Curriculum Vitae

Claudio Grossman

Academic/Administrative Experience

  • Dean, American University, Washington College of Law (July 1995-present); Dean of Graduate Studies, American University, Washington College of Law (July 1994-June 1995); Acting Dean (June 1993-July 1994); Director of the International Legal Studies Program, Washington, D.C. (1983-1993); Professor Raymond Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law (1985-present)
  • Professor (wetenschappelijk hoofd medewerker in vaste dienst) in International Law, Department of Law, Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands (1980-1983)
  • Associate Professor (wetenschappelijk medewerker) in International Law, Department of International Organizations of the Europa Institute of the Law School of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (1974-1980)
  • Research Fellow, Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, University of Chile (1973)
  • Lecturer, University of Chile, Faculty of Law (1972)

International Experience

  • Chair, United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies (elected May 20, 2013 for a one-year term)
  • Counsel and Advocate, Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile) before the International Court of Justice, The Hague (2009-). Other individuals serving as Counsel and Advocate follow: Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Professor James R. Crawford, Professor Jan Paulsson, Mr. David A. Colson, Professor Luigi Condorelli, Mr. Georgios Petrochilos, and Mr. Samuel Wordsworth.
  • Referee in peer review evaluations, European Research Council Dedicated Implementation Structure, under the Ideas Specific Programme. (2008-2013)
  • Member, United Nations Committee against Torture (2003-present). Dean Grossman has served in the following Committee offices:
    • Chair (April 2008-Present)
    • Vice Chair (2003-2008)
  • Member, Governing Board of the International Association of Law Schools (elected May 2008 for a two-year term; reelected May 2010 for a three-year term)
  • Member, Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files (elected February 2005-March 2011)
  • President, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (2014-)
  • Board Member, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (2011-2014)
  • Member, General Assembly, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (1993-2011)
  • Member, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (June 1993-2001) Representing the Commission, he has participated in missions to Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Chile. As a Commissioner, he achieved friendly settlements in cases involving Paraguay, Guatemala, and Honduras. He has served in the following offices:
    • President of the IACHR (2001);
    • First Vice President (2000-2001);
    • Second Vice-President of the IACHR (1999-2000);
    • President of the IACHR (1996-1997);
    • First Vice-President of the IACHR (1995-1996);
    • Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights for the IACHR (1994-2000)
    • Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Populations (2000-2001).
    • Observer in the criminal trial of the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) (2001-2005)
  • Delegate, representing the IACHR before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the following cases:
    • Myrna Mack-Chang v. Guatemala
    • Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua
    • El Amparo v. Venezuela
    • Paniagua Morales y otros v. Guatemala
    • Nicholas Chapman Blake v. Guatemala
    • Anstraum Villagran Morales y otros v. Guatemala
    • Efraim Bamaca v. Guatemala
    • Castillo Petruzzi v. Peru
    • Ivcher-Bronstein v. Peru
  • Legal Advisor, assisting the IACHR before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the following cases:
    • Aloeboetoe et al v. Suriname
    • Gangaram Panday v. Suriname
    • Manfredo Angel Velázquez-Rodríguez v. Honduras
  • Mission Participant, on behalf of the Inter-American Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Organization of American States, or the International Human Rights Law Group to observe elections or promote human rights in Romania, Brazil, Nepal, Chile, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Suriname, the Dominican Republic and the Middle East. (1990-present)
  • Council member, Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. (1990-2002)
  • Principal Investigator, Inter-American Human Rights Digest Project, which produces the Inter-American Human Rights Digest: the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. (1996-present)
  • Council Member (1989-present); General Rapporteur (1993-1995); Chair, Human Rights Committee (1990-1993), Inter-American Bar Association.
  • Rapporteur, United Nations Development Program - First Conference on Consumer Protection for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Uruguay. (1987)
  • Board Member, The International Human Rights Law Group. (1985-1993)
  • Consultant:
    • The World Bank - Prepared report on the administrative system of Colombia. (1986)
    • ILANUD - Produced, together with Prof. Thomas Buergenthal, a report on the administration of justice in Central American countries for The Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Delinquency. (ILANUD 1986)
    • The Federation of International Civil Servants Association - Prepared, together with Prof. Thomas Buergenthal, a report on the International Labor Organization Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT) and Reinstatement as a Normal Remedy for Arbitrary Termination of Employment. (FICSA 1985)
    • The United Nations Division of Narcotic Drugs - Assisted the Government of Portugal in drafting a comprehensive legislation on narcotic drugs. The national aspects were tested in the light of state responsibility specifically deriving from international treaties concerning narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, human rights and comparative law. (1978)

Education

  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Doctor in de Rechtsgeleerdheid (Doctor of the Science of Law); August, 1980.
    Thesis, "Het Beginsel van Non-Interventie in de Organizatie van Amerikaanse Staten." (The Principle of Non-Intervention in the Organization of American States)
  • University of Chile, Law School, Santiago, Chile.
    Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales; January 1973.
    Summa cum laude thesis, "Nacionalización y Compensación" (Co-Author Carlos Portales)

Other Memberships

  • Member, Steering Committee of the AALS Deans Forum (2014-2015)
  • Member, ABA Rule of Law Initiative Board (August 2014-August 2015)
  • Co-chair, Southeastern Association of Law Schools International Workshop Committee (2014-2015)
  • Co-chair, Southeastern Association of Law Schools International Workshop Committee (2013-2014)
  • Member, Honorary Committee for the Charles Horman Truth Foundation's "Tribute to Justice" event (May-September 2013).
  • Member, Scientific Board, European Journal of Human Rights (April 2013-present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Revista Tribuna Internacional, publicación del Departamento de Derecho Internacional de la Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile (2013-present)
  • Co-chair, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Latin America Workshop Committee (2012-2013)
  • Member, Scientific Council of the International Academy of Jurists for the Integration of the Americas (invited December 2012)
  • Co-chair, The Inter-American Pro Bono Human Rights Representation Project, a joint initiative of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar Association and the Fundación Pro Bono (2012-present)
  • Member, Advisory Council for the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative (2012-present)
  • Member, Honorary Board of the Nevada Center for International Research & Policy (appointed January 2012)
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Centre for Rights and Justice at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011-present)
  • Member, AALS International Objectives Committee (2011-present)
  • Member, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Latin America Workshop Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member and Ex Officio, American Law Institute (March 2011-present)
  • Member, Southeastern Association of Law Schools International Committee (2010-2011)
  • Board of Advisors Member, Derecho y Humanidades: Revista de los Estudiantes de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile (March 2011-present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Council on Foreign Relations special report on "Justice Beyond The Hague: Supporting the Prosecution of International Crimes in National Courts" (November 2010 - June 2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (May 2010-present)
  • Member of the Judging Panel for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights' Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award (2009-2018)
  • ABA Section of International Law Liaison to the Association of American Law Schools (September 2008-September 2009)
  • Member, International Advisory Board of the Center for the Human Rights at the University of Chile Law School
  • Member of the Honorary Committee to organize the 175th anniversary of the Law Library of Congress (2007)
  • Member, Washington Metro Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel Awards (WMACCA) Judging Panel (Nov. 2006)
  • Board of Advisors Member, Latino and Latin American Institute of the American Jewish Committee (February 2005-present)
  • Co-Chair of the committee responsible for preparing the program for the 2005 ABA Dean's Workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah (2/9-2/11/05)
  • Chair, AALS Committee on International Cooperation (appointed November 2005-November 2009)
  • Member, Association of American Law Schools Nominating Committee (2005)
  • Chair, Association of American Law Schools Nominating Committee (2004)
  • Member, AALS planning group to create a new International Association of Law Schools (2004-2005)
  • Member, American Jewish Committee National Advisory Council (2004-present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Mexican magazine "Iberoamericana de Derechos Humanos" (December 2004)
  • Member, Advisory Council, ABA Center for Human Rights (2004-2009)
  • President, COLAM (College of the Americas) (November 2003-November 2007)
  • Board Member, COLAM (College of the Americas) (November 2007-2011)
  • Member, ABA Section of International Law's Task Force on Reform of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (2003-2006)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Human Rights Section, Association of American Law Schools (January 2003-2009)
  • Board Member, Social Science Foundation, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver (July 2002-2007)
  • Chair, Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) (January 1997-January 1998)
  • Committee Member, Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, AALS (January 2001-2003)
  • Board of Advisors Member, National Youth Leadership Forum on Law (2000-2007)
  • Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (1998-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

  • Recipient of the Chilean Academic of the Year award by the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce in recognition of an extraordinary professional career in the academic world in pursuit of justice and human dignity in the hemisphere. Honor presented at the Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner Gala during which Dean Grossman gave the keynote address on Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law. (9/18/13)
  • Recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in legal education by the National Jurist for 2012 and 2013. (January 2013 & January 2014)
  • Recipient of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association's 2012 Leadership Award which celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of Maryland lawyers and others who excel in their professional settings; personify excellence on the national, state, or local level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the legal profession and make unusual contributions to the Hispanic/Latino Community and society at large. (9/13/12)
  • Awarded the Lifetime Leadership Award from the Hispanic National Bar Foundation during the HNBF's 2012 Annual Awards Dinner. (7/20/12)
  • Awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa honorary degree from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres for his outstanding academic and professional trajectory in defending human rights. (3/14/12)
  • Recipient of the 2012 Deborah L. Rhode Award from the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities for work on behalf of pro bono and public interest programs throughout the country. (1/6/12)
  • Awarded the Orden Rodrigo Noguera Laborde from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota, Colombia for academic contributions and work to defend human rights and liberties internationally. (6/14/11)
  • Decorated with the title "Profesor Visitante de la Escuela de Postgrados" from the University Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia (Visiting Professor at the Escuela de Postgrados). (6/14/11)
  • Awarded the decoration of "Orden de la Justicia" from the government of Colombia in recognition of his career. (March 2011)
  • Recipient of the 2010 Henry W. Edgerton Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area (ACLU-NCA) at the 47th Bill of Rights Awards Dinner, in recognition of exceptional lifetime achievements related to the advancement and defense of human rights and civil liberties. (3/18/10)
  • Awarded the decoration of Orange Nassau in the grade of "Commendeur" from the government of the Netherlands. (May 2009)
  • Recipient of Simón Bolívar Award from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in recognition of his lifetime achievements in promoting human rights. (November 2007)
  • Recipient of the Charles Norberg International Lawyer of the Year Award from the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Inter-American Bar Association. (9/21/07)
  • Awarded the Antonio Jose Irisarri Decoration in the grade of "Comendador" from the government of Guatemala for contributions to human rights. (July 2006)
  • Appointed Honorary Professor of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru, in recognition of notable dedication and outstanding contributions to research and teaching in the field of human rights. (August 2005)
  • Honored by the Supreme Court of Peru for contributions to human rights. (January 2005)
  • Recipient of the Extraordinary Leadership Award, Second National People of Color, Legal Scholarship Conference George Washington University Law School. (November 2004)
  • Recipient of the Judge Ricardo M. Urbina Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. (11/12/03)
  • Awarded the Charles Hamilton Houston Outstanding Dean in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. (April 2002)
  • Awarded the Chapultepec Grand Prize for protecting and preserving freedom of expression and of the press by the Inter American Press Association. (November 2001)
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Dean of the Year Award from the National Association for Public Interest Law (subsequently known as Equal Justice Works). (October 2000)
  • Instructed course in international human rights law as a Leo Goodwin Distinguished Visiting Professor at NOVA Southeastern School of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Also lectured to the student body on issues facing the Inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights. (February 2000)
  • Recipient of the Legal Community Award from the District of Columbia Courts Hispanic Heritage Committee. (November 1999)
  • Honored by the Washington Foreign Law Society with the Harry LeRoy Jones Award. Past recipients of the award include Ibrahim Shihata, Robert Owens, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (March 1999)
  • Appointed to the Honorary Board of the National Student Leadership Foundation. (December 1997)
  • Awarded the René Cassin Award for work in the defense and promotion of human rights by B'nai B'rith International. The award is named for René Cassin, a French attorney who authored the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations Convention), and a winner of the 1968 Nobel Peace Prize. Previous awards have been given to the Truth Commissions of Chile and Patricio Aylwin, past president of the Republic of Chile. (November 1997)
  • Honored by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the International Law Society of the Georgetown University Law Center as one of the few selected attorneys to receive a First Annual Immigrant Achievement Awards. Other awardees included General John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Honorable Tom Lantos, Member of Congress. (January 1996)
  • Received Fulbright Award for research and teaching in the United States. (1982-1983)
  • Recipient of the Award for Best Student, Law School, University of Chile. (1970)
  • Received the Scholarship, Experiment in International Living, USA. (January-March 1965)

