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Tomás Henríquez

DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY, LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Tomás Henríquez serves as senior counsel for OAS and Latin America with ADF International. The OAS and Latin America teams lead advocacy efforts defending the sanctity of life, marriage, family, parental rights, and religious freedom at the Organization of American States and its many bodies, as well as providing support to regional allies all across the Latin American states.

Tomás Henríquez serves as senior counsel for OAS and Latin America with ADF International. The OAS and Latin America teams lead advocacy efforts defending the sanctity of life, marriage, family, parental rights, and religious freedom at the Organization of American States and its many bodies, as well as providing support to regional allies all across the Latin American states. Before coming on board with ADF International Henríquez worked as head of legal counsel for the Ministry of Education of Chile. His previous work also includes the founding and management as executive director of Comunidad y Justicia, a Chilean human rights NGO involved in the defence of the right to life, religious freedom, free speech, and parental rights through litigation and legislative advocacy efforts.

Henríquez earned his law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in 2010, with two votes of distinction. In 2015 he obtained his LLM in International Legal Studies with a certificate on human rights law from Georgetown University, graduating with distinction and as part of the Dean’s list. Henríquez previously served as an adjunct professor on international human rights law at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile.

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“Christians should not face discrimination”

Are people of faith barred from being elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights? A coalition of human rights experts and religious freedom advocates voiced their concern this week. The coalition published an open letter to member states of the Organization of American States calling for a fair election process for Commissioners.

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