Frank La Rue

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and director of Centro-American Institute for Social Democracy Studies (DEMOS)

UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection for the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2008. At present he is the President of the Board of Directors of the DEMOS Institute, an NGO that works on the promotion of democratic values and provides support to the participation of youth, women and indigenous peoples in Guatemala. He has a wide experience in Human Rights, Democratic Development, Social Communication, Education, Latin American Analysis and political issues. Human Rights Lawyer in cases presented to the Interamerican Human Rights Commission and the Interamerican Human Rights Court and lobbying before the United Nations System on Human Rights. University professor, and Human Rights investigator. As Human Rights Activist, he was nominated to the Peace Nobel Prize on 2003 for this work in the Genocide case in Guatemala.


BOS 3: Back to the basics: freedom of the media matters!  Begin: Wednesday, 27.02.2013 02:30 pm