Human Rights Specialist, Unit for the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex Persons, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Adjunct Professor of Law
LL.B., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB), Caracas, Venezuela; LL.M., McGill University; Postgraduate Diploma: Women and Human Rights, Theory and Practice, Centro de Derechos Humanos, Universidad de Chile
Fanny Gómez is a Human Rights Specialist with the Unit for the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex persons, Inter-American Commission on Human...Continue Reading
Fanny Gómez is a Human Rights Specialist with the Unit for the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Intersex persons, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), OAS. She has been working with the IACHR since 2007, initially as a fellow for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women, then as a staff attorney at different sections of the IACHR. She holds a law degree from the Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) in Caracas, Venezuela and a LL.M. with a concentration in international law from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She received a fellowship to the University of Chile to pursue postgraduate studies in “Human Rights and Women: Theory and Practice” (2008). In 2009-2010, she participated in the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at the Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, she was an independent consultant for Human Rights Watch and worked with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network in drafting model legislation on violence and discrimination against women in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also worked as a research assistant on Canadian and international mechanisms to protect refugees and victims of human trafficking, especially women and children, for McGill’s University’s School of Social Work. Since has published articles and given lectures on women’s human rights, sexual and reproductive rights and health law, and the inter-American human rights system.