The Chief of the Private Office of the Foreign Ministry, Guillermo Justo Chaves, met today with Rodrigo Bittencourt Mudrovitsch, Brazil’s nominee for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
“We had a productive meeting. Mr. Bittencourt Mudrovitsch laid out his expectations and the ideas he would bring to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” Chaves explained after the meeting with the lawyer and university professor. He also added: “We will gather all the information provided by each candidate and will then decide which candidate our country will endorse at the elections in June. This judicial body is very important to us because human rights are a State policy in Argentina”.
The candidacy proposed by Brazil follows Paraguay’s official nomination of its candidate Miriam Josefina Peña Candia, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Paraguay.
The Inter-American Court is one of the three regional tribunals for the protection of human rights, alongside the European Court of Human Rights and the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights. It is an autonomous judicial institution whose purpose is to apply and interpret the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Court performs an adjudicatory function, which includes hearing and ruling on cases and supervising judgments; an advisory function; and the function of ordering provisional measures.
The Court is composed of seven Judges, nationals of the Member States of the OAS.