Publications and Presentations

Books, Chapters and Other Contributions to Collective Works

  • "Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments through the United Nations Convention against Torture," Human Rights in Closed Environments, 31 LAW IN CONTEXT 125 (2014).
  • Prologue to The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Peoples and International Human Rights Law, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 29 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev 755, 755 (2014).
  • "Desafios de la Libertad de expresión en el sistema interamericano de protección de los derechos humanos," in 20 de la Revista Iberoamericana de Derecho Procesal Constitucional (correspondiente a julio-diciembre de 2013).
  • Keynote Speech at the Midyear Meeting of the Inter American Press Association held in Fortaleza, Brazil (1991), in "Oradores Invitados: Antologia de Discursos Magistrales Ante la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa" (Invited Speakers: Anthology of Keynote Speeches Before the Inter American Press Association) (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa 2013).
  • Grossman, "Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law," in Vienna+20 - Advancing the Protection of Human Rights, Vienna: Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag (NWV), Julia Kozma, Anna Müller-Funk, and Manfred Nowak (eds.), pp. 177-181 (2013).
  • "American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)," print edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol. I at 336 (2012) (previously published in the online edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008)).
  • "Disappearances," print edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol. III at 146 (2012) (previously published in the online edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008)).
  • "Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACommHR)," print edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol. V at 251 (2012) (previously published in the online edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008)).
  • "Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v Nicaragua Case," print edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Vol. VII at 32 (2012) (previously published in the online edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008)).
  • "Libertad de expresión en el sistema interamericano de protección de los derechos humanos" (Freedom of expression in the Inter-American system of protection of human rights), in 2 NOS AD JUSTITIAM ESSE NATOS 1030-1070 (Edeval & Universidad de Valparaíso, 2011).
  • Nuevos Paradigmas y Fuentes en la Formación Jurídica, en LA CRISIS DE LAS FUENTES DEL DERECHO EN LA GLOBALIZACIÓN 95-116 (Biblioteca Jurídica Diké Ltda. 2011).
  • "Legal Education Reform," 32 HARVARD INT'L R. 4 (Fall 2010).
  • "Raising the Bar: US Legal Education in an International Setting," 32 HARVARD INT'L R. 16-18 (Fall 2010).
  • Prologo/Prologue to PROTECCION INTERNACIONAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS Y ESTADO DE DERECHO (Joaquín González Ibáñez ed., 2009).
  • El Futuro del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (The Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights), in Protección Internacional de derechos Humanos y Estado de Derecho: studia in honorem Nelson Mandela (Joaquín González Ibáñez ed., 2009).
  • "The Normative Value of the Istanbul Protocol" in Shedding Light on a Dark Practice: Using the Istanbul Protocol to Document Torture (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims 2009).
  • "Los Derechos Humanos y el terrorismo. Lógicas contradictorias" ("Human Rights and Terrorism: Contradictory Rationales") in "Reflexiones sobre la Profesión Militar" ("Reflections on a Military Career") (Inter-American Institute of Human Rights 2008).
  • Grossman, Presentación del Dr. Claudio Grossman en el "Coloquio sobre Legislación Antiterrorista y Derechos Humanos", organizado por la Fundación Abravanel, in Terrorismo Internacional y Derechos Humanos: Apuntes Para Una Legislación Antiterrorista 225 (2008).
  • Grossman, Building the World Community Through Legal Education, in 2 The Internationalization of Law and Legal Education 21 (2008) (which constitutes volume 14 of the book series Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice).
  • Co-edited Advocating For Human Rights: 10 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 2008), with Claudia Martin and Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón.
  • Authored "American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)," "Disappearances," "Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACommHR)," and "Mayagna (Sumo) Awas Tingni Community v Nicaragua Case," and for the online edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008) (articles subsequently published in the print edition of The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2012), as specified supra).
  • "The Velásquez Rodríguez Case: The Development of the Inter-American Human Rights System" in International Law Stories (Foundation Press 2007).
  • "Simposio: Una Revision Critica del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos: Pasado, Presente y Futuro," ("Symposium: A Critical Review of the Inter-American Human Rights System: Past, Present, and Future") in "Anuario de Derechos Humanos 2007," co-authored with Robert Goldman, Claudia Martin, and Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón.
  • "Building a Stronger Future", in Inside the Minds' Law School Leadership Strategies: Top Deans on Benchmarking Success, Incorporating Feedback from Faculty and Students, and Building the Endowment (2007).
  • Contributed foreword to "Guide to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces" (12th ed. 2006), written by Eugene Fidell and issued by the National Institute for Military Justice.
  • Prefacio (Preface) for La Prohibición de la Tortura y los Malos Tratos en el Sistema Interamericano: Manual para Víctimas y sus Defensores (The Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman Treatment in the Inter-American System: Handbook for Victims and their Defenders) (Claudia Martin and Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, 2006).
  • El futuro del sistema interamericano de derechos humanos (The Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System), in DERECHOS HUMANOS, RELACIONES INTERNACIONALES Y GLOBALIZACIÓN (Human Rights, International Relations, and Globalization) (Joaquín González Ibáñez ed., 2006)
  • "La Situación De Los Derechos Humanos En El Hemisferio Occidental Y El Sistema Interamericano De Promoción Y Protección De Los Derechos Humanos" ("The Situation of Human Rights in the Western Hemiphere and the Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights") en Globalización, Integración Económica Y Derechos Humanos (Globalization, Economic Integration and Human Rights) (Universidad Sergio Arboleda 2005).
  • Published Report as the Observer of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the criminal trial of the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina. (AMIA) (OAS, 2/22/05)
  • "The 'Street Children' Case and Hemispheric Responsibility," in The Young Martyrs . . . The Condemnation of the State of Guatemala for the Extra-Judicial Execution of Street Children (Casa Alianza Latin America 2004).
  • "La Libertad de expresión en el sistema interamericano," in Justicia y Libertad de Prensa, Miami, Florida (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa 2002).
  • Remarks given at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting 2003, Plenary Panel on the "Impact of Globalization on Human Rights," published in the German Law Journal (April 2003).
  • Remarks given at the Meeting of Experts on Trafficking of Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation in the Americas, April 11, 2000, published in In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas (International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law, 2002).
  • The International Dimension of Human Rights (Robert Goldman, Claudio Grossman, Claudia Martin, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, 2001)
  • Examen de Comunicaciones: Experiencia de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Analyzing Communications: The Experience of the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights), in 1 EL SISTEMA INTERAMERICANO DE PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN EL UMBRAL DEL SIGLO XXI (THE INTERAMERICAN SYSTEM FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE 21st CENTURY) (2001)
  • Domestic Violence in International Law and the Inter-American System, in BRINGING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW HOME (United Nations, 2000)
  • Latin American Contributions to International Law, in PROCEEDINGS OF THE 94th ANNUAL MEETING-INTERNATIONAL LAW IN FERMENT: A NEW VISION FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE 45 (ASIL, April 2000)
  • El Chile Bicentenario y Los Desafíos de la Globalization Jurídica, in CHILE DEL BICENTENARIO: DESAFÍOS FUTUROS (Ricardo Israel Zipper ed., Editorial Don Bosco, S.A. 2000)
  • El Sistema Interamericano y los derechos humanos en la region [The Interamerican System and Human Rights Law in the Region], in LA LUCHA CONTRA LA PROBREZA EN AMERICA LATINA [The Struggle Against Poverty in Latin America] (Bernardo Kliksberg ed., IDB 2000)
  • Programa de derecho de la mujer y derecho internacional [Women and International Law Program], in GÉNERO Y DERECHO [GENDER AND LAW] (Alda Facio & Lorena Fries eds., Lom Ediciones 2000)
  • REPORT ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE AMERICAS (Organization of American States 1998) (published in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights for the IACHR)
  • REVISTA LECCIONES Y ENSAYOS [REFLECTIONS ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM] (University of Buenos Aires 1998) (participated in the publication of this work with members of the University of Buenos Aries Law and Social Science Faculty)
  • Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System: The Current Debate, 92 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 186 (1998)(speech given during panel entitled "The Future of the Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights")
  • Palabras del Presidente de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, Decano Claudio Grossman, En La Sesión Inaugural del 95 Período Ordinario de Sesiones de la CIDH, in EL FUTURO DEL SISTEMA INTERAMERICANO DE PROTECCIÓN DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS [Message by Dean Claudio Grossman, President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in the Inaugural Session of the 95 Ordinary Term of the ICHR Sessions, in THE FUTURE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM OF PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS] (Juan E. Méndez & Francisco Cox eds., American Society of International Law 1998)
  • Submission of the Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for 1995 before the First Committee of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (Panama City, June 4, 1996), in 1996 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Inter-Am. C.H.R. 853 OEA/Ser.L/V/II.95, doc. 7 rev. (March 1997)
  • Submission of the 1995 Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights before the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the Organization of American States Permanent Council (Washington, D.C., April 30, 1996), in 1996 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Inter-Am. C.H.R. 848 OEA/Ser.L/V/II.95, doc. 7 rev. (March 14, 1997)
  • The Organization of American States and the Protection of Democracy, in BEYOND SOVEREIGNTY: COLLECTIVELY DEFENDING DEMOCRACY IN THE AMERICAS (Tom Farer ed., 1996) (co-author, Domingo Acevedo)
  • Desapariciones en Honduras: La Necesidad de Representación Directa de las Víctimas en Litigios sobre Derechos Humanos [Disappearances in Honduras: The Necessity of Direct Representation on Human Rights Lawsuit Victims], in EL MUNDO MODERNO DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS: ENSAYOS EN HONOR DE THOMAS BUERGENTHAL [THE MODERN WORLD OF HUMAN RIGHTS: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF THOMAS BUERGENTHAL], (Inter-American Institute of Human Rights 1996)
  • MANUAL DE DERECHO INTERNACIONAL PÚBLICO [INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LAW MANUAL] (Fondo de Cultura Económica, México 1994), (co-authors, Professors Thomas Buergenthal, Héctor Gros Espiell, Harold G. Maier)
  • El Régimen Hemisférico Sobre Situaciones de Emergencia, in 1 ESTUDIOS BÁSICOS DE DERECHOS HUMANOS [The Hemispheric System on Emergency Situations, in 1 BASIC STUDIES IN HUMAN RIGHTS] 155-170 (Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos 1994)(reprint)
  • Reflexiones sobre el sistema interamericano de protección y promoción de los derechos humanos, in CORTE INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS [Reflections on the Inter-American System on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS] (Organization of American States 1994)
  • Democracy, Human Rights and Non-Intervention in the Organization of American States, in TRAINING COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW FOR JUDGES AND LAWYERS OF SOUTH AMERICA (Netherlands Institute of Human Rights 1993)
  • Algunas Consideraciones Sobre el Valor del Derecho Internacional de Derechos Humanos en el Derecho Interno, in NUEVOS ENFOQUES DEL DERECHO INTERNACIONAL [Some Considerations About the Value of International Human Rights Law and Private Law, in NEW FOCUS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW] (Editorial Jurídica de Chile l992)
  • Las Organizaciones No-Gubernamentales y la Protección de los Derechos Humanos [Non-Governmental Organizations and the Protection of Human Rights], in OAS IN THE CENTENNIAL OF THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM (Louis Perret & Agueda Rews-Bazan eds., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investi-gaciones Jurídicas l992)
  • MANUAL INTERNACIONAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS [INTERNATIONAL MANUAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS] (Editorial Jurídica Venezolana l990)(co-authors, Professors Thomas Buergenthal & Pedro Nikken)
  • States of Emergency: Latin America and the United States, in CONSTITUTIONALISM AND RIGHTS: THE INFLUENCE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ABROAD (L. Henkin & A. Rosenthal eds., Columbia University Press 1990)
  • Situaciones de Emergencia en el Hemisferio Occidental: Propuestas para Fortalecer la Protección de Derechos Humanos, in 1 DERECHO CONSTITUCIONAL COMPARADO MÉXICO -ESTADOS UNIDOS [Emergency Situations in the Occidental Hemisphere: Proposals for Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights, in 1 COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES] (James Frank Smith, ed., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas 1990)
  • El Derecho a la Participación Política, in TRANSICIÓN DEMOCRÁTICA EN AMÉRICA LATINA: REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL DEBATE ACTUAL, [The Right to Politic Participation, in DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN LATIN AMERICA: REFLECTIONS ABOUT THE ACTUAL DEBATE] (Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos y CAPEL 1990)
  • Responses to Human Rights Violations in Domestic Law, in SUMMARY OF LECTURES, (International Institute of Human Rights l990)
  • Algunas Consideraciones Sobre el Régimen de Situaciones de Excepción bajo la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos, in DERECHOS HUMANOS EN LAS AMÉRICAS: HOMENAJE A LA MEMORIA DE CARLOS A. DUNSHEE DE ABRANCHES [Some Considerations on the System of Situations under the American Convention on Human Rights, in HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAS: HOMAGE IN MEMORY OF CARLOS A. DUNSHEE DE ABRANCHES] (Organization of American States 1984)
  • Supervision Within the International Atomic Energy Agency, in SUPERVISORY MECHANISMS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORGANIZATIONS (P. van Dijk, ed., Boston: Kluwer 1984)
  • The OAS; The Andean Pact; The Latin American Economic System, in INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND INTEGRATION: ANNOTATED BASIC DOCUMENTS AND DESCRIPTIVE DIRECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENTS (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1982)
  • Het Inter-Amerikaanse Systeem [The Inter-American System]; SELA [Latin American Economic System]; De Inter-Amerikaanse Ontwikkelingsbank [The Inter-American Development Bank] in VOLKENRECHTELIJKE ASPECTEN VAN ANTILLIANSE ONAFHANKELIJKHEID [INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE INDEPENDENT ANTILLES]; (Tjeenk Willink 1981) (co-author P. van Dijk)
  • Het Beginsel van Non-Interventie in de Organizatie van Amerikaanse Staten (1980) (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Amsterdam, Snelle Uitgevery Enschede) (on file with author)

