Second Face-to-face Session: Specialization in International Human Rights Law
- Inauguration of the second face-to-face session of the Specialization in International Human Rights Law offered by UPEACE in conjunction with UNDP and the SDC.
Tegucigalpa, Honduras 24 and 25 July 2015. The University for Peace held its second face-to-face session of its Specialization in International Human Rights Law, aimed at judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and judicial authorities within the Government of Honduras.
The session was led by Spanish national Dr. Javier Chinchon Alvarez, currently a professor of Public International Law and International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid. Dr. Chinchon is also a member of multiple Spanish and Latin American organizations, including Rights International Spain, where he serves as Research Director.
This academic unit will cover institutional aspects and a critical analysis of the performance of the Regional System for Human Rights Protection (including the European, African, and Inter-American systems).
In addition to the face-to-face sessions, the methodology of this Specialization course includes an online platform, created to allow for the development of the relevant tasks for each class and allow participation through discussion forums related to the topics being covered in the courses, which should be delved into by participants through active debate. Both the online forums and class-related online work are coordinated by Professor Ursula Straka Medina - a researcher specialized in the Inter-American Human Rights System with extensive experience in coordinating training programs on human rights and public policy - and Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo, Dean for International Cooperation at the University for Peace and Coordinator of this programme.
This Specialization programme is being implemented within the framework of the “Strengthening the Rule of Law for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Honduras” programme, a joint effort between the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the financial support of the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.