Juan Pablo Albán Alencastro, Ecuadorian, holds a Law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Notre Dame, where he currently is a Doctoral Candidate on International Human Rights Law. For seven years he has served as tenured Professor of Law (currently on sabbatical leave) at Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) and as Director of the Legal Aid Clinic at the same institution. In such capacity he has represented hundreds of victims both at the domestic and international levels in high profile human rights litigations. Previously he worked for eight years at the Inter American Commission on Human Rights in different capacities. He also directed the Human Rights Clinic and was an Associate Professor of Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. Mr. Albán has also taught in Ecuador at Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil and Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, in Perú at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, in Argentina at Universidad Nacional de San Martín and in Hungary at Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem. He is a member of the American Society of International Law, the Inter-American Institute on Criminal Policy based in Mexico, and has been an advisor or expert witness for several Ecuadorian public entities and international organizations in the field of human rights. At the moment Mr. Albán Alencastro is also a Member of the Ecuadorian Transition Council of the Judiciary and a Foreign Expert of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia.

Current Research

I am currently researching about the intersections of International Human Rights Law, International Criminal and National Criminal Law in the process of restoring rule of law and democracy in South America.


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