Human Rights Speaker Series


Location: B036 Geddes Hall

Freedom of speech: past and future challenges in Ecuador


Hr Martina Rapido Ragozzino

Martina Rapido Ragozzino

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center is proud to support this new speaker series, presented by Human Rights ND. The HumanRightsND speaker series brings human rights advocates, current master’s students in the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, together with the wider Notre Dame community for informal presentations on current topics in regional human rights.


Martina Rapido Ragozzino received her law degree summa cum laude at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2015. During law school, she participated in international Moot Court competitions and interned at the Public Interest Legal Clinic. As an undergraduate, she was a researcher for the human rights area of the think-tank Asuntos del Sur and assistant for the Ecuadorian vice chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Child. After graduation, she became junior associate at the Rosero & Alban law firm, working on cases related to constitutional, criminal, and human rights law. Ms. Rapido also worked as project coordinator for her alma mater developing projects with international organizations for the defense, promotion, and investigation of human rights matters, while also directing the Freedom of Expression Investigation Group. Ms. Rapido is a 2018-19 Rita Bahr Scholar.