Ms Ofelia Calcetas-Santos, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (1994-2001)

Ms Ofelia Calcetas-SantosOfelia Calcetas-Santos (Philippines) studied law at the University of the Philippines and practiced as a lawyer. She was also a lecturer on family law and the role of the judiciary.

She was the president of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Interests and Rights of the Child, a Philippine NGO that focuses on the protection of children in the justice system.

Following her work as a Special Rapporteur she continued with her profession as a lawyer.

She passed away in January 2011.


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