Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Special Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, will come speak at Northeastern University School of Law on January 13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. In 2017 the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Mr. Madrigal-Borloz as UN Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity for a three years period starting on 1 January 2018. He assesses the implementation of international human rights law, raises awareness, engages in dialogue with all relevant stakeholders, and provides advisory services, technical assistance, capacity-building to help address violence and discrimination against persons on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity. Madrigal-Borloz is a Costa Rican jurist and a senior visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. He will be in residence at Harvard Law School from July 2019 to December 2020. Mr Madrigal-Borloz is also a founding member of the Costa Rican Association of International Law (ACODI), a founding Board member of the International Justice Resource Centre (IJRC), and a founding Board member of Synergia-IDH. For more background on Madrigal-Borloz, click here!