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Source: Republic of Colombia

Photo: Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

San José, Costa Rica (Aug. 22/19). Between August 26 and September 6, 2019, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will meet in Colombia, thanks to an invitation from the Colombian Government to hold its 62 Special Session.

The Court will meet in Barranquilla from August 26 to 30 at the Universidad del Norte. Likewise, other jurisdictional activities will be carried out in Bogotá from September 4 to 6. The Inter-American Court also appreciates the support provided by the University of the North, the German Cooperation implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Government of Norway.

The Act of Installation of the 62 Extraordinary Period of Sessions will be held on August 26 from 8:30 a.m. in the Colosseum of the Universidad del Norte, with the participation of the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez; of the President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Judge Eduardo Ferrer MacGregor Poisot; and the Rector of the Universidad del Norte, Adolfo Meisel Roca. It is a public and freely accessible event, for which whoever wishes to participate must register here.

After the inauguration, and in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, the International Seminar will be held ‘The role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in guaranteeing human rights in the Hemisphere’. This event will be opened by Judge Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, President of the Court, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, Holmes Trujillo.

The seminar will have three panels: ‘40 years of interpretation and application of the American Convention on Human Rights: contribution of the Inter-American Court to International Human Rights Law ’; ‘25 years of the Belem do Pará Convention: Inter-American standards to prevent, eradicate and punish violence against women ’, and‘ Challenges in the application of the American Convention on Human Rights: Migration and the environment ’. At the end of the seminar there will be a closing ceremony and a cultural event. You can find the full seminar program here and sign up here to receive an attendance certification.

Between August 27 and 30, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold three public hearings at the Universidad del Norte that are free and freely accessible. It is recommended to register here to receive an attendance certification.

Subsequently, from September 4 to 6, eight private hearings will be held in Bogotá to monitor compliance with the judgment of cases in Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay. Because they are private, these hearings may only be attended by persons accredited by the parties to the cases and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

The members of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights will also hold meetings with high Colombian authorities throughout the session. Likewise, the Court will analyze provisional measures and the possibility of adopting different resolutions in relation to the cases and matters that are under its knowledge, as well as administrative matters.

You can register to participate and receive information at the following link: http://www.corteidh.or.cr/62pes/index.html

Likewise, public hearings will be transmitted through the website at www.corteidh.or.cr

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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