Mr. Juan Miguel Petit, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2001-2008)
Juan Miguel Petit (Uruguay) is a Doctor in Law and Social Sciences. He has been involved in social policies and journalism, specialising in penitentiary reform, preventive social policies and the combat against the trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation.
He has been the Director of the National Children Institute of Uruguay (1985-1990), Technical Coordinator of the National Rehabilitation Centre of Uruguay for young offenders (2001-2005), and human rights advisor of the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Uruguay. In his actual post, he is involved in penitentiary reform matters and follow-up of the international human rights system.
He has also been a journalist, editor of local magazines and radio producer and conductor.