Sunday, November 17, 2019

Strengthening the Collaborations Between Regional Human Rights Institutions

The Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Newsletter reports:

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to operationalize the International Human Rights Forum.

The Forum seeks to enhance judicial dialogue, publish annual reports on the leading judgments of the three courts with commentaries, undertake knowledge-sharing on human rights issues through digital platforms, and develop on-line learning courses, among other activities.  Particular topics for collaboration and information-sharing include migration, violence against women, environmental hazards, climate change, bioethics, terrorism, mass data surveillance and the working methods of the three courts.

The next meeting of the Forum will be hosted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France in 2021.

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