The Director of the CIPDH-UNESCO, Fernanda Gil Lozano, held a work meeting with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Nation, Martín Soria, in which they analyzed the actions carried out by the Center and coordinated activities related to the 5th edition of the International Course on Human Rights, whose motto is “Memory, Truth, Justice and Democracy. Inheritances and Projections”.

The 2021 edition of the Course will be held between November 23 and December 1 remotely, allowing the possibility that the course can take place despite the global health situation and for registrants of more than 30 countries to participate in it. In this edition, the course will offer an interdisciplinary and comparative view, through keynote lectures, thematic panels and book presentations. Speakers participating in it will be Baltasar Garzón (Spain), Luis Fondebrider (Argentina), María Luisa Ortíz Rojas (Chile), Pierre Sané (Senegal), Mohammed Ayat (Morocco), Fatou Bensouda (Gambia), Jorge Taiana (Argentina) and Estela de Carlotto (Argentina), among other specialists and professionals from Latin America, Europe and Africa.

The Course aims to generate knowledge and disseminate good practices around the promotion of Human Rights.

The Minister explained that “the Course is of significant importance to continue strengthening the promotion of human rights in relation to the establishment of truth, reparation for the victims and the criminal sanction of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in the past”. In this sense, Soria added that “this Course also proposes readjustments and projections for the present, from the perspective that human rights are guarantors of the rule of law. In a global context of growth of authoritarian political options, increasingly unequal and with justice systems with a low social reputation, it is very important to have the contribution of notable specialists such as those who will participate in this edition”.

So far, more than 500 from 30 countries have registered. The Course is aimed at those with experience in the field of human rights in academic institutions, civil society, political and trade union organizations and in national, regional and international government agencies.