LGTBI

Rapporteur

Francisco José Eguiguren Praeli
Francisco José Eguiguren Praeli
Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI Persons

The Rapporteur on the Rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans and Intersex Persons is Francisco José Eguiguren Praeli. He was elected on June 16, 2015, by the OAS General Assembly, for a 4-year mandate that starts on January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2019. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights designated him for this function on January 28 of 2016. The Commissioner is citizen of Peru. He has a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with a master's degree in Constitutional Law and a PhD in Humanities. He was Ambassador of Peru to the Kingdom of Spain from 2012 to 2014 and Minister of the Office of Justice. He is currently a legal consultant and adviser at both the national and international level, specializing in issues related to Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights.

Former Rapporteurs

Tracy Robinson, 2013 to 2015

Tracy Robinson

Tracy Robinson was the Rapporteur on the Rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans and Intersex Persons. Robinson is a citizen of Jamaica and was in charge of this Thematic Unit from its creation in November 2011, and the Inter-American Commission designated her Rapporteur when it took the decision, in November 2013, to convert the Unit in Rapporteurship. Her mandate as Rapporteur finished when her term as Commissioner ended, on December 31, 2015. The Rapporteurship on the right of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans and Intersex commenced functioning on February 1, 2014. She was elected at the 41st OAS General Assembly in June 2011 for the standard four-year term, which began on January 1, 2012. She was elected Chair of the Commission during the 150th Period of Sessions, in March 2014. She is a lawyer and teaches Gender and Law, Constitutional Law and Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights, among other law subjects, at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She has been a consultant for international agencies such as the United Nations Fund for Women and UNICEF, and she has advised Caribbean governments on topics related to legislation on gender and children rights, among others. Robinson has been an editor for the Caribbean Law Bulletin and she has written and published reports on a range of topics, including gender, the rights of LGTBI persons, sexual harassment, sexual rights, sex work and the law, and the rights of children, among other topics. She has a Bachelor of Law from University of the West Indies and an LLM from the University of Yale, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Oxford University.