E. Beltrán & Olga Rodríguez

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Human rights and international humanitarian law


Esteban Beltrán

Esteban Beltrán Verdes

He is director of Amnesty International Spain since June 1997, and he is responsible for coordinating Madrid Central Headquarters.

He lived in several countries of Latin America in the 90 (Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica…) where he worked as international consultant for Amnesty International development.

He lived in London and he worked in the International Section of the organization where he had different positions from 1992 to 1996. He was responsible for coordinating Amnesty International development in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1992 to 1993. He was Director of the International Section from 1994 to 1995, the highest position in the organization.

He worked as investigator of human rights violations in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama until June 1997. His work involved the documentation and investigation of human rights violations in these countries and design que lobby work of government. During the last years he performed several investigations for Amnesty International in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, gathering proofs on the ground and talking to their respective governments. He is author of several books, some of them: “Guatemala: ¿hasta cuándo la impunidad?, “Panamá: el derecho a escapar de la muerte”.

He holds a degree in Development Studies by Birbeck College from London University, from 1993 to 1995. He also works as assistant lecturer in Human Rights and Cooperation Master´s Degree from Granada University and Pais Vasco University; Caring Action in Europe Master Degree from Carlos III University; Conflict Solving Master Degree from Open University of Catalonia and Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Aid Master Degree from Comillas University.

Olga Rodríguez

Olga Rodríguez

Olga Rodríguez is a journalist and writer specialized in International Information and Human Rights.

She worked in Cadena Ser, Cuatro, CNN+ and she contributed to several newspaper like Público, Periodismo Humano, El Pais, RNE, La Marea, Tinta Libre and El Periodico. She is one of the founders of “el diario.es” in which she writes regulary.

In 2003 she covered Irak war from Bagdad and she was a direct witness of the American offensive that killed the Spanish camera operator Jose Couso.

She had covered the main events during the last fifteen years in the Middle East, Europe and USA. She had also worked as special correspondent in Afganistan, Libanon, Palestine, Israel, Yemen, Siria, Libya and Egypt from where she covered the Arabic riots in 2011.

She is the author of several books, like “El hombre mojado no teme la lluvia: Voces de Oriente Medio”, (Debate, 2009, siete ediciones) and “Yo muero hoy: Las revueltas en el mundo árabe” (Debate, 2012).

She won Turia prize to the best news coverage for her work from Bagdad in 2003; Ortega y Gaset collective prize in 2003; Pluma de la Paz prize in 2005; International Press Club Prize in 2007 for her TV work from Gaza and Ciudad Juarez; Human Rights Journalism prize by the association for Human Rights in 2014; Focusing journalism prize in 2015 and Focused Journalist prize in 2016 for her commitment to journalism and human rights.


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