Alberto R. Coll
Professor of Law
Director, European and Latin American Legal Studies Program
Director, International Law LL.M. Program
Victor Rodriguez, director of the Center for Human Rights in the Americas, is a lawyer, professor and consultant with more than 20 years of experience working in international law and human rights. He worked at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for over a decade, most recently as deputy secretary. He has extensive experience in international litigation and implementation of human rights and governance projects, including training judges, defense lawyers, students, and NGO activists in Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia and Central America. Rodriguez's areas of specialization include international human rights law, administration of justice, indigenous rights, and comparative constitutional law. He is the author of numerous articles on these topics and has contributed to a number of important books published by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. Prof. Rodriguez served for six years as member, and then Chair, of the United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture. Since 2012, he has served on the 18-member U. N. Human Rights Committee, the body of distinguished independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties.