Frank William La Rue
|Frank William La Rue|
At a press briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2010
|Residence||Guatemala City, Guatemala|
|Title||UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression|
Frank William La Rue is, as of December 2010, the currently serving UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, a position he has held since August 2008. 
He is the founder of the Center for Legal Action for Human Rights (CALDH), a Guatemalan NGO, and has been involved in the promotion of human rights for 25 years. He was nominated for (but did not win) the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize by Mairead Corrigan, Irish peace activist and 1976 laureate.
Frank La Rue will be teaching "Libertad de Expresión" at American University Washington College of Law's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law as a visiting scholar in the summer of 2012.
- "Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression". Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Office of the United Nations High commissioner for Human Rights. UN. Retrieved 2012-10-28
- "Frank La Rue". World Press Freedom Day 2010 website. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
- "No To Genocide General". Trocaire. Retrieved 2010-12-13. "Ms Corrigan Maguire made the announcement, stating: '... Frank La Rue has the courage to stand against such terror in Guatemala. For his courage in using his immense talents to uphold truth, struggle relentlessly for human rights and dignity, oppose genocide and strive to prevent further murders, it is my great honour to propose Frank La Rue for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2004'"
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