Articles and Other Contributions to Periodicals

  • "Desafíos de la libertad de expresión dentro del Sistema Interamericano: un análisis jurisprudencial" (Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Interamerican System: A Jurisprudential Analysis) in Revista Peruana de Derecho Público (Peruvian Journal of Public Law), Vol. 14, Issue 26 (January-June 2013) at 13.
  • Foreword, The Future of International Criminal Justice, 3 Penn. St. J.L. & Int'l Aff. i (2014).
  • The U.N. Committee Against Torture and Eradication of Torture in Health Care Settings," Torture in Healthcare Settings: Reflections on the Special Rapporteur on Torture's 2013 Thematic Report, publication of the CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMANITARIAN LAW Anti-Torture Initiative (March 2014) at 43.
  • Summary of Participation, "Key Issues in Drafting Anti-Torture Legislation, Expert Meeting, 2-3 November 2012," Report: Experience, Advice and Good Practices, publication of the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) (October 2013).
  • Interview of Mr. Claudio Grossman, Newsl. (HUM. RTS. TREATIES DIV., UN OFFICE HIGH COMM'R HUM. RTS.), Jan.-June 2013, 8-10.
  • Opening Remarks and Panel II Remarks, "The Role of the Committee against Torture in Providing Full and Adequate Reparation to Victims," 20 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF, no. 4 (Summer 2013 Special Edition) at 1-2, 19-20.
  • Introduction, The Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights, 20 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF, no. 2 (Winter 2013) at 2-4.
  • "Los desafíos del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos" (The Challenges of the Inter-American System of Human Rights) in Hemiciclo: Revista de Estudios Parlamentarios (Academia Parlamentaria de la Cámara de Diputados de Chile 2012).
  • Remarks, "Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture," 19 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF, no. 4 (Spring 2012 Special Edition) at 1-2, 15-17.
  • "Challenges to Freedom of Expression Within the Inter-American System: A Jurisprudential Analysis," 34(2) HUM. RTS. Q. 361. (May 2012)
  • "The Human Element: The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Human Rights and the Rule of Law," 42 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 261-64 (2011) (commenting on Prof. Stephen Powell's paper, "Managing the rule of law in the Americas: an empirical portrait of the effects of 15 years of WTO, MERCOSUL, and NAFTA dispute resolution on civil society in Latin America," presented at the Inter-American Law Review Symposium, University of Miami School of Law. Miami, FL, Feb. 26, 2011).
  • Remarks, "Enhancing Visits to Places of Detention: Promoting Collaboration," 18 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF, no. 4 (Spring 2011 Special Edition) at 1-2, 4, 13, 29, 33, 47-48.
  • The Role of a Law School Dean: Balancing a Variety of Roles and Interests. The American University Washington College of Law Experience, 29 Penn. St. Int’l L. Rev. 113, 113-119 (2010).
  • La institucionalización desde abajo: preparando a los defensores de los derechos humanos, PERSPECTIVA, Edición 24, 52, 52-55 (2010).
  • Interview with Mr. Claudio Grossman, Chairperson of the Committee against Torture, Newsl. (HUM. RTS. TREATIES DIV., UN OFFICE HIGH COMM'R HUM. RTS.), Apr.-June 2010, at 1, 2-4.
  • Remarks, "Strengthening the Prohibition against Torture: The Evolution of the UN Committee against Torture," 17 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF, no. 4 (Spring 2010 Special Edition) at 1-2, 23-24, 35.
  • "The Inter-American System and Its Evolution," Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, pp. 49-65 (2009).
  • "Opening Remarks," Comments on "Panel 2: The Scope of Reparations: Challenges in Defining their Scope and Guaranteeing their Enforcement," and "Closing Remarks," 59 Am. U. L. Rev. 164-68, 198-99, 257 (2009).
  • Preface to "Interview with Judge Antonio A. Cançado Trindade, Inter-American Court of Human Rights," 31(4) HUM. RTS. Q. 986. (Nov. 2009)
  • "Preparing Human Rights Advocates: Institutionalizing from Below," 3 Americas Quarterly 3. (Summer 2009)
  • C. Grossman and L. Gallegos, "Domestic Incorporation of Obligations Under the Convention against Torture," 16 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF 12 (Spring 2009 Special Edition).
  • "Enriching the Law School Curriculum in an Increasingly Interrelated World - Learning from Each Other," 26 PENN ST. INT'L L. REV. 831 (2008) (Panel Discussion; Dean Grossman's presentation concerned the "Problems with the Traditional Case Law Method").
  • "La modernidad y la necesidad de Justicia requieren revisar críticamente los contenidos de la educación y las metodologías," 37 Revista Aboch 13 (Dec. 2008) (Interview)
  • "The Inter-American System of Human Rights: Challenges for the Future," 83 IND. L.J. (Num. 4) (2008).
  • "La Libertad de Expresión en el Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos" ("Freedom of Speech in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights"), 46 REVISTA IIDH 159. (2007)
  • "Integrating International Law into the First-Year Curriculum," 24 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev 835-39 (Spring 2006)
  • "Techniques Available to Incorporate Transnational Components into Traditional Law School Courses: Integrated Sections; Experiential Learning; Dual J.D.s; Semester Abroad Programs; and Other Cooperative Agreements," 23 PENN ST. INT'L L. REV. (Num. 4) (2005).
  • "Complex World," Legal Times' Law Schools Edition. (09/05/05)
  • Prologue for a special issue of the American University International Law Review. (Vol. 21, Num. 1 (2005)).
  • Global Legal Education and Human Rights," 11 HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF 20 (Spring 2004).
  • Prólogo por "Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos" (Prologue to "International Human Rights Law"), compiled by Claudia Martin, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, and José A. Guevara B. (2004)
  • Suing the Sovereign from the Latin American Perspective, 35 GEO. WASH. INT'L L. REV. 653 (2003).
  • Remarks presented at the Meeting of Experts, Organization of American States, April 11, 2000, published in In Modern Bondage: Sex Trafficking in the Americas (2003).
  • "Reflecciones sobre la carta internacional de los derechos humanos" in Las Comisiones de verdad y los nuevos desafios en la promocion de los derechos humanos, Santiago, Chile (2002).
  • El Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, 1 Foreign Affairs en Español 115 (2001)
  • Freedom of Expression in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, 25 NOVA L. REV. 411 (2001).
  • Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua: A Landmark Case for the Inter-American System, HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF (Spring 2001)
  • The Expectation of Civilized Behavior in our Region, The Inter-American Press Association and the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression 8 (2001) (publishing Dean Grossman's speech from the IAPA Meeting in Washington, DC on March 2, 2001)
  • Building the World Community: Challenges for Legal Education, 18 DICK. J. INT'L L. 441 (2000).
  • Reflections on Being a Law School Dean in an Interconnected World, 31 U. TOLEDO L. REV. 609 (2000)
  • Moving Toward Improved Human Rights Enforcement in the Americas, 27 HUMAN RIGHTS 16 (ABA Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Summer 2000)
  • Civil Society Participation is Key to Effective Governance and Development, in CIVIL SOCIETY PAPERS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT: PROCEEDINGS FROM BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES (The World Bank Group, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Fall 1999)
  • The Inter-American System of Human Rights and the New Hemispheric Reality, in INNOVATION AND INSPIRATION: FIFTY YEARS OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999)
  • Gender, Legal Education, and Judicial Philosophy in the Region, 7 J. GENDER, SOC. POL'Y & L. 223 (1999)
  • President's Inaugural Session Speech at the 95th Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 42 St. LOUIS U. L.J. 1115 (1998) Palabras del Presidente de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en la Sesión Inaugural del 95, 42 St. Louis U. L.J. 1295 (1998)
  • El Impacto de Casos de Derechos Humanos y la Nueva Realidad Hemisferica [The Impact of Human Rights Cases and the New Hemispheric Reality], EL MERCURIO, March 23, 1997.
  • Inter-American System and Asylum, 9 AM. U. J. INT'L L. & POL'Y 129 (1994)
  • Are We Being Propelled Towards a People-Centered Transnational Legal Order?, 9 AM. U. J. INT'L L. & POL'Y 1 (1993) (co-author, Professor Daniel Bradlow)
  • El Régimen Hemisférico Sobre Situaciones de Emergencia, INTER-AM. INST. OF HUM. RTS. REV. (1993)
  • Disappearances in Honduras: The Need for Direct Victim Representation in Human Rights Litigation, 15 HASTINGS INT. & COMP. L. REV. 363 (1992)
  • Court Hears of Suriname Abuses, 7 LAW GROUP DOCKET 1 (International Human Rights Law Group 1992)
  • The Panamanian Revolution: Diplomacy, War and Self Determination in Panama (I & II): Self Determination and Intervention in Panama (I); in PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 84th ANNUAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, D.C. (1990)
  • "Proposals to strengthen the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights"; 32 GERMAN Y.B. OF INT'L L. 264 (1989)
  • The Year of International Law in Review, REMARKS, PROCEEDINGS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 83rd ANNUAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, D.C. (1989)
  • Craftsmanship in Paraguay's Elections, 6 LAW GROUP DOCKET No. 1 (International Human Rights Law Group, Summer 1989)
  • The Human Right to Participate in Government: Toward an Operational Definition, in REMARKS, PROCEEDINGS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 82nd ANNUAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, D.C. (1988)
  • Lawyers and the Rule of Law in the Western Hemisphere, 20 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 115 (1988) (co-author, Frederick Anderson)
  • Prosecuting Rights Cases in Latin America: Can it be Done without Backlash?, LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL, April ll, l988.
  • A Framework for the Examination of States of Emergency under the American Convention on Human Rights, 36 AM. U. J. INT'L L. & POL'Y 35 (1986)
  • Desarrollos en el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y la Doctrina de la Seguridad Nacional [Developments on Human Rights International Law and the National Security Principles], REVISTA CHILENA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS (1985)
  • States of Emergency: Their Impact on Human Rights, A Study Prepared by the International Commission of Jurists, 79 AM. J. INT'L L. 1102 (1985) (book review)
  • Antonio Gómez Robledo, El Jus Cogens International (Estudio Histórico-Crítico), 78 AM. J. INT'L L. 526 (l984) (book review)
  • Some Comments on Humanitarian Intervention, 37 J. INT'L AFF. (l984)
  • Democratische Perspektieven, 3 TRANSACTIE (Groningen 1978)

Monographs Authored

Languages

  • Spanish (mother language)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Activities, Keynote Addresses, and Conferences

