities and enforcement of the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua,” implemented by the Court with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

More than 100 people actively participated in the training course, both virtually and in person, including officials of the Judiciary, the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Attorney General's Office and the National Commissioner for Human Rights, among other key officials for the protection of human rights in Honduras.

 The introductory module of the Diploma Course was hosted at the facilities of the Judicial School of Honduras “Dr. Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro” and was conducted by Professor Claudia Martin, Co-Director of the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Resident Professor at American University Washington College of Law.