Catalina Botero Marino has been the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression since July 2008.  Before assuming the position of Special Rapporteur, Dr. Botero Marino worked as Acting Magistrate and Auxiliary Magistrate in the Constitutional Court of Colombia. Previously she was adviser for the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Nation; National Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights in the Office of the People’s Defender of Colombia, and professor and researcher at the Law School of the Universidad de los Andes. She received her law degree in 1988 at the Universidad de los Andes and did postgraduate studies there.