  • Presented a lecture to Fribourg University law students on the United Nations Committee against Torture, in Fribourg, Switzerland. (11/18/14)
  • Presented, in the capacity as Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture, to the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/21/14)
  • Panelist, 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Side Event on "The Role of Forensic and Medical Sciences in the Investigation and Prevention of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment," New York, New York. (10/21/14)
  • Lecturer, Course on "The International System of the Protection of Human Rights" as part of the IIHR's XXXII Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights, San Jose, Costa Rica. (10/14/14)
  • Opening Remarks, as President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR), for the IIHR's XXXII Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights, San Jose, Costa Rica. (10/13/14)
  • Presenter, "Workshop: Reflections on the Role of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights under the Inter-American System," San Jose, Costa Rica. (10/12/14)
  • Presenter, "Expert Consultation on the Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors: The New Frontier, cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Washington, D.C. (10/1-10/2/14)
  • Speaker, "Convention against Torture Initiative," held as a side event during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY. (9/23/2014)
  • Panelist, "Definiendo las Amenazas Contemporáneas a la Democracia," at the Asegurando un Futuro Democrático para las Américas ("Defining Contemporaneous Threats to Democracy," at the Conference on Ensuring a Democratic Future for the Americas), co-sponsored by the International Republican Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, Konrad-Adenauer-Siftung, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, and Alcaldía de Panama, Panama City, Panama. (9/17-9/19/14).
  • Panelist, "Securing America's Freedom through an Independent and Accessible System of Justice," at the 39th Annual Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC (9/11/14)
  • Moderator, "The Status of UNCAT ratification and implementation - Identifying the Essential Challenges," at the 1st Annual Convention against Torture Initiative ("CTI"), Geneva, Switzerland. (9/3/14)
  • Lecturer, "The Inter-American Human Rights Protection System," at the 45th Annual Study Session of the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. (7/16-7/17/14)
  • Panelist, "The Struggle to Uphold the Prohibition of Torture in Modern Times: A Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture," cosponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. (5/28/14)
  • Keynote speaker, The Role of the Convention Against Torture, GHR Expert Seminar: Facing Gross Violations and International Crimes, Geneva for Human Rights - Global Training (GHR), Centro di Ateneo per i diritti umani, and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova, Geneva, Switzerland. (5/14/14)
  • Panelist, "Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Where to from Here?" as part of The Outcome of the Treaty Body Strengthening Process: Lessons Learnt, Implications and Implementation, cosponsored by the Permanent Missions to the UN of Ireland, Morocco, Poland, the Republic of Korea, and Switzerland, the Universal Rights Group, and the Geneva Academy, Geneva, Switzerland. (5/9/14)
  • Moderator and participant, 16th Annual Grotius Lecture, "Women and Children: The Cutting Edge of International Law," cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) during ASIL's 108th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (4/9/14)
  • Panelist, "Global Horizons for Disability Rights in the Human Rights Framework" as part of the German Marshall Fund of the United States Conference on The Digital Frontier: Widening Access for People with Disability, Washington, D.C. (4/8/14)
  • Panelist, Closing Plenary Session on "Social Equity: Where to from Here?" as part of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's Inaugural Conference on Imagining Social Equity, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. (2/28/14)
  • Keynote Speaker, "The Contributions by the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Imagining and Achieving Social Equity" as part of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's Inaugural Conference on Imagining Social Equity, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. (2/28/14)
  • Speaker, The Prohibition Against Torture and the Role of the Committee Against Torture, hosted by the University of Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia. (2/27/14)
  • Panelist, "When Asylum is Not an Option: The Convention against Torture" as part of the Asylum Conference presented by the Federal Bar Association and American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (2/21/14)
  • Speaker, George Washington University Law School International Law Week Keynote Speaker Series on "Regional Proliferation: Reinforcing Uniformity or Creating Fragmentation?," Washington, D.C. (2/20/14)
  • Panelist, "How best to secure effective implementation of human rights globally?" as part of the Wilton Park Conference on Addressing Implementation Gaps: Improving Cooperation Between Global and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms, West Sussex, United Kingdom. (1/24/14)
  • Panelist, "The Comprehensive Integrated Model: Can One Do It All? Can One Afford Not To? Can One Afford It?" as part of the session on "Globalization of Legal Education: Developing Optimal Models for Your Law School," AALS Annual Meeting, New York, New York. (1/4/14)
  • Panelist, 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Side Event on "Reviewing the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR) - Preventing Torture and Ill-Treatment," New York, New York. (10/22/13)
  • Presented, in the capacity as Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture, to the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/22/13)
  • Speaker, The Importance and Role of Internationalization in the Modern Law School Environment, 2013-14 Faculty Workshop of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky. (9/24/13)
  • Keynote Speaker, The United Nations Committee against Torture, the International Congress on Criminal Law at the University of Buenas Aires Law School, Buenas Aires, Argentina. (8/30/13)
  • Keynote speaker, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: The AMIA (Jewish Center in Buenos Aires) Bombing: 19 Years Later, hosted by the AJC Latino and Latin American Institute and the Skylake Synagogue, North Miami Beach, Florida. (7/18/13)
  • Speaker, The United Nations Committee and Convention against Torture, Human Rights Training Course for Latin American Government Officials, cosponsored by WCL and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Washington, D.C. (7/17/13)
  • International expert and working group participant, International Expert Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights: Vienna+20: Advancing the Protection of Human Rights: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives 20 Years after the World Conference, organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, and the European Training and Research Centre for Democracy and Human Rights of the University of Graz, Vienna, Austria. (6/27/13)
  • Panelist, The UN Treaty Body Strengthening Process: Enhancing the Functioning and Effectiveness of the Human Rights Mechanisms, American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. (6/3/13)
  • Panelist, 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Side Event on Rehabilitation and Redress for Victims of Torture: State Obligations and Practice, cosponsored by Penal Reform International, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, and the Permanent Representation of Denmark, Geneva, Switzerland. (5/30/13)
  • Speaker and participant, 25th Annual Meeting of Chairpersons of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, during which, inter alia, Grossman was elected chair of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, addressed states about the current process to strengthen the treaty body system, and participated in discussions with regional groups and civil society, New York, New York. (5/20-5/24/13)
  • Co-organizer, moderator and panelist, "Litigation Before the UN Committee against Torture: Strengthening this Important Tool against Torture," cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Washington, D.C. (4/15/13)
  • Organizer and panelist, "The 25th Anniversary of the UN Committee against Torture and the Recent Adoption of General Comment 3 on Redress for Victims of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment," American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (4/9/13)
  • Moderator and participant, 15th Annual Grotius Lecture, "International Law in a Multipolar World," cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) during ASIL's 107th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (4/3/13)
  • Panelist, Presentation of the Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Right's Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (3/15/13)
  • Co-organized, with The Carter Center and the Due Process of Law Foundation, an informal, private conversation with President Jimmy Carter and ambassadors of the Organization of American States (OAS) on the proposed reforms to the Inter-American Human Rights System. (3/5/13)
  • Moderator, Conference of Chief Justices Education Program on "Access to Justice: Initiatives in Latin America," CCJ Midyear Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (1/27/13)
  • Panelist, "Open Session on Global Engagement: How Can AALS Help?," AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1/6/13)
  • Co-moderator, AALS Presidential Program on "Assessing the Future of International Criminal Justice - Evolving Individual Accountability - From Nuremburg to the International Criminal Court," AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1/4/13)
  • Presenter, the International Commission for Jurists' training seminar for lawyers on international human rights law, criminal procedure, torture and other forms of ill treatment, Geneva, Switzerland. (11/5/12)
  • Presented, in the capacity as Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture, to the Association for the Prevention of Torture, at the Key Issues in Drafting Anti-Torture Legislation Expert Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland. (11/3/12)
  • Panelist, "Reprisals against Victims of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment," hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark at the United Nations headquarters in partnership with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), New York, New York. (10/23/12)
  • Presented, in the capacity as Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture, to the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/23/12)
  • Conference co-organizer and participant, “The Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System,” co-sponsored by dozens of preeminent law schools from throughout the Americas and renowned international law centers from other regions, Washington, D.C. (10/15/12)
  • Panelist speaking on the Experience of the United Nations Committee against Torture at the first-ever Panel Discussion of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the issue of intimidation or reprisal against individuals and groups who cooperate or have cooperated with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field, Geneva, Switzerland. (9/13/12)
  • Panelist speaking on the Experience of the United Nations Committee against Torture at a conference on "Treaty Bodies and International Accountability for State Human Rights Obligations: The UN Human Rights Committee: A Critical Analysis" at the Minerva Center for Human Rights of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. (9/12/12)
  • Speaker at a conference on "Desafios del Sistema Interamericano de los Derechos Humanos" at the Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua, Tumba Muerto, Panama. (8/8/12)
  • Panelist for the "Dean and SBA Relations" program of the ABA Law Student Division during the ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (8/3/12)
  • Participant in the "Intergovernmental process of the General Assembly on strengthening and enhancing the effective functioning of the human rights treaty body system: thematic discussions," during which he presented a report as the vice chair of the 24th annual meeting of chairs of treaty bodies, New York, New York. (7/16-7/18/12)
  • Panelist on "The State of Legal Education Today," sponsored by the Council for Court Excellence, Washington, D.C. (6/6/12)
  • Participant, The Ninth United Nations Inter-Committee Meeting of Human Rights Treaty Bodies on "Enhancing the Effectiveness of Treaty Bodies," Geneva, Switzerland. (July 2012)
  • Panelist and participant in the Third Consultation with States on the Treaty Body Strengthening Process/Consultation for States Parties to International Human Rights Treaties, sponsored by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, serving as a panelists on "Resourcing the Treaty Body System: Efficient and Effective Functioning of the Treaty Body System," UN Headquarters, New York. (4/3/12)
  • Speaker introducing the 2012 Grotius Lecturer, ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger, at the 14th Annual Grotius Lecture cosponsored by WCL and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) during ASIL's 106th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (3/28/12)
  • Keynote speaker on religious freedom and pluralism at the Special Meeting of the Mission of Latin American Muslim and Jewish Leaders to the United States, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), US Holocaust Museum, Washington D.C. (3/27/12)
  • Conference co-organizer and panelist on "The Inter-American System of Human Rights" at The Inter-American System and Freedom of Expression Conference cosponsored by WCL, Stanford Law School, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Inter American Press Association, Washington, D.C. (3/26/12)
  • Keynote Speaker, "Challenges Facing Legal Education in the 21st Century," on the occasion of receiving a Doctor Honoris Causa honorary degree from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres for his outstanding academic and professional trajectory in defending human rights, Lima, Peru. (3/14/12)
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges," the University of Sydney, Australia. (2/23/12)
  • Speaker, "The Relevance of the Convention Against Torture in Preventing and Redressing Violence Against Women," The Human Rights Law Centre and Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Melbourne, Australia. (2/22/12)
  • Speaker, "International Perspectives on Recognizing Human Rights in Closed Environments", Monash University Law Conference: Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments, Melbourne, Australia. (2/20/12)
  • Discussion Facilitator, "Exploration of the International & Comparative Perspectives - Disability Settings," Monash University Law Conference: Implementing Human Rights in Closed Environments, Melbourne, Australia. (2/20/12)
  • Panelist, "Session 1: Using Forensic Medical Evidence in Court: Standards Regarding Evidence," Conference on the Use of Forensic Evidence against Torture, cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Washington, D.C. (2/15/12)
  • Panelist, Globalization and Legal Education, "Are U.S. Law Schools Giving Their Students the Tools They Need to Succeed in a Globalized Legal Environment," AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (1/7/12)
  • Speaker, "The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities," Faculty of the Law School of the University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile. (12/27/11)
  • Speaker, "Real and Universal System Protection of Human Rights," before the Chilean Congress, Santiago, Chile. (12/19/11)
  • Panelist on enhancing coordination between universal and regional treaty bodies and systems for the meeting on cooperation between the UN and the Inter-American human rights mechanisms on the prevention of torture and protection of persons subjected to detention or imprisonment, Washington D.C. (11/29/11)
  • Participated in the coordination meeting on cooperation between the UN and the Inter-American human rights mechanisms on the prevention of torture and protection of persons subjected to detention or imprisonment, Washington, D.C. (11/28/11)
  • Hosted reception with RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights in honor of Frank Mugisha, the RFK Human Rights Award Recipient, WCL, Washington, D.C. (11/17/11)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the UN Committee against Torture, in the Dublin II Meeting on "Strengthening the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body System" at the University of Nottingham, Dublin, Ireland. (11/10-11/11/11)
  • Featured Speaker, "The Future of the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights," for the annual Clason Speaker Series at the Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts. (10/25/11)
