Dialogue with the Candidates for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights


The effective promotion and protection of human rights through the Inter-American System depends on competent and qualified officials and judges, transparency in the election process, and active participation on the part of civil society and the public at large. In this spirit, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), the Open Society Justice Initiative, and the Inter-American Dialogue are pleased to host to an open forum with the four candidates nominated by the member states to serve as judges on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

In this forum, the candidates will engage in an open discussion with participants about the main challenges relating to human rights in the Americas, civil society participation, and their qualifications to serve on the Court. Of the four candidates, three will be elected by the OAS member states at the forthcoming general assembly in June. 

Follow this event at #DiálogoCorteIDH and @The_Dialogue. This event will be livestreamed here.

Please note that this forum will be held in Spanish without interpretation. 



Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor

Nominee of Mexico

Humberto Sierra Porto

Nominee of Colombia

Nardi Suxo Iturry

Nominee of Bolivia

Ricardo Pérez Manrique

Nominee of Uruguay

Opening Remarks

Michael Camilleri

Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@camillerimj)


Viviana Krsticevic

Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law (@mundopenelope)