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Inter-American Court of Human Rights launched its third edition of Diploma refresher course on its Case Law in Honduras


San José, Costa Rica, July 21, 2021.- Today, Inter-American Court of Human Rights Judge Dr. Humberto Antonio Sierra Porto joined the Director of the Francisco Salomón Jiménez Castro Judicial School of Honduras, Elsa Calderón Godoy, in inaugurating the third edition of the Diploma refresher course on the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

This Diploma course takes place in the framework 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 and Honduras”, signed alongside the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), which seeks to optimize the capacities of justice officials to apply international human rights law and the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Right.

More than 80 people will be participating in this course, including judges, public prosecutors, and personnel from the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, among other officials who are key for the protection, promotion, and defense of human rights in this country. The course enabled them to expand their knowledge on the Inter-American Human Rights System and the Standard Jurisprudential Principles of the Inter-American Court.

The introductory module of the Diploma will be conducted virtually, via videoconference, and will be led by Professor Claudia Martín, codirector of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Professional Lecturer in Residence at American University Washington College of Law.