Verónica Gómez elected as one of the Judges of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2022-2027)

Our global network is glad to announce that Verónica Gómez, President of the Global Campus of Human Rights and Director for Education of the International Centre for Political Studies (CIEP) at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), was elected in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2022-2027). The appointment was announced on Friday, 12 November 2021 at the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Assembly.

As an expert with more than 25 years of experience in academia and national and international public service, Verónica Gómez will contribute to the work of the Inter-American Court with her in depth knowledge of international law.

With this candidacy, Argentina contributes to achieving gender parity in the composition of the Inter- American Court.

The Judges are elected in a personal capacity by the States parties, by secret ballot and by an absolute majority of votes, during the OAS General Assembly immediately prior to the expiration of the mandate of the outgoing Judges.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is thus composed: Rodrigo Bittencourt Mudrovitsch (Brazil), Verónica Gómez (Argentina), Nancy Hernández López (Costa Rica), Patricia Pérez Goldbergh (Chile), Joel Hernández García (Mexico), Roberta Clarke (Barbados) and Carlos Bernal Pulido (Colombia).

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