Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño

Commissioner International Court on Human Rights

Esmeralda Arosemena of Troitiño, is currently the integrative commissioner of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR).

She participated in the Special Committee for the proposal of constitutional amendments in Panama of 2011, and in the Committee for the elaboration of the Constitutional Procedural Code of 2016.

She functioned as president of the Supreme Court of Justice, during the period of 2004 – 2009; she served as vice president of this Organization, and as president of the II Criminal Court (2008 – 2009); Judge of the Childhood and Adolescence Supreme Court (1995-2004).

She is a graduate in Philosophy in Literature and Education, Specialization in Pedagogy, anc also completed a Bachelor’s in Law and Political Science (1982). Currently she dictates the Civil Law Professorship in the University of Panama.

Her work is recognized as promoter of human rights for a just, fair, and equal society on national and international fields. In her resume, a permanent participation in forums, conferences, debates, interviews, and multiple published writings in books, juridical magazines and in local diaries, is highlighted. 

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Panama (2017):