Catalina Botero



Catalina Botero is the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Before assuming the position of Special Rapporteur, Ms. Catalina Botero worked as Auxiliary Magistrate at the Constitutional Court of Colombia on several different periods -between 2005 and 2008, 1995 and 2000, and 1992-1993-. She had previously held a number of public and private non-profit posts in Colombia, including: National Director of the Office for the Promotion and Dissemination of Human Rights, in the Office of the People's Defender of Colombia; Director of the Consultancy for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the Social Foundation; adviser for the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Nation; and professor and researcher at the Law School of the Universidad de los Andes. She received her law degree in 1988 at the Universidad de los Andes and did postgraduate studies at that university, as well as in Madrid, Spain, at Universidad Complutense, the Center for Constitutional Studies and the Universidad Carlos III.