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Courses, Workshops and Seminars - September 2015

Completion of the Forty-second OAS Course on International law

The XLII Course on International Law, entitled "The Current Inter-American Legal Agenda," took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 3 to 21, 2015.

Completion of the Forty-second OAS Course on International law

The inauguration was attended by: Dr. Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General; the Vice Chair of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, Dr. Carlos Mata; the Legal Consultant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Dr. Antonio Paulo Cachapuz de Madeiros; and the OAS Secretary for Legal Affairs, Dr. Jean Michel Arrighi.

The course lasted three weeks, during which participants received specialized classes on latest developments in international law and international relations.

They were taught by outstanding scholars and specialists in international affairs and law, including judges of international courts, members of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, professors of international law from the Americas and Europe, diplomats, and staff members of several international organizations.

Those teaching at the XLII Course on International Law included, in particular, Dr. Antonio Cançado Trindade, a judge of the International Court of Justice; Dr. Eduardo Vio Grossi; a judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Dr.Edison Lanza, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Dr. Pierre Olivier Sur, President of the Paris Bar Association; and Dr. Mónica Pinto, Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Buenos Aires.

The Course on International Law is an internationally renowned academic activity organized each year by the Inter-American Juridical Committee and the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs. It is one of the activities envisaged in the Inter-American Program for the Development of International Law, adopted by the OAS General Assembly to promote and disseminate international law and the inter-American agenda.

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