Thursday, January 27, 2022
Title: Possibilities for Collaboration between Anthropologists and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Bio: Francisco Cali Tzay, Maya Kaqchikel from Guatemala, is the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People (2020-2023). Prior to this appointment, Mr. Cali served as Guatemalan Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Concurrent Ambassador to Poland and Ukraine. Throughout his career Mr. Cali has been an influential member of both government and non-governmental organizations tasked with furthering the rights of indigenous peoples. Among his many outstanding contributions, Mr. Cali was the founder and coordinator of the Indigenous Rights Area at the Center for Legal Action on Human Rights, (CALDH) an organization known for its promotion and defense of human rights, and training of partner organizations to speak out against impunity and injustices in Guatemala, including the rights of women, youth and indigenous peoples. He studied Comparative and Indigenous People's Law at the University of Oklahoma, where he is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration.
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