Human Rights Court to Meet in Barbados


Above: the ICHR in San Jose

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hold its 44th Extraordinary Period of Sessions in Barbados from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, its first time doing so in the Caribbean.

The ICHR contingent will be led by seven judges of the court, along with staff members. The justices will hold public hearings on contentious cases or provisional measures under consideration.

A senior official said the Barbadian government was committed to raising public awareness on issues of human rights within the Inter-American System.

The ICHR is based in San Jose, Costa Rica.