Colombia Human Rights Education Project

Meet Our Partners

Diana Marcela Bustamante Arango is the Project Co-Director for the Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program at Universidad Santiago de Cali.  She has worked intensively in research and teaching related to human rights for a decade and has published numerous articles on human rights, especially related to gender violence.  She has also participated in many symposiums on this issue.  Prof. Bustamante earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) from the Universidad Santiago de Cali and a Bachelor in Literature from the Universidad del Valle.  She also holds a specialization degree in International Law from the Universidad Pontificia Boliviana and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law from the Universidad de Santo Tomás.  Prof. Bustamante is currently PhD candidate in Humanities at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin.

Sebastian Canal is the Human Rights Clinic Coordinator for the Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.  He specializes in public law and international law.  Prof. Canal earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) with honors from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali.  He also has a postgraduate degree in Public Law from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds two specialized diplomas—one in Conciliation from the Cali Chamber of Commerce and the other one in the Colombian Administrative Code from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.

Diana Fernández Mejia is a Project Researcher and the Moot Court Program Coordinator for the Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program at Universidad Santiago de Cali.  She has been working as a teacher and researcher since 2008 and has participated in many moot court competitions, both as a competitor and a coach.  She has published numerous articles on human rights, especially related to economic, social, and cultural rights and criminal law.  Prof. Fernández earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) from the Universidad Santiago de Cali and a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the Universidad Externado de Colombia.  She has earned several certificates in human rights and teaching and is also a Ph.D. candidate at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogotá.  

Gustavo Adolfo Jaramillo is a Project Researcher and the Human Rights Clinic Coordinator for the Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program at Universidad Santiago de Cali.  He has worked for 15 years in civil and commercial law from a human rights perspective.  Prof. Jaramillo is currently working on issues related to consumer protection and public housing policy in Colombia.  Before that, he worked as a lawyer on cases related to financial institutions and mortgages.  He also served as a conciliator in the Cali Chamber of Commerce.  Prof. Jaramillo earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) from the Universidad Santiago de Cali and a specialization certificate in Conciliation from the Universidad Javeriana.  He is also a Master’s degree candidate in Economic Law from the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogotá.

Raúl Fernando Núñez Marín is the Project Director for the Colombia/US Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program and the Moot Court Coordinator at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.  He has six years of experience in the areas of business consulting, business law, international law, and international human rights.  He has published several articles on issues relating to human rights and the Inter-American System.  Prof. Núñez earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) with honors and a postgraduate degree in Business Law from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.  He also holds a Master’s in Law from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda Bogotá. Prof. Núñez also has two specialized certificates in Human Rights and International Arbitration from American University Washington College of Law.

Leonardo Sabogal is the Project Co-Director for the Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Teaching and Research Partnership Program at Universidad Santiago de Cali.  He has seven years of experience as a professor and researcher and has published numerous articles on human rights, especially related to public policy.  He has also worked as an attorney in a Cali criminal court and as a public policy advisor in the Cali City Hall.  Prof. Sabogal earned a Bachelor of Laws LL.B. (equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor) and a specialization degree in Constitutional Law from the Universidad Santiago de Cali.  He also has two Master’s degrees—one in Legal Practice Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía in Spain and the second in Philosophy from the Universidad del Valle.