Carlos Ayala

Carlos Ayala

Carlos Ayala is the head of the Constitutional Law Chair at the "Andrés Bello" Catholic University, Professor of Human Rights at the University of Oxford (UK), Georgetown University, American University Washington of College of Law (USA), and Pan American University (Mexico). Member of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences of Venezuela and Scholar of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Córdoba (Argentina); Member and Vice President of the International Commission of Jurists; and Member of the Board of Directors of the International Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association (IBAHRI). Professor Ayala was President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and President of the Andean Commission of Jurists. He was a member of the International Commission appointed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the selection and appointment process of the Supreme Court of Ecuador in 2005. As a Consultant for the United Nations, Professor Ayala also worked on the selection process of the Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala in 2009. Professor Ayala is a Lawyer and human rights defender before national and international organizations; advisor to several international organizations and non-governmental organizations; and author of several publications on Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and International Public Law.

Currently Teaching

Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (LAW-725-002)

Areas of Specialization

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Public Law