Christian Guillermet-Fernández

Guillermet-Fernández, Christian

Guillermet-Fernández, Christian

Chairperson-Rapporteur of the first, second and third session of the Open Ended Working Group on the Right to peace and Vice- Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica.

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Chairperson-Rapporteur of the first, second and third session of the Open Ended Working Group on the Right to peace and Vice- Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica.

Ambassador Christian Guillermet-Fernández is a diplomat of the costarican foreign service with a broad experience in multilateral affairs. At present he is the Vice- Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica.

Until recently, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in Geneva. During his diplomatic career, he also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations in New York and as the political coordinator to the UN Security Council during the last membership of Costa Rica to this important body of the UN. He was the regional representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Latin America, Director General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica and he served at the Office of Ombudsperson of Costa Rica. He was the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Open Ended Working Group on the right to peace in its first, second and third session. He has studies in law and international relations. Additionally, he extensively collaborates with different universities and think-tanks and writes for prestigious peer journals worldwide. He is a highly reputed specialist on human rights, peace and security and United Nations.

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Analysis and Assessment of the Right to Peace in Light of the Latest Developments at the Human Rights Council
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract In the 2015 June session of the Human Rights Council, important regional groups, such as ASEAN and EU, reaffirmed their commitment to work on the basis of consensus regarding the Declaration on the right to peace. Despite that an agreement among States and regional groups seemed within reach in the 2015 September session, but it could not finally be achieved, exclusively because of the lack of agreement on the title and Article 1 of the text as presented by the...