Disability & Human Rights Fellowship Program

The Center's Disability & Human Rights Fellows Program, sponsored by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), brings attorneys from various parts of the world to AUWCL to engage in a specialized course of study focused on disability and human rights. This Fall, the Center is pleased to welcome the sixth cohort of Disability and Human Rights Fellows: Renato Constantino. 

The program is the first of its kind, focused on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its integration into national and local law. AUWCL is one of five universities around the world participating in this program, which is now in its sixth year.

Meet Our Current Fellow

2016-2017 Fellows, Juan Pardo and Facundo Capurro Robles

renato constantino


Renato Constantino is an LL.M. student at American University Washington College of Law and a recipient of the Disability Rights scholarship from the Open Society Foundations. He got his law degree at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. At Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, he worked as an attorney at the Disability Rights Legal Clinic. In this position, he conducted strategic litigation regarding accessibility and social security. He was also been a legal adviser for the Mesa de Discapacidad y Derechos at the Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos, one of the largest coalition of disability civil society organizations. In this position, he advocated for legal capacity reform for people with disabilities, inclusive education and accessibility. He also led the development of the Civil Society Report on Peru for the CRPD Committee. He is a member of the Red Iberoamericana de Expertos de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad. 

Meet Our Past Fellows