Area of Expertise
Humanitarian law; international human rights; inter-American human rights law; comparative law
Professor Claudia Martin is Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. In addition, she is the Co-Director of the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. She teaches and specializes in international law, international human rights law, and the Inter-American Human Rights System. At the Academy, Professor Martin oversees the academic coordination of the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Inter-American Moot Court Competition. She is also a founding member of GQUAL, a campaign to promote gender parity representation in international court and organs, and serves as a member of the campaign’s Secretariat. Professor Martin has represented GQUAL before different international organizations, including the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice. Additionally, Professor Martin is a co-convener of the project “Ending Impunity for Sexual Gender Violence in Latin America,” and, as part of that project, she has filed several amici curiae and expert briefs before international and domestic courts to ensure justice for victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence. Among others, Professor Martin collaborated as an expert witness in the Case of Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco v. Mexico before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and filed briefs in two renowned domestic cases on sexual violence, the Serpur Zarco Case and the El Mozote Massacre Case. Professor Martin has several publications on international law, international and comparative human rights law, and the Inter-American Human Rights System. Her most recent publications include: Advisory proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (EiPro), Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2019); Amnesties, in International Law in Domestic Courts, A Casebook, edited by André Nollkaemper, August Reinisch, Ralph Janik, and Florentina Simlingerin, Oxford University Press (November 2018); Inaccessible apexes: Comparing access to regional human rights courts and commissions in Europe, the Americas, and Africa, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press (coauthored with Frans Viljoen and Francoise Hampson), Volume 16, Issue 1, p. 161 (May 2018).