  • Panelist, "The UN Human Rights Treaties and the Treaty Monitoring Bodies," for the "Transatlantic Dialogues on International Law: Session 2," hosted by the Atlantic Council and Chatham House, Washington, D.C. (10/24/11)
  • Panelist, "Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors," hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark at the United Nations headquarters, New York, New York. (10/18/11)
  • Presented, in the capacity as Chair of the UN Committee Against Torture, to the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/18/11)
  • Panelist via telephone, "Reed v. Reed at 40," presented by the National Women's Law Center and Cosponsored by the Women's Bar Association of DC, Washington, D.C. (10/14/11)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, as a panelist on the issue of "Violence and Abuse of Older Persons" at the UN Working Group on Ageing for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, New York, New York. (8/2/11)
  • Participated in 2011 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, serving as the moderator for the panel on "The Inter-American System of Human Rights: Opportunities for Law Schools," a discussant for the discussion group on "Challenges and Opportunities in Global Legal Education," and a member of the 2010-2011 International Committee, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (7/23-7/30/11)
  • Discussant, Training Course on the Inter-American System for State Officials at the IACHR, cosponsored by WCL, ISHR, and IACHR, Washington, D.C. (7/18/11)
  • Participated in the Meeting on the Role of Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures in the Promotion of the Right to Development, organized by the OHCHR & Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Geneva, Switzerland. (6/29/11)
  • Participated in the ICRC working luncheon on current challenges in the fight against torture and ill-treatment, Geneva, Switzerland. (6/29/11)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the UN Committee against Torture, in discussions on the gender dimension of the UN CAT, hosted by Amnesty International and REDRESS, Geneva, Switzerland. (6/28/11)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the UN Committee against Torture, at the Meeting of UN Committee Chairpersons, Geneva, Switzerland. (6/27-7/1/11)
  • Panelist, "The Influence of Comparative Law, International Law, and Supranational Law on National Laws," at the International Congress at the University of Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile. (6/20/11)
  • Speaker, "La Situación de los Derechos Humanos en el Hemisferio Occidental y el Sistema Interamericano de Promoción y Protección de los Derechos Humanos," for a seminar on Globalización, Integración Económica y Derechos Humanos at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. (6/14/11)
  • Moderator, A World Human Rights Court: A Draft Statute, Human Rights Month at WCL, Washington, D.C. (6/9/11)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, at the Technical Consultation for States Parties regarding streamlining and strengthening the treaty body system, co-sponsored by the UN treaty bodies and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, moderating a panel on "Resourcing the Treaty Body System," Sion, Switzerland. (5/12-5/13/11)
  • Panelist, "Plenary Session - Pedagogy," International Association of Law Schools Conference on Teaching, Legal Education and Strategic Planning, hosted by the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (4/15/11)
  • Judge, White & Case International Championship Round of the 52nd Annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C. (3/26/11)
  • Moderator and participant, 13th Annual Grotius Lecture, "Harmony & Dissonance in International Law," cosponsored by WCL and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) during ASIL’s 105th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (3/23/11)
  • Co-organizer and Moderator, International Peer-to-Peer Exchange Meeting (3/17/11) and panel on "Promoting Safeguards through Detention Visits," at the conference on "Enhancing Visits to Places of Detention: Promoting Collaboration", cosponsored by American University Washington College of Law and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, Washington, D.C. (3/18/11)
  • Speaker, "Libertad de expressión en el sistema interamericano de Derechos Humanos," delivered at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Madrid, Spain. (1/31/2011)
  • Panelist, discussion on the official launch of the Poznan Statement on the Reforms of the U.N. Human Rights Treaty Body System, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations, New York, New York. (1/18/2011)
  • Panelist, "Core Values in Challenging Times - Transnational Perspectives: Part I and Part II," AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. (1/8/2011)
  • Panelist (via webcast), "Moving Towards a World Without Torture," International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) on the occasion of IRCT’s 25th anniversary, Copenhagen, Denmark. (12/10/10)
  • Moderator, "The Emergence of the Center for Law, Natural & Man Made Disasters," by Dean Roberto Aponte Toro of Universidad de Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C. (10/22/10)
  • Presented, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, to the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/19/10)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, at a meeting of experts to discuss Strengthening United Nations Human Rights Treaties Bodies, cosponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the University of Adam Mickiewicz Faculty of Law and Administration, and the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, Poznan, Poland. (9/28 – 9/29/10)
  • Panelist, "Freedom of Expression," Hemispheric Freedom Symposium, co-sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, and the Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA. (9/22/10)
  • Presented on "Los Derechos Humanos y el Terrorismo, Lógicas Contradictorias y el Futuro del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos" at the International Seminar on Human Rights and International Law of Armed Conflict, sponsored by the Colombian Joint National War College Office of the Academic Dean, Bogotá, Colombia. (8/27/10)
  • Panelist, "Corte Penal Internacional, Realidad y Desafíos", conference on Human Rights, University of Chile Faculty of Law in Santiago, Chile. (8/12/10)
  • Participated as an expert in a meeting with representatives of the Commission on Human Rights and Guarantees of the Congress of Argentina to discuss the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (8/10/10)
  • Panelist and lectured on "La contribución del Comité contra la Tortura de Naciones Unidas" at the two-day program "Fortalecimiento de la Prevención y Prohibición de la Tortura y Otros Tratos Crueles, Inhumanos o Degradantes" co-sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights South American Regional Office, the Association for the Prevention of Torture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Republic of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (8/10/10)
  • Organizer and chair of a plenary on the Prohibition Against Torture and Cultural Relativism for the XVIIIth International Congress of Comparative Law, Washington, D.C. (7/30/10)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, at the 22nd United Nations Meeting of Chairpersons, Brussels, Belgium. (7/1 - 7/2/10)
  • Participated, as chair of the UN Committee against Torture, in the Eleventh United Nations Inter-Committee Meeting of Human Rights Treaty Bodies, Geneva, Switzerland. (6/28-6/30/10)
  • Speaker at the International Service for Human Rights' Geneva Training Course on Treaty Monitoring Bodies and the Universal Periodic Review, Geneva, Switzerland. (5/11/10)
  • Participated in a Deans' Roundtable on "The International Legal System and its Place in the New Millennium" at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law, New York City, New York. (4/16/10)
  • Participated in the Miami Conference on "Practicing Law in an Interconnected World: Exploring Trends and Facilitating Dialogue" (sponsored by WCL in cooperation with AU's Kogod School of Business), serving as the facilitator of the discussion group on human rights and a discussant for the final session exploring the next steps in promoting interconnectedness in law practice, Miami, Florida. (4/8-4/10/10)
  • Keynote speaker at the Abravanel Foundation's Colloquium on "Legislación Antiterrorista y Derechos Humanos" (Antiterrorism Legislation and Human Rights), Buenos Aires, Argentina. (4/3/10)
  • Moderator, session on "New Voices II" in international law at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. (3/26/10)
  • Panelist, "Freedom of Expression in Venezuela: The Work of Student Activists, Journalists, Human Right Defenders and the International Community," organized by Venezuela Perspectives, Washington, D.C. (3/25/10)
  • Participated in a Meeting of Experts on Freedom of Expression in the Americas, co-sponsored by the United Nations and the Organization of American States, moderating a panel on "Vulnerable Groups, Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and the Fight against Discrimination," Washington, D.C. (3/19/10)
  • Luncheon speaker for "Litigation before International Human Rights Tribunals: Law School Opportunities and Existing Initiatives in the Americas," which brought together human rights clinics throughout South, Central and North America and was cosponsored by Utrecht University and the Network of Latin American Public Interest Clinics, at Washington, D.C. (3/18/10)
  • Participated in a Roundtable on Impact Litigation at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, organized by the Centre of Human Rights of the University of Pretoria and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional Studies, Johannesburg, South Africa. (3/11/10)
  • Presented a lecture to the University of Pretoria Human Rights LLM Program regarding the prohibition of torture under international law, Pretoria, South Africa. (3/10/10).
  • Co-organizer and Moderator, "Strengthening the Prohibition Against Torture: The Evolution of the UN Committee against Torture," cosponsored by WCL and Amnesty International, where he moderated a panel on "Ensuring Reparations for Victims of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment," Washington, D.C. (3/2/10)
  • Panelist, ABA Mid-Term Deans' Workshop on "Making it Happen: Ways to Avoid Getting 'Bogged Down,' " Orlando, Florida. (2/6/10)
  • Moderator and commentator, "Special Mandates on Freedom of Expression: Ten Key Threats to this Fundamental Right," which included panelists Catalina Botero (Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, IACHR), Frank La Rue (Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, OHCHR), and Toby Mendel (Senior Legal Counselor, Article 19 (Global Campaign for Freedom of Expression)), at WCL. (2/3/10)
  • Panelist, "The Role of Law Schools and Law School Leadership in a Changing World," AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1/10/10)
  • Co-organizer and moderator, Extended Program of the AALS Committee on International Cooperation with panels on "Sharing Opportunities to Promote International Cooperation Among Law Schools" and on "International Cooperation to Create Opportunities for Students" (served as moderator of the latter panel), and a Roundtable Discussion on Comparative Scholarship, AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (1/7/10)
  • Organized and participated in a visit to Chile with AU Provost to sign an exchange agreement to receive Chilean students and to strengthen and develop programs with Chilean universities. (1/5-1/6/10)
  • Participant and Panelist, "Complementarity in Complaints Mechanisms: Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Jurisprudence," at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' two-day program on "Enhancing Cooperation Between Regional and International Mechanisms for the Promotion and Protection for Human Rights: A Regional Consultation for the Americas," held at the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (12/8-12/9/09)
  • Panelist, "Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century," co-hosted by WCL and the American University Museum, Washington, D.C. (11/24/09)
  • Participated, in the capacity as member of the Judging Panel for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights' RFK Human Rights Award, at the White House ceremony presenting the 2009 RFK Human Rights Award, Washington, D.C. (11/23/09)
  • Presented on the Prohibition of Torture to the Global Leadership Fellows of the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. (11/17/09)
  • Presented, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, to the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Third Committee, addressing the work of the UN Committee against Torture, New York, New York. (10/20/09)
  • Speaker, "A United Front Against Torture: Challenges and the Way Forward," sponsored by the Association for the Prevention of Torture and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, New York, New York. (10/20/09)
  • Keynote speaker at the University of Monterrey's International Conference on Legal Education entitled "Los Retos de la Enseñanza del Derecho" ("The Challenges of Legal Education") to the university community, as well as managers and academics from various Mexican educational institutions, Monterrey, Mexico. (10/15/09)
  • Panelist, "Binding Mechanisms of the United Nations for the Protection of Human Rights and the Elderly" at the Pan-American Health Organization's Third Monitoring Meeting on the Brasilia Declaration for the Rights of Elderly Persons held at the Comision Economica para America Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Santiago, Chile. (10/5/09)
  • Presented on "Theory and Practice: The Inter-American System of Human Rights" at the LatCrit Conference, Washington, D.C. (10/3/09)
  • Participated in the IALS Constitutional Law Conference, Washington, D.C. (9/11/09)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, at the 21st United Nations Meeting of Chairpersons, Geneva, Switzerland. (7/2 - 7/3/09)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United nations Committee against Torture, in the preparatory meeting for second session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues addressing the theme of "Minorities and Political Participation," Geneva, Switzerland. (7/3/09)
  • Participated, in the capacity as chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture, in the Ninth United Nations Inter-Committee Meeting of Human Rights Treaty Bodies on enhancing the effectiveness of treaty bodies in Geneva, Switzerland. (6/29 - 7/1/09)
  • Keynote speaker at Tel Aviv University's Second Annual Public International Interest Law Conference on "The Use of International Human Rights Law in Global Public Interest Lawyering," Tel Aviv, Israel. (6/23/09)
  • Presented a lecture to Fribourg University law students on the UN Committee against Torture, in Fribourg, Switzerland. (5/5/09)
  • Lectured on "The Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights" at the University of Puerto Rico Law School, Puerto Rico. (2/27/09)
  • Lectured on the "Challenges to Legal Education in the 21st Century" at the University of Puerto Rico Law School, Puerto Rico. (2/26/09)
  • Co-organizer and Panelist, "International Conference on the Prevention of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment," cosponsored by WCL and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, where he spoke on domestic incorporation of obligations under the UN Convention against Torture, Washington, D.C. (2/23/09)
  • Distinguished Lecture, "Challenges to the Inter-American System of Human Rights," cosponsored by the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice and the Centre for Transnational Law & Justice, at the University of Windsor, Canada. (2/18/09)
  • Panelist, "Creating New 'Products'" for a plenary session panel on "Strategy and Marketing, Re-branding a Law School" at the 38th Annual ABA Deans' Workshop, Scottsdale, Arizona. (1/27/09)
  • Moderator, "The Role of Law Schools in the Promotion of Human Rights and Legal Curricular Reform Abroad," at the AALS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (1/10/09)
  • Presented on "The Evolution of the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights within the Framework of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man," at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the Office of the Attorney General, Bogotá, Colombia. (12/10/08)
  • Speaker at the International Service for Human Rights' Geneva Training Course on Treaty Monitoring Bodies, Geneva, Switzerland. (11/11/08)
  • Moderator, The Scope of Reparations: Challenges in Defining their Scope and Guaranteeing their Enforcement, at the MacArthur International Justice Lecture Series at WCL. (10/20/08)
  • Presented on "Challenges for Human Rights in the Western Hemisphere: The Role of the Inter-American System" for Hispanic Heritage Month, at the Office of the Attorney General, Washington, D.C. (9/30/08)
  • Panelist on "Monitoring Places of Detention to Prevent Torture" for an international seminar on "The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Federal States: Challenges and Possible Solutions," Buenos Aires, Argentina. (9/25/08)
