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Victor Madrigal

United Nations Human Rights Council
Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
In late 2017 the United Nations Human Rights  Council appointed Mr. Madrigal-Borloz as UN Independent Expert on Protection  against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity  for a three years period starting on 1 January 2018. In this capacity, he  assesses the implementation of international human rights law, raises  awareness, engages in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders, and provides  advisory services, technical assistance, capacity-building to help address  violence and discrimination against persons on the basis of the sexual  orientation or gender identity. 
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, a Costa Rican jurist, is a  senior visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. He  will be in residence at Harvard Law School from July 2019 to December 2020.  Until June 2019 he served as the Secretary-General of the International  Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), a global network of over 150  rehabilitation centres with the vision of full enjoyment of the right to  rehabilitation for all victims of torture and ill treatment until 30 June 2019. 
A member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention  of Torture from 2013 to 2016, Mr Madrigal-Borloz was Rapporteur on Reprisals  and oversaw a draft policy on the torture and ill-treatment of LGBTI persons.  Prior to this he led technical work on numerous cases, reports and testimonies  as Head of Litigation and Head of the Registry at the Inter-American Commission  on Human Rights and has also worked at the Danish Institute for Human Rights  (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San José,  Costa Rica). 
Mr Madrigal-Borloz is a founding member of the  Costa Rican Association of International Law (ACODI), a founding Board member  of the International Justice Resource Centre (IJRC), and a founding Board  member of Synergia-IDH.

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Thursday, October 1

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