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A Conversation with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Special Expert on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Special Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, will come speak at Northeastern University School of Law on January 13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. In 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. 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. Madrigal-Borloz is a Costa Rican jurist and 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. Mr Madrigal-Borloz is also 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. For more background on Madrigal-Borloz, click here!

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Dockser Hall, 230

Event Type

Lecture, Seminar, Address


School of Law, CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Master Calendar





Sponsoring Organization

School of Law, WGSS, Center for Public Interest and Collaboration, Human Rights Caucus, Queer Caucus, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

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