Madrid Summit 2020
Given the exceptional circumstances generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee of the Madrid Summit International LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference has decided to reconfigure this year's conference with public health concerns in mind.
Unfortunately, we will no longer be meeting at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, as we had planned, on July 2 and 3. Instead, we will meet via webinar on July 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We fervently believe that now, more than ever, we must keep discussing the situation caused by the pandemic and how it affects the LGBTQIA+ community in particular — as well as other urgent challenges. So join us: Register now to participate in the Madrid Summit webinar
This edition of Madrid Summit will include activists, politicians, and NGO leaders connecting from around the world.
Webinar Schedule, July 3rd
- Boti García Rodrigo; Director General of Sexual Diversity and LGBTI Rights, Spanish Ministry of Equality
- Terry Reintke; Co-President, the LGBTI Intergroup in the European Parliament
- Helena Dalli; Commissioner of Equality, European Commission
- Juan Carlos Alonso Reguero; General Coordinator, Madrid Orgullo
- Paula Lopez Montero; Co-Director, Madrid Summit
- Joseph Duggan Lyons; Co-Director, Madrid Summit
- Uge Sangil; President, la FELGTB
- Carmen García de Merlo; President, COGAM
- Leo Mulió; Politics, Transgender Europe
- Alessandro di Rosa; Sexual and Gender Diversity Team, Amnesty International Spain
- Evelyne Paradis; Executive Director, ILGA-Europe
- Kristine Garina; President, EPOA
Mark Chapman; former Co-President, Interpride, and former President, EPOA
- Bianka Rodríguez; Executive Director, COMCAVIS TRANS
- Danilo Manzano; Executive Director, Diálogo Diverso
- Kimahli Powell; Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad
- Tamara Adrián; Deputy, National Assembly of Venezuela
- Cláudia Pereira; Secretary of State for Integration and Migrations, Government of Portugal
- Eugenia Rodríguez Palop; MEP, Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
- Camila Garfias; President, Rainbow Rose
- João Pereira; Programme Adviser, Council of Europe SOGI Unit
- Maria Sjödin; Deputy Executive Director, OutRight Action International
- Nate Brown; Executive Director, Pan Africa ILGA
- Phyll Opoku-Gyimah; Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Trust
- André du Plessis; Executive Director, ILGA World
- María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, MEP, Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament
- Mónica Silvana González; MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
- Cristina Gallach, Secretary of State of Exterior Affairs & for Ibero-America and the Caribbean
- Marta Méndez; Chief of Area, Human Rights Office, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation
- Victor Madrigal-Borloz; United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
- Francisco Zurian; Profesor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, a Costa Rican jurist, is a senior visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. He will be in residence at Harvard Law School from July 2019 to December 2020. Until June 2019 he served as the Secretary-General of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), a global network of over 150 rehabilitation centres with the vision of full enjoyment of the right to rehabilitation for all victims of torture and ill treatment until 30 June 2019.
A member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture from 2013 to 2016, Mr Madrigal-Borloz was Rapporteur on Reprisals and oversaw a draft policy on the torture and ill-treatment of LGBTI persons. Prior to this he led technical work on numerous cases, reports and testimonies as Head of Litigation and Head of the Registry at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and has also worked at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San José, Costa Rica).
Mr Madrigal-Borloz is a founding member of the Costa Rican Association of International Law (ACODI), a founding Board member of the International Justice Resource Centre (IJRC), and a founding Board member of Synergia-IDH.
Prior to taking her role as Commissioner, Dalli held various political roles in Malta including Member of Parliament (1996 to 2019), Minister for European Affairs and Equality (2017 to 2019), and Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties (2013-2017). She was also opposition Shadow Minister for public administration, equality, public broadcasting and national investments (1998-2013) and Junior Minister for Women's Rights in the Office of Prime Minister (1996-1998). Dalli holds a PhD in Political Sociology from the University of Nottingham, and lectured in Economic and Political Sociology, Public Policy, and Sociology of Law at the University of Malta.
Terry Reintke studied political science in Berlin and Edinburgh. She was spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) before entering the European Parliament in 2014. Terry Reintke was featured in TIME magazines coverage for Person of the Year 2017 as part of the “Silence Breakers” speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment.
Born in Zambia, André is from South Africa and grew up in the UK and India.
Prior to being appointed as Executive Director, André headed-up ILGA’s advocacy work at the UN, assisting LGBTI organisations from around the world use the UN system to help bring change in-country, and led a challenging but successful civil society campaign to create the position of UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
He is a human rights lawyer, also with experience in the Corporate, Financial Services and Litigation fields in both London and China.
Prior to ILGA, he worked on business and human rights in conflict zones, environmental and trade justice issues, and also supported UN Special Procedures at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Her career as an advocate has been recognized as a regional winner for the Americas of the Nansen Refugee award in 2019 for her work with the LGBTI population forcibly displaced by violence and refugees in El Salvador and the region.
Recap Madrid Summit 2019
Madrid Pride, together with Casa de América, the Spanish Secretary of State of Equality and the European Parliament and Commission offices in Spain, hosted the second edition of the Madrid Summit: an international human rights conference that took place on July 2, 4 and 5, 2019.
Recap Madrid Summit 2017
The Organizing Committee of the WorldPride Madrid 2017, together with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid presented Madrid Summit: an international human rights conference that took place on the Cantoblanco campus of the UAM, June 26, 27 and 28, 2017.