Oversight Board Appoints New Board Members

Today, the Oversight Board is announcing the appointment of three new Board Members from Egypt, Mexico, and the United States.

The Board’s decisions address a variety of issues related to freedom of expression and human rights. The complexity and real-world implications of these cases is why the Board is composed of diverse, global leaders with expertise in a range of areas.

With the new Board Members announced today, the Oversight Board now has 23 Members in total. Each of our new Members brings with them experiences and perspectives which will enrich our work, deepen our analysis, and help us improve how Meta treats people and communities around the world.

Meet our New Board Members

Khaled Mansour is a writer and communications expert with extensive experience at the United Nations and as a foreign correspondent. He has worked and written on political issues, human rights, humanitarian aid, and peacekeeping. He was also previously the Executive Director of Egypt’s leading human rights organization, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

Pamela San Martín is a lawyer from Mexico City who has dedicated her career to advancing human rights, freedom of expression and democratic institutions. Between 2014 and 2020, she served as one of 11 Electoral Councilors at Mexico’s National Electoral Institute. There she worked on organizing peaceful elections and managing key issues of campaign regulation and freedom of speech and information. She is currently a consultant on elections, democracy, and human rights, and has participated as an expert in international observation missions.

Paolo Carozza is Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he also served for 10 years as the Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and founded and directs the Notre Dame Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Lab. He is currently the United States member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission).

What’s Next

In the coming weeks, our new Board Members will begin their work with us. We expect to announce additional Board Members later this year.

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