Virtual Diploma "Human Rights, Justice, Equality and Protection Systems"

Published on 25 Jun 2021, 12:54 PM

CCPR and MEP organized a virtual diploma course on human rights for law students in Honduras

In November 2020, the CCPR Centre held some meetings with the authorities of Movimiento Participativo de Estudiantes (MEP) of the Law School in Valle de Sula and Ciudad Universitaria of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). From these dialogues, the need to develop a virtual diploma course aimed at law students of the UNAH and other universities was identified, in order to strengthen civil society for the defence and monitoring process of human rights in Honduras. This was called Virtual Diploma "Derechos Humanos, Justicia, Igualdad y Sistemas de Protección".

The training process consisted of eight sessions which were held on May 11, 14, 18, 22, 28, 5, 12 and 18 June 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. These were taught by high-level national and international experts. After the lecture, participants were given some time for Q&A towards the end of the session. Registration was required for the event and by the deadline, 300 students had enrolled and 220 students attended.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras also participated as requested by the CCPR Centre. It was in charge of making various presentations complementary to those of the invited experts.

The sessions were broadcast on Facebook Live in the MEP accounts. See below a detailed list of the dates, speakers and issues conforming the diploma.

The opening event, which was part of the first module held on May 11, included the participation of the Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara. The main purpose of her participation was to promote the art as a way of protecting human rights and identity of the Honduran citizens.

Each event of the program was moderated by members of the MEP with the initial participation of the coordinator for Honduras or presentation of the expert. The last session/module took place on Friday, June 18, at 7:00 pm, with the participation of an Argentinean artist and a Honduran writer as part of the closing of the process.

Participants who have completed at least 7 of the 8 modules will be awarded with a diploma of participation which will be granted by CCPR Centre and the MEP. The concept note of the event is available here.

Program of the course
Topic Date Speaker References
Role and importance of the inter-American human rights system 05/11/2021 Bruno Rodríguez
Rule of law, human rights and their complementary relationship 05/14/2021 Laura
Enforced disappearance of persons in the international
legal sphere
05/18/2021 Víctor 
Rescia/Naama Avila
The protection of the human rights of persons deprived of their liberty 05/22/2021 Marco
Feoli/Ricardo Henao, OACNUDH
The death penalty from a human rights perspective 05/28/2021 Elizabeth Jiménez
Sexual and reproductive rights 06/05/2021 Alexa Maradiaga
Universal and regional standards on the human rights
of LGBTIQ+ persons
06/12/2021 Carolina López
State's international responsibility for human rights violations 06/18/2021 Joaquín Mejía  


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