Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon

Diego Rodriguez-Pinzon

Name and first name:                          DIEGO A. RODRIGUEZ-PINZON

Date and place of birth:                       October 31, 1963, in Bogotá, Colombia

Working languages:                            English and Spanish

Current position and function:  Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Co-Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law and full-time faculty at American University-Washington College of Law-, Washington, D.C. 


Main professional activities:              


2003-to date                             Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Professorial Lecturer in Residence at the Washington College of Law-American University,


1996-2003                                Visiting Associate Professor, Adjunct Faculty and Co-Director of the Inter-American Human Rights Digest Project, Washington College of Law-American University, Washington, D.C.


1995-1996                                Officer for Latin America and Legal Associate for Latin America. International Human Rights Law Group, Washington, D.C.


1994-1995                    Staff Attorney, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS, Washington, D.C.


1989-1992                                Legal Advisor on anti-corruption, on vulnerable groups and on issues related to peace negotiations in the Office of the President, Republic of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.



Educational background:


2002                             Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


1994                             Master of Laws (LL.M.), American University - Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.


1989                             Degree in Law (LL.B. equivalent), Universidad de Los Andes - School of Law, Bogotá, Colombia.


Other main activities in the field of human rights:


2007-2011                    Ad Hoc Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of the OAS.


2008, 2011, 2012          Invited lecturer to the 39th, 42th and 43th Annual Study Sessions of the Rene Cassin International Institute on Human Rights, Strasbourg, France.


2012-2017                                 Teach human rights course in the European Masters Program (EMA) at the University of Deusto, Spain.


1996 to date                              Correspondent for the Americas, Butterworths Human Rights Cases, London, U.K.


List the most recent publications in this field:


Rodríguez-Pinzón, D. & Portales, C., Building Prevention to Protect: The Inter-American Human Rights System (co-author), Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional (ACDI) (2017).


Books: Rodríguez-Pinzón, D. & Martin, C., The Prohibition of Torture and Ill-treatment in the Inter-American Human Rights System (co-author), Geneva, Switzerland, 2014 (in English and Spanish). 


Rodríguez-Pinzón, D., The Role of the Committee against Torture on Providing Full and Adequate Reparation to Victims, in: the Human Rights Brief of the Washington College of Law, Volume 20, Issue 4, Summer 2013.


Books: Rodríguez-Pinzón, D. & Martin, C., The Prohibition of Torture and Ill-treatment in the Inter-American Human Rights System. (co-author), Geneva, Switzerland, 2006 (in English, Spanish and Portuguese).