Frank La Rue
(born 1952) is a Guatemalan labor
and human rights law
expert and served as UN Special Rapporteur
on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, from August 2008 to August 2014.
Along with American Human Rights attorneys, Anna Gallagher and Wallie Mason, Mr. La Rue is the founder of the Center for Legal Action for Human Rights (CALDH) and has been involved in the promotion of human rights for over 25 years. He was nominated for (but did not win) the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize
by Mairead Corrigan
, Northern Irish
peace activist and 1976 laureate.
Mr La Rue was previously the Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe. He currently serves as Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO
He directed a news magazine Debate
(1998–2004); hosted numerous radio programs in the U.S. and Guatemala on the subject of political rights; participated in the Migrant Workers Rights
Program at the University of Chicago
in 2002; served as Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights in Guatemala for President Oscar Berger
(2004–08); as Human Rights Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala; President of the Governing Board of DEMOS (the Central American Institute for the Study of Social Democracy); and as consultant to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Freedom of expression
Frank William La Rue and Maina Kiai
at the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council, June 2014
In 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation
gave La Rue a Pioneer Award
in recognition of his work in support of free expression around the world.
Following his term as Special Rapporteur, La Rue was appointed a member of the International Board of Trustees of ARTICLE 19
, the Global Campaign for Free Expression in 2015.
La Rue also served as Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, working on freedom of expression and, in particular, press freedom issues.
- ^ a b "Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression". Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN.
- ^ "No To Genocide General". Trocaire. Archived from the original on 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2010-12-13. Ms Corrigan Maguire made the announcement, stating: '... Frank La Rue has the courage to stand against such terror in Guatemala. For his courage in using his immense talents to uphold truth, struggle relentlessly for human rights and dignity, oppose genocide and strive to prevent further murders, it is my great honour to propose Frank La Rue for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2004'
- ^ "Frank La Rue to lead UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". www.unesco.org. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
- ^ a b Mairead Corrigan (September 9, 2003). "Frank La Rue fue nominado a Premio Nobel de la Paz 2004" (PDF). CALDH. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- ^ "Public lecture by Frank La Rue on new challenges to freedom of expression". Center for Media & Communications Studies. March 29, 2011. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- ^ a b "CV : Frank Rafael La Rue Lewy" (PDF). Organization of American States.
- ^ "Guatemala: Fear for safety, CALDH". Amnesty International. June 6, 2001.
- ^ "Frank LaRue". Internet Governance Forum. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- ^ "Media Law Reform Pits Argentine Executive Branch Against Judiciary". Americas Quarterly. December 7, 2012.
- ^ "UN report: Internet access is a basic human right". NBC News. June 3, 2011.
- ^ "UN Special Rapporteur calls for binding Treaty for Blind". IP Policy Committee. November 16, 2011.
- ^ "State communication surveillance undermines freedom of expression, warns UN expert". OHCHR. June 4, 2013.
- ^ "Guatemala: UN expert alarmed by break-in of Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression's office". OHCHR. August 2, 2013.
- ^ "EFF Pioneer Awards 2014".
- ^ "Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Completes Successful Summer Program, Collaborates with ASIL to Host CLE Series". American University Washington College of Law. June 19, 2012. Archived from the original on July 21, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
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