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Fanny Gomez-Lugo


Human Rights Specialist, Rapporteurship 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-Lugo is the human rights specialist that coordinates the execution of the legal work, projects, and the activities of the Rapporteurship on the Rights...

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Fanny Gómez-Lugo is the human rights specialist that coordinates the execution of the legal work, projects, and the activities of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Persons (LGBTI) of the IACHR. Fanny has worked as a human rights specialist at the then-Unit for the Rights of LGBTI Persons, within the IACHR, since its inception in February 2012. She works at the IACHR since July 2007, where she started as a fellow, and then a consultant, for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women. She then went on to work as an attorney within different sections of the Secretariat of the IACHR (Registry Group, Friendly Settlement Group and coordinating a project of cooperation with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights). Fanny is a graduate from Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela). She earned a Master of Laws degree with a concentration in international law from McGill University, Canada. On a scholarship from the University of Chile, she pursued graduate studies in "Human Rights and Women: Theory and Practice". She completed the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, she was an external consultant for Human Rights Watch and worked with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty, Georgetown University, where she teaches courses on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, and sexual and reproductive health.

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