Global Freedom of Expression

Fernando Méndez Powell

Fernando Méndez Powell is Acting Director of Legal Advice at the Office of the Ombudsman of Panama and an adjunct professor at Florida State University – Republic of Panama Campus. He holds a Ph.D in Law from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) an E.MA in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre (Venice, Italy) a LL.M in International and Comparative Law from Indiana University (Indianapolis, USA) and a Bachelor in Law and Political Science from Universidad Santa María la Antigua (Panama). He is co-author of a textbook on International Human Rights Law which has been cited in judicial decisions and several academic articles dealing with the relationship between human rights and broadcasting policy and regulation; and the possible conflicts between the rights of parents, children, educators and educational institutions that may occur in the field of education.