Area of Expertise
Human rights, armed conflict, Latin America, Colombia, international law, United Nations, Organization of American States, international litigation, comparative law, consular protection, legal education; fluent in Spanish
Diego A. Rodriguez-Pinzon is ad hoc judge of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights. He has been the legal advisor for the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He coauthored The Prohibition of Torture and Ill-Treatment in the Inter-American Human Rights System,which was published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; and more recently Advocating for Human Rights:10 years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Brill Publishers Kluwer International, 2008). His other publications include "Basic Facts of the Individual Complaint Procedure of the Inter-American Human Rights System," in International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms(2007); "The International Human Rights Status of Elderly Rights," American University International Law Review (April 2003); "The International Dimension of Human Rights: A Guide for Its Application in Domestic Law," for the Inter-American Development Bank (2001); "The Victim's Requirement, the Fourth Instance Formula, and the Notion of Person in the Individual Complaint Procedure of the Inter-American Human Rights System," 7 ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law 373, (Nova Southeastern University, 2001); "La Admisibilidad de Peticiones Individuales en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (The Admissibility of Individual Petitions in the Inter-American System on Human Rights)," Revista Argentina de Derechos Humanos (Argentinian Human Rights Law Review), (Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 2001); and "La Dimensión Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, Guía para la Aplicación de Normas Internacionales en el Derecho Interno," for the Inter-American Development Bank (spring, 1999).