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The Inter-American Court opens the Fourth edition of its Case Law refresher course in El Salvador

On May 19, the former Judge and former President of the Court, PhD. Sergio García Ramírez, opened the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Fourth edition of the Case Law refresher course in San Salvador. Miguel Ángel Calero Ángel, President of the National Council of the Judiciary (CNJ) also participated in the opening ceremony, along with Counselors of the CNJ, Doris Deysi Castillo de Escobar, Verónica Lissette González Penado, Luis Alonso Ramírez Menéndez, and Santos Guerra Grijalba.

This professional Course is part of the project Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights and the Rule of Law through Jurisprudential dialogue, optimization of institutional capacities and compliance with the judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, signed with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project seeks to optimize the capacities of judicial administration officers for application of International Human Rights Law and the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

The refresher course hosted 30 participants, including Judges, prosecutors from the Public Prosecution Service and officials from the Attorney General's Office, along with other key officials for the protection of human rights in the country, allowing them to deepen their knowledge about the Inter-American Human Rights System and the main Case Law standards of the Inter-American Court.

The Course’s introductory module was held in-person at the facilities of the PhD. Arturo Zeledón Castrillo  Judicial  Training School and was led by professors  Claudia  Martín,  Co-Director of the Academy of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Resident Professor at American University Washington College of Law, and Patricia Tarre Moser, former lawyer of the Inter-American Court.