  • Presented "Dealing with Gross and Systematic Violations of Human Rights under the Inter-American Human Rights System: The Standards of Proof" at the Latin American and European Network on Human Rights" annual network meeting on "The Role of Latin America in International Criminal Justice," held at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. (9/17/08)
  • Delivered the Wei Lun Public Lecture Series on "The Human Rights System of the Americas: Challenges for the Future" at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (9/1 - 9/7/08)
  • Moderator, "Internationalization of Legal Education: Best Practices for International Programs," at the Annual SEALS Conference, Florida. (7/31/08)
  • Speaker, the American Jewish Committee event to commemorate the 14th anniversary of AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina), North Miami Beach, Florida. (7/17 -7/18/08)
  • Lectured on "The Future of the Inter-American Human Rights System" at the LeadAmerica leadership conference at American University. (6/16/08)
  • Participated in First General Assembly meeting of the International Association of Law Schools in Montreal, Canada. (5/29 - 5/31/08)
  • Panelist, DC Hispanic Bar's Luncheon Series on Strategies for Getting a Law School Teaching Job, Washington, D.C. (5/20/08)
  • Panelist, The Role of the Law School in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights, where he lectured on impact litigation. (4/22/08)
  • Panelist, joint conference with Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina on "Impact Litigation as a Means to Protect Human Rights." (4/4/08)
  • Participant in a joint workshop on freedom of expression with the Impact Litigation Project and Universidad Diego Portales in Chile. (3/31/08)
  • Opening Remarks, "Legal Education in the 21st Century," and Moderator, "Immigration: Current Problems and their Legal Regulation," at the Universidad Carlos III, in Madrid, Spain. (3/14/08)
  • Presenter, "Looking at the 2008-2012 PAHO Strategic Plan from a Human Rights Perspective," and introduction of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health as part of the Staff Development Initiative at the Pan-American Health Organization. (3/5/08)
  • Moderator, "The Prohibition of Torture Within the Context of Emergency Situations," at WCL. (3/4/08)
  • Panelist, "Freedom of Thought and Expression in the Americas," at the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the Organization of American States. (2/28/08)
  • Delivered keynote address to a delegation of visitors from the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program participating in a project entitled, "Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law." (2/25/08)
  • Panelist, "Independence of the Media: Censorship, Violence, and Freedom of Expression" at University of Virginia School of Law's John Bassett Moore Society of International Law Symposium entitled "Left Turn: The Rise of the Left in Latin America and Its Implications for International Law." (2/22/08)
  • Panelist, "From Scholarship and Teaching to Action and Change" as part of the AU Inauguration Celebration, American University. (2/4/08)
  • Lectured on "Human Rights in the Americas" at the Inter-American Defense College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Annapolis, MD. (1/23/08)
  • Panelist on "Case Law, Problem, Lecture, Simulation and Other Techniques" for a panel on "Enriching the Law School Curriculum in an Increasingly Inter-Related World - Learning from Each Other," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New York City. (1/6/08)
  • Organized and moderated a panel on "Service," and coordinated the day-long events for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Committee on International Cooperation Program on International Cooperation and the Role of U.S. Law Schools, at the AALS Annual Meeting, New York City. (1/3/08)
  • Headed a WCL delegation that traveled to Lima, Peru, to consult with the Universidad del Pacifico on the development of a new law school. (12/11-12/12/07)
  • Presented on "La Causa de los Derechos Humanos: Un Tema Ambivalente para las Comunidades Judías" ("The Human Rights Cause: An Ambivalent Theme for Jewish Communities") at a working luncheon for Taller de Activismo Politico (Workshop on Political Activism) of the American Jewish Committee's Latino and Latin America Institute, Hollywood, FL. (12/8/07)
  • Lectured on "The Role of the Victim and of the IACHR before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights," at the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (12/6/07)
  • Keynote speaker at the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition's Annual Event, where WCL's International Human Rights Law Clinic received the "Coalition Partner of the Year" Award. (12/5/07)
  • Presented the Simón Bolívar Democracy and Human Rights Lecture at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Ft. Benning, GA. (11/28/07)
  • Presented the 2007 Josephine Onoh Lecture at the University of Hull Law School, United Kingdom, on "The Future of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights." (11/9/07)
  • Panelist, "The Role of CAT Individual Communications in the Inter-American Context," at the World Organization Against Torture's OMCT Complaints Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland. (11/6/07)
  • Lectured for a course on the Inter-American and Universal Systems for the Protection of Human Rights, as part of a training program of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the International Service for Human Rights. (10/9/07)
  • Participated in the First Meeting of International and Regional Courts of Justice in the World with the theme "Justice, Integration, and Human Rights" in Managua, Nicaragua (10/4-10/5/07)
  • Participated in a panel discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on constitutional reform in the Dominican Republic, Washington, D.C. (9/18/07)
  • Participated as a faculty member at the International Human Rights Academy 2007, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (08/07)
  • Moderated "Session on Human Rights and Democracy" at the conference Democracy Bridge: Multilateral Regional Efforts for Promotion and Defense of Democracy in Africa and the Americas, sponsored by the Organization of American States and the African Union, in Washington, D.C. (7/11-7/12/07)
  • Presented on "The Rule of Law, Human Rights and the Private Sector" at an informal meeting of the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY (7/10/07)
  • Participated in an Expert Meeting on the "United Nations Treaty Body System," convened by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Berlin, Germany (7/1-7/3/07)
  • Presented on "International Standards for Freedom of Expression" at the Segundo Encuentro de Portavoces de Gobierno de los Estados Miembros de la OEA (2nd Meeting of Government Spokespersons of the OAS Member States), Montevideo, Uruguay (6/14-6/15/07)
  • Moderator for "The Current Status of the Prosecutor's Office Before the International Criminal Court," a presentation by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo, at the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, WCL, Washington, D.C. (6/8/07)
  • Panelist, "The Fight Against Crime and Corruption," at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Santiago, Chile (4/25-4/26/07)
  • Presented the highlight lecture at "The Future of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights," Florida International University College of Law's 2007 Spring Colloquia (3/30/07)
  • Presented opening remarks at "Access to Justice in the Americas," a conference organized by the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. (3/8/07)
  • Panelist, Pathways to Employment in International Law, at the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C. (2/27/07)
  • Presented a paper, "Beyond Borders in the Classroom: The Possibility of Transnational Legal Education," at an international legal education conference at the University of Ritsumeiken School of Law, Kyoto, Japan. (2/9/07)
  • Participated as a panelist on "Regional Standards and Mechanisms to Combat Discrimination and to Protect the Rights of Minorities," at an expert seminar convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues at OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (1/29-1/30/07)
  • Panelist on "Human Rights in the Americas" at the Inter-American Defense College, Annapolis, MD (1/16/07)
  • Organized and moderated the 2007 AALS Annual Meeting Plenary Panel on "Human Rights and Legal Education," Washington, D.C. (1/4/07)
  • Panelist on "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Deployment of Human Rights (Focus on Latin America in the 1970s and 80s)" at the Life and Legacy of George Lister Conference on Reconsidering Human Rights, Democracy and U.S. Foreign Policy, The University of Texas School of Law's Rapoport Center For Human Rights and Justice. (12/2/06)
  • Panelist on "New Developments in International Human Rights Law" at the American Branch of the International Law Association's International Law Weekend 2006 in New York City. (10/28/06)
  • Panelist on "Freedom of Thought and Expression in the Americas" in a Special Session, on that topic, of the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs in Washington, DC. (10/26/06)
  • Participated in an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' hearing on a petition against Mexico (Braulio Paredes Núñez) involving the unpunished murder of an 18-year-old boy. (10/23/06)
  • Participated in an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' hearing on a case against Brazil (Caso Castelinho) for the summary execution of 12 individuals in a questionable police operation. (10/19/06)
  • Speaker on the importance of public service at America's law schools at the launch of the "E-Guide" by Equal Justice Works. Washington, D.C. (10/18/06)
  • Panelist on "Strategies to Prevent and Impose Sanctions Against Terrorism While Respecting Human Rights" during a three day international seminar on Terrorism and Human Rights at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. (9/13/06)
  • Keynote speaker at the Supreme Court in Lima, Peru, on "The Future of the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights." (8/28/06)
  • Panelist on "Humanitarian Issues: Global Justice" at the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. (8/11/06)
  • Speaker on "Judicial Reform in Latin America" at a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. (6/7/06)
  • Panelist on "Regional Human Rights Institutions: Securing Human Rights" at the 72nd Biennial Conference of the International Law Association in Canada. (6/6/06)
  • Addressed Washington, D.C. high school students about the judiciary and public policy through the Close Up Foundation. (4/17/06)
  • Panelist on "The University: A Factory to Create Jobs?" for Espacio 2006, a central medium for debate and reflection in Mexico. (4/3-4/7/06)
  • Gave panel remarks on "Democracy, Economic Development and Human Rights" at the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Spain. (3/22-3/24/06)
  • Participated in the AALS Annual Meeting on a panel concerning "Techniques to Internationalize the First Year Curriculum," in Washington, D.C. (Spring 2006)
  • Spoke on "AIMA Bombing Case" at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. (1/31/06)
  • Lectured on "Human Rights in the Americas" at the Inter-American Defense College at Fort Lesley J. McNair. (1/17/06)
  • Lectured on "Freedom of Expression in Chile" at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. (January 2006)
  • Panelist on "Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Western Hemisphere" at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. (January 2006)
  • Taught a course on Economic and Commercial Organization and Freedoms at the Hague Academy of International Law External Programme in Lima, Peru. (December 2005)
  • Panelist on International Commercial Arbitration, D.C. office of Arnold & Porter. (November 2005)
  • Keynote speaker at 12th Annual International Law Career Forum at WCL. (10/30/05)
  • Participated in the National Latino/a Law Students' Association Conference, serving as a panelist on "Latinos in the Global Political Environment" (10/21/05) and helping to lead a seminar/workshop on the Inter-American Human Rights System. (10/22/05)
  • Lectured on an Introduction to the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights, with the training program on the Inter-American and Universal Systems, with International Service for Human Rights, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and WCL. (10/11/05)
  • Lectured to the Heads of Jamaica's Means of Communication and their lawyers on freedom of expression in the Inter-American system. (9/16/05)
  • Lectured at the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in Peru on the Inter-American System of Human Rights. (9/1-9/2/05)
  • Lectured on "The Inter-American System of Human Rights" at the Department of Defense Command and General Staff Course, Fort Benning, Georgia. (8/25/05)
  • Keynote speaker: "Challenges Posed by Globalization," at the 2nd International Legal Education Conference, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. (7/4/05)
  • Keynote speaker for the Inter American Press Association Conference on Freedom of Expression in Chile. (6/13/05)
  • Panelist on the comparison of penal procedures in the U.S. and Chile, at American-Chilean Chamber of Trade. (6/9/05)
  • Attended General Assembly of the OAS as President of COLAM (the College of the Americas); participated in dialogue with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 34 countries of the Americas that are members of the OAS. (6/4-6/7/05)
  • Panelist on "Access to Justice for Women in the Inter-American System," OAS. (4/20/05)
  • Moderated "Fifth Annual Deans/Practitioners Roundtable: Teach and Training Lawyers for Asian Practice," and panelist, "International Fora for Practicing Human Rights: What are the Options?," ABA Section on International Law Annual Meeting. (4/14-4/20/05)
  • Panelist on Inter American Press Association event, "Press Freedom in the U.S. Today," JW Marriott, Washington, D.C. with hosted reception at the Library of Congress. (4/12/05)
  • Keynote speaker at "International Disability Rights: An Overview & Comparative Analysis of International & National Initiatives to Promote & Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," a workshop presented by the Law Library of Congress and the Center for International Rehabilitation, in cooperation with the Friends of the Law Library of Congress; the American Association of Law Libraries' Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section; the American Society of International Law; and the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (3/30/05)
  • Keynote speaker for two events on "The Challenges of Globalization," UNISUL (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina), Brazil. (3/14-3/15/05)
  • Taught a Special Course on the "Inter-American Human Rights System, Its History and Future," First Advanced Seminar for Inter-American Civil Servants, organized by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Costa Rica. (3/10/05)
  • Lectured at the Wilton Park Conference on "What future policies for protecting human rights?" in West Sussex, UK. (January 2005)
  • Panelist on "Techniques Available to Incorporate Transnational Components into Traditional Law School Courses; clinical Legal Education and Language Training; Dual J.D. Semester Abroad Programs and Other Cooperative Agreements as part of a panel, "Educating Lawyers for Transnational Challenges," AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco. (January 2005)
  • Lectured on the AMIA case before the Jewish Federation of Washington. (December 2004)
  • Keynote speaker on "Global Challenges and International Law," Conference on Trafficking and Human Security," University of Ritsumekan in Kyoto, Japan. (12/8/04)
  • Attended the New York State Bar Association's International Law and Practice Section's 2004 Fall Meeting in Santiago, Chile on "Free Trade and Beyond: Legal Challenges for the Americas". At the same meeting, co-chaired a program entitled "Universal Criminal Jurisdiction and its Consequences for the Corporate World" and spoke on the liability of corporations in cases of human rights violations and, in particular, on the Alien Torts Claims Act of 1789 and its evolving jurisprudence. (11/9-11/14/04)
  • Keynote speaker and panelist on "Freedom of Expression and Hidden Cameras," Inter American Press Association, Antigua, Guatemala. (10/25/04)
  • Lectured at the law school of Monterrey Tech on "The Future of Inter-American Protection of Human Rights." (10/22/04)
  • Featured in the Legal Times regarding his appointment by the AALS to be on a planning committee for an International Association of Law Schools. (9/27/04)
  • Lectured at Sheridan Circle as part of the "Annual Sheridan Circle Memorial," organized by the Institute for Policy Studies to commemorate the terrorist attack that took the life of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt. Other speakers included the Ambassador of Chile, Andres Bianchi, the former Ambassador of the U.S. to Chile, John O'Leary. (9/19/04)
