N° 55/08



Washington, D.C., November 26, 2008 – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the American University Washington College of Law (AU WCL), and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice of the University of Texas School of Law are organizing the fourth course on the inter-American and international systems for the protection of human rights.


The course will be offered in Spanish from March 16 to 27, 2009, during the IACHR’s 134th period of sessions in Washington, D.C. The course, which is designed for human rights defenders and organizations in the Americas, will offer technical training in how the regional and international human rights systems work and how to use them effectively.


More detailed information on the objectives, characteristics and content, course prerequisites, and the application process are available in Spanish on the IACHR Web site, as well as the application form. All inquiries should be directed to the course coordinator, Andrea Galindo, at


A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who act in a personal capacity, without representing a particular country, and who are elected by the OAS General Assembly.


Useful Links

More Information on the Course (Spanish only)

Application Form (Spanish only)


Read this press release in Spanish / Lea este comunicado de prensa en español


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