Who we are

Executive Committee

  • Auro Fraser

    Analyst and multi-disciplinary specialist in the practical application of human rights with a particular focus on citizen security, security sector reform, racial and ethnic discrimination and, human rights in the English-speaking Caribbean. He is currently working for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia

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  • Claudio Recupero

    He is a historian, teacher and documentary filmmaker, as well as an active member of the Council of Europe “No hate speech movement” campaign

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  • Guillermo Kerber

    Philosopher and theologian, he is the Program Executive of the Commission on International Affairs at the World Council of Churches in Geneva

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  • Ileana Alamilla Bustamante

    Journalist and Executive Director of the Informative Report Center in Guatemala

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  • Juan Gasparini

    Investigative journalist accredited to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, and Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva

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  • Manéli Farahmand

    PhD candidate in religious studies at the University of Lausanne

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  • Roberto Garretón

    He is a lawyer, university lecturer, human rights defender and United Nations expert. He is the former United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, member of the UN Advisory Committee on Genocide Prevention, member of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and member of the International Commission of Jurists

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  • Rocío Rosero

    Ecuadorian feminist and women’s rights defender in Ecuador and Latin America for more than four decades. She is a sociologist specialized in Anthropology. She holds a degree in Human Rights and Society and a Masters degree in Gender, Society and Public Policy

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Team

  • Dilberto Trujillo Dussán – Program Coordinator

    Dilberto coordinates RIDH’s Business and Human Rights Program. He is an expert in public administration and advises local governments of Colombia on public policies. He is also in charge of liaising with United Nations experts and special procedures in Geneva

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  • Elise Golay – Project Manager, Geneva Human Rights Agenda

    Elise is a journalist and humanitarian specialised in human rights and the United Nations system. She manages the mobile application Geneva Human Rights Agenda, coordinates public relations and communications strategies, and writes for Panorama. She also leads on advocacy campaigns

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  • Johnny Meneses – Project and Communications Officer

    Johnny is a Colombian human rights consultant specialized in project design, management and implementation. He leads on campaigns and manages the organisation’s social media platforms and communications. Johnny produces reports and writes for RIDH’s website

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  • Ramón Muñoz Castro – Director

    Ramon is a lawyer, human rights defender, international lecturer, and advisor on human rights issues. He specializes in facilitating dialogue between civil society and governmental institutions, developing public policies and is an expert in the international human rights system

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  • Simon Meretab – Advocacy Manager

    Simon specializes and reports on thematic issues including migration, rights of minorities, racism and indigenous persons’ rights. He has a background in development aid and advocacy, and expertise in producing and editing content, including for outreach and fundraising

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  • Walleska Pareja – Advocacy Advisor

    Walleska is a lawyer, researcher and consultant from Ecuador specialized in Gender, Legal Drafting and International Human Rights Law. She is responsible for advocacy before the United Nations human rights mechanisms, including the Treaty Bodies and the Human Rights Council

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  • Brenda Valek

    Project Assistant

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  • Yira Lazala

    Project Assistant

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