Domain of Expertise: Cultural policy, Artistic freedom, Gender equality, Intellectual Property Rights
Nationality: France
UN Working Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Laurence Cuny is a human rights lawyer trained at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies in Geneva, where she was a teaching assistant in international public law. She has worked at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the interaction between the United Nations and civil society. She has also served as an expert consultant to the UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights for the 2014 report “The impact of advertising and marketing practices on the enjoyment of cultural rights”. She is a member of the International Arts Rights Advisors group, the Arts Rights Justice working group for Europe and the Observatoire de la liberté de création in France. She was a facilitator for the 2017 Arts Rights Justice Academy at the University of Hildesheim and is currently writing a study for this University – a perspective into the international, regional and national legal frameworks on artistic freedom. She is also an expert on Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM), used for monitoring and evaluating European Union projects. At the local level, she is involved in community broadcasting.