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MRS. ROBERT FRANCIS KENNEDY &
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS 


INVITE YOU TO HONOR
ALFREDO ROMERO

RECIPIENT OF THE
34th ANNUAL ROBERT F. KENNEDY
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
 

WITH REMARKS BY

LUIS ALMAGRO

Secretary General, Organization of American States

KERRY KENNEDY

&

MARIA HINOJOSA

Executive Producer, LatinoUSA

ABOUT OUR HONOREE:

ALFREDO ROMERO was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and is the Executive Director of human rights organization Foro Penal Venezolano (FPV). 

FPV was founded in 2005 to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of arbitrary detention, due process violations or otherwise subjected to human rights violations, including torture or cruel and inhuman treatment, during their arrest or detention. Under Alfredo’s leadership, over 200 lawyers and 1,700 volunteers across the country are providing assistance to victims of human rights violations and their families. To date, FPV has provided assistance to more than 4000 people.

In addition to his role as Executive Director of FPV, Alfredo was until recently a Fellow at the Carr Center For Human Rights Policy of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He also is currently a partner at Himiob, Romero & Asociados law firm and he has been a professor at the Central University of Venezuela and the Andrés Bello Catholic University.

Alfredo obtained his Law Degree from the Andrés Bello Catholic University in 1991, and has an M.A in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University (1994) and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics (1997). He is married and is the father of two kids. A marathon runner and an accomplished musician, Alfredo has composed several songs dedicated to the Venezuelan people and to the political prisoners in his country.