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Inter-American Commission

on Human Rights


Sierra Fonseca and Others V.S.

the Independent Republic of Mahoroba:

The jurisdictional effectiveness

of the IACHR in a new era of Armed Conflict

This time we present an Inter-American Court of Human Rights with the special feature of covering a totally fictitious case called "Sierra Fonseca et al. Versus the Independent Republic of Mahoroba" in which we see the conjunction of problems such as statelessness, armed conflict and minority rights. With an innovative format, this IACHR seeks to confront delegates with the various branches of rights and atypical and complex situations that court personnel face, all gathered in the same case.

About the Inter-American Comission on Human Rights


The Inter-American Court is an autonomous judicial institution that together with the Inter-American Commission are part of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. This court aims to apply and interpret the American Convention on Human Rights (Pact of San José).

At the global level, it is one of the regional courts for the protection of human rights together with the European Court of Human Rights and the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights.


The Inter-American Court exercises a contentious function, which includes the resolution of cases and the mechanism for the supervision of sentences and the function of issuing provisional measures. Its headquarters are in San José, Costa Rica.

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