«I am the global voice on human rights, universal rights. I defend and promote the human rights of each individual, everywhere... Ultimately, it is the law that will safeguard our societies -human rights law, binding law which is the distillation of human experience, of generations of human suffering, the screams of the victims of past crimes and hate. We must guard this law passionately, and be guided by it.»

H.E. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Who we are

Mr. Paulo Macedo
Current Secretary General of the AIDLR/IADLR Association


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Mr. Paulo Macedo holds a degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Strategic Communication. He has an extensive experience, having worked in the Portuguese Section of AIDLR since 2006. His action has mainly focused on freedom of conscience, worship and religion, and also State-Church relationship.

"It is a privilege to serve as Secretary General of this prestigious and generous organisation", Macedo said. "It is also a great responsibility to follow the path of my honourable predecessors, from our founder, Dr. Jean Nussbaum, to religious liberty champion Dr. Liviu Olteanu, that just ended his successful term. Our intention is to keep defending and promoting freedom of conscience, worship and religion, cooperating with all actors to support the respect for peace, human rights and diversity. As Dr. Nussbaum explained, we stand for the principle of religious liberty, not for interests", he added.