Jorge Contesse is a scholar of international human rights and comparative constitutional law at Rutgers University
HUMAN RIGHTS IN TROUBLED TIMES
Wednesday March 6th, 2019
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5:30 pm: Registration and Networking
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A.
Jorge Contesse is a scholar of international human rights and comparative constitutional law at Rutgers University, where he focuses on the judicialization of international law and on the interaction between domestic constitutional actors and international human rights regimes, in particular, the Inter-American human rights system. Before joining Rutgers, professor Contesse was a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Schell Center for International Human Rights and served as a board member for Chile’s National Human Rights Institute.
He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Miami, University of Texas and Fordham University. He has litigated and acted as expert witness in cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, on issues regarding sexual orientation, the use of anti-terrorist laws, freedom of expression and the rights of indigenous peoples, and has appeared before United Nations bodies such as the Committee Against Torture and the Committee on Racial Discrimination.
His work has appeared or is forthcoming in leading law journals, such as the Harvard International Law Journal, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the International Journal of Human Rights, Law & Contemporary Problems, and the Yale Journal of International Law, among others. He holds an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School and an LL.B. from Diego Portales Law School (Santiago, Chile) where he was Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Center, and is currently a Permanent Visiting Professor
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