  • Moderated "International Law in the Domestic Realm: The Role of the Judiciary," Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting, Kiawah Island, SC. (7/30-8/5/04)
  • Moderated "Current Human Rights Challenges for the United Nations," WCL Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. (6/9/04)
  • Chaired panel on "Is there a curricular core for the transnational lawyer?" Conference on Educating Lawyers for Transnational Challenges, organized by the AALS, Hawaii. (5/26-5/29/04)
  • Keynote speaker on Supervision in International Law before the inaugural meeting of the principals of the various accountability mechanisms of the international financial and related institutions, The World Bank. (5/20/04)
  • Panelist and conference lecturer at "Freedom of the Press in the Americas" Hemisphere Summit of National Congresses, held at the Mayflower Hotel and at the Library of Congress. The event was cosponsored by WCL, the Inter American Press Association, the Society of Inter-American Press and the Law Library of Congress. (5/9-5/11/04)
  • Panelist on "The Impact of Human Rights Activism on State Behavior," "Human Rights in the International System: Enforcing Global Governance," Latin America Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (4/13/04)
  • Chaired panel on NAFTA as a Human Rights Treaty, "NAFTA Investment Law and Arbitration: The Early Years," WCL. (3/22/04)
  • Keynote speaker at the Meeting of the Inter American Press Association, Los Cabos, Mexico, regarding the impact of the Chapultepec Declaration on freedom of expression in the hemisphere. (3/12/04)
  • Lectured on human rights and prior informed consent at "Prior Informed Consent: Emergencies as a Principle in International Law and Challenges of Implementation at International, National, and Local Levels," WCL. (3/2/04)
  • Lectured to the new members of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights regarding experiences as former President and Commissioner. (2/26/04)
  • Lectured at the Inter-American Defense College on the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights. (2/26/04)
  • Panelist at the ABA Conference "Free Trade and the Environment: Doing Business in the Americas after the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement," in Santiago, Chile. (1/20/04)
  • Keynote speaker at a panel on Free Trade Agreements, U.S. Embassy, Santiago, Chile. (1/21/04)
  • Panelist at the Washington Jewish Film Festival commenting on two films, "Asesino" and "Born in Buenos Aires." (12/7/03)
  • Keynote speaker at the Georgetown Speaker Series on the future of protection of human rights. (12/10/03)
  • Roundtable chair on "Anne Frank and the Tradition of Human Rights," Congress of Chile. (12/2/03)
  • Keynote speaker on "The Importance of Becoming Involved in the Inter-American System," at the Inter-American Bar Association's Fifth Annual Fall Social. (11/4/03)
  • Lectured on the AMIA case in Argentina at Dickinson School of Law - The Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (10/30/03)
  • Keynote speaker at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo on the "Protection of Human Rights of Vulnerable Groups in the Inter-American System." (September 2003)
  • Panelist on "New Challenges for International Law in the 21st Century," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida. (July 2003)
  • Keynote speaker at the 2003 Spring Meeting of the Section of International Law and Practice, ABA on "Human Rights: The Business of All Lawyers." (May 2003)
  • Speaker at the UNESCO "Seminario Internacional sobre Educación Superior en Derechos Humanos en América Latina y el Caribe" (International Seminar on Higher Education in Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean), in Mexico City, Mexico. (May 2003)
  • Panelist at the "Conferencia Judicial sobre Libertad de Prensa en Chile," (Judicial Conference on Freedom of the Press in Chile) held by the Inter American Press Association in Santiago, Chile. (5/15/03)
  • Keynote speaker at the 2003 Spring Meeting of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association on "Human Rights: The Business of All Lawyers." (5/8/03)
  • Roundtable organizer and panelist in discussion held by the ABA with law school deans and practitioners on developing a curriculum to educate and train transnational lawyers. (5/7/03)
  • Chair, Accreditation Committee for Middle States Commission on Higher Education for the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law. (March 2003)
  • Guest speaker at the Fred J. Hansen Institute of Peace Studies lecture series at San Diego State University. (February 2003)
  • Led a Breakout Session entitled "Changes at a Global Level-Post 9/11/01" at the ABA Mid-Year Deans' Meeting in Seattle, Washington. (February 2003)
  • Moderator and organizer of a plenary panel entitled, "The Impact of Globalization on Human Rights," at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools with panelists including Dean Tom Farer, University of Denver, Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University, Judge Patricia Wald and Aryeh Neier. (January 2003)
  • Lectured at the 30th Session of the External Programme of the Hague Academy of International Law in Mexico. (October 2002)
  • Roundtable panelist at the 15th Annual Judicial Conference for the United States Court of Federal Claims regarding "Suing the Sovereign" in Latin America. (10/4/02)
  • Guest speaker at the Inter-American Defense College seminar on "Global Threats and Hemispheric Security," regarding corruption in the public and private sector in Latin America. (9/18/02)
  • Profiled in El Nacional article, "Claudio Grossman: La Democracia Venezolana está Deteriorada" (Venezuela's Democracy is Deteriorated) (May 2002)
  • Invited member of the Association of American Law Schools' International Conference Planning Committee to organize a conference entitled "Training for a Transnational Law Practice." (May 2002)
  • Lectured at the Institute for International Political Studies on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. (May 2002)
  • Participated in a meeting sponsored by the Inter-American Dialogue entitled "Advancing Democracy through Press Freedom in the Americas." (April 2002)
  • Participated in a dialogue involving the Nicaraguan government and the Awas Tingni Tribe concerning the demarcation of sacred lands of the Awas Tingni in Nicaragua as a representative of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (April 2002)
  • Keynote commencement speaker at the University Ibañez, Chile. (April 2002)
  • Organized a conference entitled "Indigenous People: Challenges for the 21st Century." Moderated a panel on Indigenous Women's Rights. (April 2002)
  • Keynote Speaker at a conference entitled "Western Hemispheric Integration, Democracy and the Rule of Law" at the University of Iowa College of Law. (April 2002)
  • Lectured at Howard University on the state of education in international law. (March 2002)
  • Panelist at the conference entitled "Public Interest Lawyering at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Look at How Lawyers Change the World in their Unique Cultures and Legal Systems." (March 2002)
  • Lectured on "Participación de Niños en Conflictos Armados y su Protección" (Participation of Children in Armed Conflicts and their Protection) at a conference "La Promoción y el Respeto del Derecho Internacional Humanitario" (The Promotion and Respect of International Humanitarian Law). (March 2002)
  • Keynote Speaker at conference entitled "Reforma Judicial y Libertad de Expresión" (Judicial Reform and Freedom of Expression) at the Colegio de Abogados de Honduras. (February 2002)
  • Keynote Speaker at the Convention 2002: Five Pillars of Conservative Judaism. (February 2002)
  • Presented at "An International Symposium: The Helena Lewin Chair for Latin American Studies" at the University of Haifa, Israel. (January 2002)
  • Organized and moderated a panel at the annual AALS meeting entitled "Human Rights and Legal Education in the Western Hemisphere" for deans from Latin American, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. (January 2002)
  • Presented at the annual AALS meeting addressing the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers. (January 2002)
  • Participated in Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' in loco visit to Colombia. (December 2001)
  • Presented closing arguments to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the reparations phase of the Bamaca-Velasquez case. (November 2001)
  • Keynote Speaker on "Human Rights Protections for the Mentally Ill: Contributions of the Organizations of the American States" at the Mental Health in the Americas: Partnering for Progress. (November 2001)
  • Lectured at the Inter-American Defense College on the impact of the United Nations in the world. (October 2001)
  • Lectured at the ABA's Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness regarding the law school's Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program. (October 2001)
  • Moderated a panel at the Latin American Studies Association 2001 XXIII International Congress entitled "Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Implications of the Pinochet and the Argentine Cases." (September 2001)
  • Participated in "The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" in Durban, South Africa as President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (September 2001)
  • Video-conference with the Universidad de Chile for an event entitled "Seminario de Derechos Humanos y Sociedad" (Seminar on Human Rights and Society) (August 2001)
  • Presented a Special Course on the Inter-American Human Rights System in Suriname. (August 2001)
  • Lectured at the XXVIII Curso De Direito Internacional in Brazil as President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. (August 2001)
  • Keynote speaker at a human rights conference hosted by El Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (July 2001)
  • Presented the annual report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States in Costa Rica. (June 2001)
  • Lectured at The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law about The Inter-American Human Rights System. The Academy was the first in the world to offer all its courses in English and Spanish. (June 2001)
  • Moderated panel on the death penalty in the United States, marking the 25th anniversary of the Gregg v. Georgia decision, cosponsored by WCL and Amnesty International. (May 2001)
  • Participated in Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' in loco visit to Chile. (April 2001)
  • Presented the Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to the Committee on Legal and Political Affairs of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States. (April 2001)
  • Lectured on Fundamental Human Rights and the Free Trade Area of the Americas at the "Inter-American Cooperation: Beyond Free Trade" Conference in Quebec. (April 2001)
  • Represented the Inter-American Human Rights Commission at the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, Canada. (April 2001)
  • Presented at the Seminar entitled "Las Comisiones de la Verdad y los Nuevos Desafios en la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos" (The Truth Commissions and the New Challenges in the Promotion of Human Rights) at Diego Portales University in Chile. (April 2001)
  • Moderated panel on universal jurisdiction of cases involving crimes against humanity committed by government leaders at "The Pinochet Precedent" conference, cosponsored by WCL and the Institute of Policy Studies. (March 2001)
  • Keynote Speaker on the freedom of the press at the Inter American Press Association Meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil, helping to draft The Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression. (March 2001)
  • Lectured at the opening of the course for ombudsman in Costa Rica. (March 2001)
  • Panelist for discussion regarding Equality Decisions of the D.C. Circuit for the Symposium Celebrating the D.C. Circuit's Bicentennial. (March 2001)
  • Panelist on U.S. Foreign Policy towards Latin America at the Latino-Jewish Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. (March 2001)
  • Moderated panel on the legal and constitutional changes needed to expand freedom of the press at the Conference on Advancing Democracy through Press Freedom in the Americas, held by the Inter-American Dialogue. (January 2001)
  • Lectured on "Modificación de la Convención Americana de Derechos Humanos: debilitamiento o fortalecimiento del Sistema?" (Modification of the American Convention of Human Rights: Weakening or Strengthening of the System?) at the Conference on El Fortalecimiento del Sistema de Derechos Humanos (The Strengthening of the Human Rights System) hosted at the Organization of American States. (December 2000)
  • Lectured before the Israeli-Chile Institute of Culture regarding the effect that the 2000 American presidential election issues could have on Chile. (November 2000)
  • Lectured before the Palazio Aritzia for the Institute of Science of the University of Chile on the challenges globalization will present to the legal profession. (November 2000)
  • Lectured on globalization's impact on human rights standards to a conference held at the Diplomatic Academy in Chile. (November 2000)
  • Panelist on the "Enhancement of United Nations and other International Mechanisms to Deal with Racism and Xenophobia" at the Interagency Task Force meeting for the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. (November 2000)
  • Moderated panel of experts on the issue of "Consent and Compliance" and the AALS Workshop on Human Rights in Alexandria, Virginia. (October 2000)
  • Panelist on the issue of Access to Justice during the Inter-American Dialogue Conference. (September 2000)
  • Lectured at the 100th Anniversary Commemoration for the Founding of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Presented speech on global legal education at the Ritsumeikan University 100th Anniversary Symposium on Law and Politics in the 21st Century regarding human rights. (September 2000)
  • Panelist on human rights at the Inter-American Defense College Seminar on Human Rights, hosted at WCL. (September 2000)
  • Participated in the Curso Interdisciplinario en Derechos Humanos (Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights), "Administración de la Justicia desde la perspectiva del sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos a la luz de las resoluciones de sus organos" (The Administration of Justice from the Perspective of the Inter-American Human Rights System in Light of the Resolutions of its Organs) in Costa Rica. (August 2000)
  • Keynote Speaker about improvements in the prevention of human rights abuses to the B'nai B'rith International meeting. (August 2000)
  • Lectured at a conference in Santiago Chile "Entrega del Anuario de Filosofía Jurídica Y Social #17" (Delivery of the Annual Review of Juridical and Social Philosophy #17) of a speech entitled "Relación entre el derecho internacional y derechos nacionales en la hora actual" (Relationship between International and Domestic Law in the Present Time) (July 2000)
  • Panelist on "Challenges for Human Rights" at the ABA Annual Meeting in London - "Perspectives on Priorities in the New Millennium." (July 2000)
  • Panelist at the World Bank Conference, "The Gender Dimension of Human Rights: A Development Perspective," speaking on the legal and institutional framework for protecting and promoting women's human rights in the Inter-American System. (June 2000)
  • Represented the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Windsor, Canada. (June 2000)
  • Panelist at the Conference on Criminal Defamation in Latin America, sponsored by the Committee to Protect Journalists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (June 2000)
  • Lectured at a conference hosted by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, on "The Inter-American System for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights" in Brazil. (June 2000)
  • Panelist on "International Law and Human Rights" at the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). (June 2000)
  • Participated in the Association of American Law Schools' Conference of International Legal Educators in Florence, Italy, including serving as a panelist on student exchange and cooperation and moderating a panel on institutional change. (May 2000)
  • Panelist on "International Legal Issues" during the United States Southern Command Third Annual Symposium on Defense and Security Issues. (April 2000)
  • Participant at the "Deans' Roundtable" regarding international legal education during the ABA's 2000 Spring Meeting. (April 2000)
  • Lectured at "Meeting of Experts on Trafficking of Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation in the Americas" held at the Organization of American States. (April 2000)
  • Panelist on "The History of International Law: Universality and Particularity" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). (April 2000)
  • Presented on the issue of foreigners and amnesty at the conference "Amnesty and Impunity in the Latin American Peace Process," sponsored by the U.S. State Department. (March 2000)
  • Presented on "Human Rights Protection during States of Emergency" as part of the "Domestic Application of International Law: Guatemala and International Human Rights Protections" conference at WCL. (March 2000)
