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H.E. José Francisco Cali Tzay
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GT Guatemala

EDUCATION 2005-2011 Study of law and social sciences before graduation, Universidad Mariano Galvez de Guatemala, Chimaltenango; since 2013 Comparative and Indigenous Peoples Law, University of Oklahoma, USA
PROFESSIONAL CAREER 1986-1995 Center for Community Development, a link between the Guatemalan small farmers` movement and the international community, support for projects for small farmers in Guatemala; 1995-2002 Founder and co-ordinator of the Indigenous Rights Unit of the Center for Legal Measures in the area of Human Rights; 2001-2004 President-in-Office of the President on issues of discrimination and racism against indigenous peoples in Guatemala, responsible for international relations; 2003-2004 President of the National Program for the Compensation of the Victims of the Civil War; 2005-2006 Adviser on Indigenous Issues in the Office of the Vice-President of Guatemala; 2008-2013 Director of the Netherlands and Norway-funded program for the establishment of a human rights department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 2014-2016 Chairman of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)