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Wendy Singh named Vice President of the IIHR Board

Fecha: (4/20/2017 3:25:05 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights is pleased to announce that Ms. Wendy Singh has been named Vice President of its Board of Directors. She replaces the late Rodolfo Stavenhagen, a noted Mexican sociologist. Her four-year term began on April 1.

A native of Guyana, Ms. Singh has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the West Indies, a law degree from the University of London and a Master’s degree in the International Law of Human Rights from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has more than three decades of experience in the field of human rights and human development, both in the private and public sectors of the countries of the Caribbean, including Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and in Africa, Great Britain, the United States and Latin America, as well as with specialized agencies of the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Union, CARICOM and academic institutions.

Ms. Singh has also been General Coordinator of the Caribbean Human Rights Network, comprised of organizations of civil society, and Executive Director of the Office of Penal Reform International for the Caribbean and Latin America. She is the author of numerous publications.