The Department of International Law
(Secretariat for Legal Affairs) of the OAS has just launched the publication
XLII Curso de Derecho Internacional,
which compiles – in essay form – the classes
taught during said Course, held in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2015, which included
a broad range of subjects, such as:
• privacy and the protection
of personal data,
eradication of statelessness in the Americas,
advances in the protection of human rights of
the LGBTI population,
responsibility of the State in the face of acts
developments in the area of human rights of afro
descendants in international law,
legislative developments in international
humanitarian law, and
relations between development, investment and
arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean,
among many others.
The Course on International Law is organized every year by the Department of International Law and the Inter-American Juridical Committee, and represents an opportunity to foster analysis, exchange ideas and generate an open dialogue on currently relevant topics in the field of international law in general, and particularly in the Inter-American System.
The instructors in the Course are among the best jurists and international practitioners in the Americas. From the International Court of Justice and specialized international organizations such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to private practice and the world of academia, experts from around the region have poured their knowledge and experience into the essays that appear in this publication, in the hope that they will constitute a valuable contribution for those who share their interest in these topics.
» XLII Curso de Derecho Internacional is available free of charge at these links:
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For further information on this matter, please contact the Department of International Law of the OAS – Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Juridical Committee +1 202 370-0741.
For further information on the 2017 Course on International Law, please visit