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Manuel E. Ventura Robles

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship


Manuel E. Ventura Robles was Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) for a period of six years, in January 2004. He previously held the position of Secretary of the Court from 1990 to December 2003. He was also Deputy Secretary of the Court. high hemispheric tribunal, from December 1979 to March 1989.

He has held various positions, both in private companies and in public administration. He has collaborated in the Costa Rican Foreign Service at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington, D.C. as Minister Counselor in Legal Affairs, and in the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the OAS, as Second Alternate Delegate.

He is a lawyer from the University of Costa Rica and has a Master's degree in International Law from George Washington University, and from American University.

He is a member of the "International Law Association", of "The American Society of International Law"; Member of the "Hispano-Luso-American and Filipino Institute of International Law"; Member of the "Editorial Board of the Revista do Instituto Brasileiro de Direitos Humanos"; Honorary Member of the "Costa Rican Association of International Law"; and ex officio member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.

Since 1970, he has published essays and books that have circulated nationally and internationally, either as their own texts or preambles to publications by other authors.

In March 2008, the Costa Rican Association of International Law "Philip C. Jessup" (ACODI) and the Foreign Service Institute "Manuel Marķa de Peralta", awarded the XI Edition of the "Manuel Marķa de Peralta" Award, to Mr. Manuel E Ventura Robles. The award recognizes the work of Costa Ricans whose achievements, trajectory and efforts have impacted on law, diplomacy and international politics.