IHRLG Latin America Representative, OAS Initiative
Felipe González has been a consultant to the International Human Rights Law Group Latin America program since 1991. Mr. González has worked extensively for IHRLG in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Paraguay, and has argued cases before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. He has been involved in lobbying efforts at the Organization of American States (OAS) political organs, playing a significant role in the recent adoption of a consultative status for NGOs at the OAS. He also was an active participant in the preparation of the Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearances of Persons.
Mr. González is a professor of International Human Rights Law and Philosophy of Law at the University Diego Portales Law School in Chile. He has written more than thirty articles on human rights and a number of books on the protection of rights and the promotion of civil society including "Equality, Freedom of Expression and Public Interest" (2000). In addition, Mr. González was a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2000. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.