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The Inter-American Court concludes its third course in Guatemala on the Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, the Right to a Healthy Environment and Human Rights Defenders

San José, Costa Rica, September 1, 2022. Today, the Inter-American Court closed in Guatemala City, Guatemala, the third edition of the specialized training course on "Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights, the Right to the Environment and Human Rights Defenders”.

The training program was attended by at least 70 officials from the administration of justice belonging to the Constitutional Court, the Judiciary, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Criminal Defense Institute, the Human Rights Ombudsman, the National Attorney General's Office, among other key institutions for the protection of human rights in Guatemala. The course was led by lawyers Juana María Ibáñez Rivas, international consultant on human rights and international humanitarian law, and Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo, vice president of the International Institute of Law and Society-IIDS.

This first seminar was part of the "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” project signed with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), through which it seeks to optimize the capacities of judicial administration officers for the application of International Human Rights Law and the Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.