  • Panelist on two expert panels at the "Seminario Internacional en Materia de Derechos Humanos" ("International Seminar on the Subject of Human Rights"), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (March 2000)
  • Lectured at the Institute for International Studies at the University of Chile in Santiago on the future of the Inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights. (March 2000)
  • Lectured on "Global Justice from a Human Rights Perspective" at the Humphrey Seminar for American University's Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program. (February 2000)
  • Participated in an Experts' Meeting on the Future of the Inter-American System on Human Rights, in Costa Rica. (February 2000)
  • Hosted and moderated a program at the Organization of American States for the AALS Annual Meeting, entitled "Globalization and the Role of Law Schools in the Western Hemisphere." (January 2000)
  • Lectured on "Building the World Community: Challenges for Legal Education" at the Association of American Law Schools' Annual Meeting. (January 2000)
  • Gave remarks at the Gala Inauguration of the International Symposium of Jurists on Human and Civil Rights, held in the Chagall Hall of the Knesset Building in Jerusalem, Israel. (December 1999)
  • Speaker at the "Legal Pro Bono in Israel: Opportunities and Strategies" program, sponsored by the New Israel Fund as part of the 15th Anniversary of the Israeli Civil Rights Program, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (December 1999)
  • Panelist at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the American Convention on Human Rights. (November 1999)
  • Chaired "Expert Roundtable: A Hemispheric Approach to Corruption" at WCL. (November 1999)
  • Keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of the Center for the Freedom of the Press in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (November 1999)
  • Keynote speaker at the United Nation's Judicial Colloquium on the Application of International Human Rights Law at the Domestic Level regarding "Domestic Violence in International Law and the Inter-American System" in Vienna, Austria. (October 1999)
  • Presented at the 55th General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Society on "Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists." (October 1999)
  • Interdisciplinary roundtable participant, sponsored by Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program, on "The Role of the University in the Human Rights Movement." (September 1999)
  • Participated in the seminar of the Global Progress Commission held at Georgetown University, focusing on the relationships and dialogue between Europe, North America, and Latin America. (July 1999)
  • Spoke at the International Law Institute seminar on "Counter Terrorism Strategies for the 21st Century," held by the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies. (August 1999)
  • Participated on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the General Assembly of the OAS in Guatemala. (June 1999)
  • Presented at the World Bank on "Civil Society and Governance: Building Trust Networks." (June 1999)
  • Master of Ceremonies at the 15th Anniversary Awards Dinner for Ayuda, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal services to low income immigrant communities. (June 1999)
  • Fund for Peace Foreign Policy Roundtable participant, on the roles of corporate and human rights communities in fighting corruption, at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. (May 1999)
  • Hosted and participated in the College of the Americas Board of Directors meeting. (April 1999)
  • Presented at the Free Trade in the Americas conference hosted by the Institute for International Studies at the University of Chile in Santiago. (April 1999)
  • Panel presentation on the "Role of Lawyers in the 21st Century" at a conference held by the Institute for International Studies at the University of Chile in Santiago. (April 1999)
  • Opening remarks at the Grotius Lecture at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The lecture was cohosted by WCL and ASIL. (May 1999)
  • Lectured on issues of international human rights law and refugee protection and moderated a panel at the conference "Asylum and Refugee Law: National and International Perspectives" which took place at the WCL in cooperation with the Federal Bar Association. (March 1999)
  • Lectured at a conference sponsored by the Society for International Development, entitled "Human Rights and Human Development: Challenges in Forging a New Partnership." (March 1999)
  • Panelist at the Conference on Graduate Legal Education for Foreign Lawyers at Duke University School of Law. (March 1999)
  • Keynote speaker: "International Human Rights Law in the 21stCentury and the Pinochet Case," at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Law Union of Ontario in Toronto. (February 1999)
  • Convened Deans of the Hemisphere meeting as Chair of the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. (January 1999)
  • Panelist on "Politics, Law and Communication as Drivers in Globalization" at the American University College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Colloquium. (December 1998)
  • Panelist on the "Inter-American Perspective and Human Rights" at the International Academic Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in The Netherlands. (December 1998)
  • Presented a paper at an international symposium organized by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Latin American Jewish Congress, on "Combating Poverty in Latin America at the Close of the Millennium." The paper, presented in both English and Spanish, was entitled "The Future of the Inter-American System for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights." (December 1998)
  • Traveled to Peru to conduct on-site visit to assess the human rights situation for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. While in Peru, interviewed by Univision, Careta, Comercio, and the American regarding Pinochet's arrest. (November 1998)
  • Panelist at WCL for a discussion on General Pinochet's arrest, along with other law faculty who are specialists in international law and human rights law. This presentation was taped by CSPAN in its entirety. (October 1998)
  • Panelist at the "Congreso Internacional de Derechos Humanos" (International Congress of Human Rights) at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora in Argentina. (October 1998)
  • Participated in the fall session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as a Commissioner. Heard complaints brought by individuals against the governments of various countries. Also, in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on Women, presented a report for publication in both English and Spanish regarding the status of women in the Americas. (October 1998)
  • Panelist on "The Human Rights Crisis in Latin America" Conference of Latin American Studies Association. (September 1998)
  • Panelist on "25 Years Later: The Chilean Coup and its Aftermath" at American University. (September 1998)
  • Keynote speaker on "The Future of Chapultepec in the Inter-American System" at the Chapultepec Conference on Freedom of Expression, sponsored by the Inter American Press Association in San José, Costa Rica. (August 1998)
  • Panelist at the D.C. Bar event "Moving On and Up: Where Will the Jobs and Business Opportunities Be for D.C. Lawyers in the Year 2000." (June 1998)
  • Participated in a program to discuss combating judicial corruption organized by WORLDNET Dialogue. (June 1998)
  • Lectured at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights on "Democracy as a Framework for the Inter-American system of Protection and Promotion of Human Rights." (June 1998)
  • Lectured at The Institute of International Studies of the Universidad de Chile on the Status of Refugees. (June 1998)
  • Chaired honor panel for 3rd Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. (May 1998)
  • Presented at the conference "Combating Hate on the Internet" organized by the American Jewish Committee' s National Affairs Commission. (May 1998)
  • Convened and chaired a panel on the "Future of the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights" for the American Society of International Law (ASIL) 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Declaration of Human Rights at the ASIL annual meeting. (April 1998)
  • Keynote speaker on "Using Dispute Resolution to Preserve Human Rights While Developing the Global Market Place," at the ABA Dispute Resolution Plenary Session. (April 1998)
  • Represented the IACHR at the Summit of the Americas 1998 meeting in Chile, and was designated the thematic rapporteur for freedom of expression to work with the Special Rapporteur to provide a voice for this essential right of democratic expansion and consolidation. (April 1998)
  • Concluded an agreement between representatives of the Republic of Paraguay and an indigenous organization Tierra Viva on behalf of the IACHR. (March 1998) to benefit 300 persons of the communities of Lamenxay and Riachito (Kayleyphapopyet). This is the first peaceful settlement agreement in the Inter-American human rights system which restores legitimate land rights to an indigenous community in this hemisphere.
  • Panelist at the meeting of Representatives of Religious Organizations sponsored by the Pan-American Health Organization. (March 1998)
  • Presented remarks on "Opportunities and Constraints for Upholding Human Rights Conventions through Regional Systems" at "The 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Where Do We Go from Here?" organized by Washington Chapter of the Society for Human Development. (March 1998)
  • Keynote speaker on "Challenges Facing the Inter-American Human Rights System in an Era of Hemispheric Integration," at the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development Conference "Strengthening the Human Rights System in the OAS" in Montreal. (February 1998)
  • Lectured on "El Futuro del Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos y los Poderes Judiciales" (The Future of the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights and the Judiciary) at the Organization of the Supreme Court of the Americas in Panamá. (January 1998)
  • Panelist on "Foreign Lawyer Education: Backwater or Mainstream," sponsored by the Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. (January 1998)
  • Keynote speaker in the Conference on the International System, hosted by the government of Brazil and the IACHR. (1997)
  • Traveled to Colombia to participate in on-site visit, with IACHR, regarding inequitable prison conditions. (December 1997)
  • Lectured as the Randall-Park Colloquium speaker at the University of Kentucky College of Law on "The Future and Relevance of the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights." (November 1997)
  • Convened, in his capacity as the Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights for the IACHR, a women experts meeting for the IACHR' s project on the promotion and protection of the rights of women. (November 1997)
  • Lectured at the Alliance for Justice's First Monday event entitled "With Liberty and Justice for All." (October 1997)
  • Panelist on "Global Ecosystem Governance and Transdisciplinary Requirements" as part of a conference on environmentally sustainable development, cosponsored by the World Bank and UNESCO. (October 1997)
  • Keynote speaker on the Inter-American system in individual cases and issues of jurisprudence for Conference on the Inter-American System on Human Rights, Paraguay. (July 1997)
  • Panelist on the "Social Issues" for the Summer Institute of the Global South at American University. (July 1997)
  • Panelist at the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Courts, focusing on "Practice and Procedure in Other Dispute Resolution Systems." (May 1997)
  • Panelist at the Center for the Global South United Nations Conference symposium "Vienna: the Need Dimension for Human Rights." (March 1997)
  • Panelist at the U.S. Southern Command and the Inter-American Institute on Human Rights Second Human Rights Conference on "Armed Forces, Democracy and Human Rights on the Threshold of the 21st Century." (February 1997)
  • Presented remarks at the Inaugural Session of the 95th Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. (February 1997)
  • Panelist at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law School in a panel entitled "Catalyst, Conceit and Cash Cow: the Competing Missions of Graduate Programs; and NAFTA: The First Three Years." (January 1997)
  • Appointed to the Academic Council for the Center for the Global South. (October 1996)
  • Presented Plenary Address entitled "Leadership for a Global Society" for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities/Washington Internship for Native Students Conference. (June 1996)
  • Organized the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court competition. (1996)
  • Keynote speaker for the District of Columbia's 3rd Annual Community Outreach Recognition and Opportunity (CORO) Awards Ceremony. (1996)
  • Chaired Panel on Democracy, Legal Security, and Economic Efficiency at the Second Conference on Justice and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean held in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank. (October 1995)
  • Participated as Member of the ICHR in the visit in loco to Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. (1994)
  • As a Member of the IACHR, achieved friendly settlements in cases concerning Guatemala and Paraguay, participated in visits to the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay to assess human rights conditions, and participated in negotiating a peaceful settlement in four cases.
  • Speaker and organizer at the conference on "U.S., Chile, Free Trade and the Environment" in Santiago, Chile. (July 1994)
  • Panelist at the American Association of Law Schools Conference on "Teaching the First Generation of Global Lawyers." (January 1993)
  • Co-Directed the Program for Judges from Latin America at the Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague. (September 1991)
  • Lectured at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. (July 1990)
  • Working Group Member on the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power in London. (November 1989)
  • Panelist in the III Curso Anual Interamericano de Elecciones (III Inter-American Annual Course of Elections) for the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. (October 1985)
  • Served Of Counsel on Brief of the International Human Rights Law Group as Amicus Curiae, submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. (January 1987: Request for an Advisory opinion presented by the Government of Uruguay and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), (December 1988: Request for an Advisory Opinion Submitted by the Government of Colombia to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights concerning Normative Status of the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man)
  • Visiting Professor in the courses of International Law and Human Rights for lawyers of the Caribbean region, Inter-American Court, Barbados. (October 1985)
  • Visiting Professor and Advisor in the international program of the University of the Dutch Antilles. (1984)
  • Visiting Professor in the Curso Interdisciplinario de Derechos Humanos (Inter-Disciplinary Course of Human Rights) at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, San José, Costa Rica. (1983-1994)
  • Participated in the UN Workshop on Drug Abuse Control in Portugal. (1978)
  • Faculty Adviser of the Dutch team to the Jessup International Law Moot Competition, Washington, D.C. (1978, 1983)
  • Participated in the Fifth Session of the International Center for University Human Rights Teaching, Strasbourg, France. (July 1977)
  • Participated in the Eighth Study Session of the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. (July 1977)
  • Lectured on international law, human rights, comparative law, and regional organizations. (1975-present), for example: Nederlands Genootschap voor Internationale Zaken, University of Amsterdam University of Rotterdam, University of Delft, Instituto de Estudios Internacionales (Universidad de Chile), Diplomatic Academy "Andrés Bello," Universidad de Buenos Aires, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Inter-American Defense College, International Law Institute, Amnesty International, University of Buenos Aires.
  • Participated in the Seminar of the Center of International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law, scholarship granted by the International Court of Justice. Received the diploma of the Center of the Academy. (1975)
  • Participated in the Tenth Session of the International Law Seminar of the United Nations, scholarship granted by the UN, Geneva. (05/27-06/14/74)
  • Participated in the Session of the Hague Academy of International Law. (1974)
  • Served as Chief of Staff, Minister Fernando Flores, Secretary General of Government of the Republic of Chile. (1973)
  • President, Student Bar Association, University of Chile, Faculty of Law. (1970-1972)

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