Carlos Gaio

senior legal officer Media Defence

Carlos Gaio is a Senior Legal Officer at Media Defence, a London-based international NGO that provides legal defence to journalists around the world. Prior to joining Media Defence, Carlos worked for 10 years as senior lawyer at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He also worked for human rights foundations and NGOs in the UK and in Brazil, specialising in human rights law, litigation before international mechanisms, and government and intergovernmental advocacy. Carlos holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Essex, UK, and an LLB from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. He has been called to the Brazilian Bar.

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