Christian Hess Araya

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Christian Hess Araya is a Judge in Judiciary of Costa Rica. He is the LACRALO Representative for Costa Rica.[1] He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Study and Research Group Academic Law, Economics and Business in the Information Society (AGEIA-DENSI).[2]

Prior to becoming a judge, Araya was a Lawyer of the Judiciary at the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica.

Christian was a panelist at ICANN’s NCUC Meeting on Whois, the New MoU, and Right to Privacy.[3] Mr. Hess also participated in the First Official World Conference of Computer Law.[4]

He attended ICANN Brazil[5] and was a speaker at Asociación Costarricense de Derecho Informático.[6] He also contributed to the Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) and its impact on Information Technology (IT) based businesses.[7]


Christian holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and a B.A in Law, both from the University of Costa Rica.[8]