Manuel Ventura Robles

Former Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Candidate for the UN International Law Commission - Costa Rica

Jurist, Lawyer and Notary Public

Jurist, Lawyer and Public Notary, Master in International Law, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), also carried out studies in Philosophy.

Vice-President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2013), held positions in private companies, public administration and the Costa Rican Foreign Service at the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, DC, also at the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the OAS.

He has been a guest lecturer in more than 150 events by institutions dedicated to Human Rights, non-governmental organizations and other international organizations, among which is the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

He was awarded the Rodolfo Piza Escalante 2015 Prize by the Bar Association of San José, Costa Rica, the Human Rights Award 2014 by the Brazilian Institute of Human Rights and the Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Recognized internationally for his work in the promotion and protection of Human Rights and his commitment to the defense of the dignity of human beings, through international law, institutions and bodies of protection created by the States.


Justice and Democracy Session


Justice and Democracy Session