Roberto Cuéllar

Roberto Cuéllar has held the position of Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica since October, 1999. He has been affiliated with the Institute since 1985. Dr. Cuéllar began his career in the field of human rights in 1975, in San Salvador, where he directed the Office of Juridical Assistance of Arzobispado.

Currently, in both the international system and the inter-American system for the protection of human rights, there are instruments which emphasize the obligation of States to guarantee the observance of the rights of all human beings, without distinction as to race, gender, religion or political stance.