Master International Law
An integrating approach to International Law: interdisciplinary, contextual and humanistic.
The Master of Laws in International Law is intended for anyone who wishes to be trained as an internationalist with a humanistic, comprehensive and contextualized vision of International Law, equipping professionals with skills and knowledge to respond appropriately to the demands of complex social problems requiring legal solutions.
This Master’s program is proposed as an academic scenario for the foundations of a school that brings a Latin American vision to International Law. With this vision in mind, the Program offers a complete study of the foundations of general International Law, as well as of the different specialties of contemporary International Law —especially those devoted to the protection of the human person and the international economic relations—, within an integrating, contextualized and interdisciplinary perspective
1 Colombian credit= 8 on-site hours + 40 hours of independent work (48 hours).
Degree and level study
Master of Laws in International Law.Graduate.
Language of Instruction
1 year and 6 months.
Taught on campus during daytime hours. Research or specialization program at student’s choice: The Master’s Degree offers a mixed modality of studies; in other words, it is aimed at both the specialization in International Law and the research development in this field. An important challenge of the Program is to propose research training not as an exclusive condition for those who want to dedicate themselves to academic life, but as an added value of great weight in the professional interested in any of the occupational fields for which the Program is designed: consultancy, advice, litigation or leadership on International Law topics. For this reason, the development of research skills is a fundamental axis in the two modalities offered by this Program.
Type of academic training offered
The Master’s Degree offers a Course - based Master.
Program offered at La Sabana's main campus: Puente del Común, Km. 7, Autopista Norte de Bogotá. Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Code in the Colombian National Data System of Higher Education (SNIES, Spanish acronym):
Tuition and other costs:
Registration: $ 150.000 COP/ 41 USD aprox.
Qualified Registry issued by the National Education Ministry:
Renovation Qualified Registry by Resolution number 006899, April 21 2021, valid during 7 years.
Qualified Registry by Resolution number 9704, July 29 2013, valid during 7 years.
For more information, please see the website in Spanish.
MARÍA CARMELINA LONDOÑO LÁZARO - Director
PhD in Law from the Austral University, Argentina. Lawyer from Sabana University and Master of Laws from the University of Queensland, Australia. She has worked for more than fifteen years as a professor at Sabana University. She has been a member of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a consultant for the Colombian State, as well as international organizations. She has extensive experience in research in the field of International Human Rights Law and the Inter-American System. Author of numerous articles published in academic journals, collective works and research books; she has participated as a speaker and organizer in different national and international events in her areas of expertise. She is currently the Director of the Master in International Law and Co-Director of the Research Group on International Law and Human Rights.
JUANA INÉS ACOSTA LÓPEZ
Master in Law from New York University and Master in Human Rights and Democratization of the Externado University of Colombia. Currently she is pursuing a doctorate in Law at the Autonomous University of Mexico. Lawyer from Javeriana University. She has served as Agent of Latin American States such as Colombia and Bolivia before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and as consultant in litigation before the Inter-American Human Rights System. She was the thematic deputy director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace within the framework of the Peace Process with the FARC guerrillas in Havana. She has extensive experience as a professor at different universities in the country at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has experience researching in Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice. Additionally, she is the author of numerous articles published in specialized journals, books and book chapters and has participated as a speaker and organizer in different events related to her research area. She is currently co-director of the Research Group on International Law and Human Rights of the University of La Sabana.
CAROLINA OLARTE BÁCARES
PhD in Law from Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Lawyer from Javeriana University, with a Master's Degree in International Law from the Robert Schuman University, France. She is the director of the Department of Philosophy and History of Law at Javeriana University. She has been a professor for more than 10 years in renowned Colombian and foreign universities. Co-founder of the Center of Studies in International Law "Francisco Suárez" of the Javeriana University and of the Colombian International Law journal. She is a consultant and researcher on the fields of investment law, development and human rights. She is the author of several publications on these subjects.
CARLOS ENRIQUE ARÉVALO NARVÁEZ
Master of Laws in International Legal Studies at New York University. Lawyer of the University of La Sabana. He has been a professor for more than ten years. He was Assistant Magistrate of the Colombian Constitutional Court and has been a consultant on international law issues for entities of the Colombian State and international organizations, and appointed as an expert before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He was a member of the Committee of Inter-American Affairs of the Bar Association of New York and for two terms, President of the Colombian Academy of International Law. In addition, he has extensive experience in research on issues related to Inter-American Justice, Transitional Justice and International Law of Human Rights. He has directed and participated as a tutor in numerous undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He has participated in academic events as a speaker and organizer. He is the author of numerous articles published in specialized journals, books, book chapters and opinion columns. He currently serves as Director of Professors and Research of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of La Sabana, and Director of the Department of International Law of the same University.
Doctor in International Law from the Sorbonne, Paris I, France. Degree in Public Law from the Lumière University, Lyon II, Lyon, France, with a Master's degree in International Economic Law and International Law from the Sorbonne Law School and the Jean-Moulin University Lyon III, respectively. Professor at the University Center of Brasilia, the Sorbonne University, the University of Paris, the University of Salgarcao and the Najad University, among others. He has been a Consultant of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the Competition Authority of Brazil. He was a Scholar of the International Law Academy in 2010. He is the author of several publications related to investment law and human rights, among others.
Lawyer and jurist specialized in comparative environmental law, European and international. She has several years of experience researching and teaching about environmental law. Her publications are widely cited, including the United Nations Environment Program and the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. She participated in the round table advising the Secretary of the Cabinet for the Environment, Climate Change and Agrarian Reform on Brexit. Her research focuses on climate change, biodiversity, forestry, environmental responsibility, renewable energies and the interaction between environmental law and human rights.
PhD of Cambridge University. He studied Economics and Law at the University of Sydney and completed a Master's Degree in Human Rights from the School of Economics and Political Science of London (LSE), where he was a Chevening Scholar. He has been a lawyer in New South Wales and before the High Court of Australia, and has practiced in commercial law firms in Sydney and London. He was a researcher in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London. He made research grants at the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. He was a member of the Independent Commission of Investigation of Bahrain (BICI). Besides, he has acted as a consultant to numerous international NGOs, including Amnesty International and Greenpeace. He is a Member of the Academic Research Panel of Blackstone Chambers in London and member of the Lauterpacht International Law Center. His interests in research and teaching include the settlement of international disputes, the law of the territory and the law of the sea, legal theory, human rights and the evidentiary and procedural aspects of international law.
DIEGO FERNÁNDEZ ARROYO
PhD in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. Lawyer of the National University of the Littoral and Master in Comparative Law. Professor of the Faculty of Law of Sciences Po in Paris, co-director of the Global Governance Studies Program and co-director of the Private International Law Research Project as a Global Government (PILAGG), of the same University. He is an honorary professor at the Universities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba (Argentina) and is a Global Professor at the University of New York. He has served as an independent and expert arbitrator. He has been the General Secretary of the International Academy of Comparative Law since 2014. Besides, he has been a member of the Curatorium of the International Law Academy of The Hague since 2009, former President of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP, 2007/2010), and active member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, Association of International Law, International Institute of Arbitration, among others. He is a member of the Argentine Delegations before UNCITRAL (Working Group on Arbitration) and the Organization of American States. He has represented ASADIP before The Hague Conference on Private International Law and UNIDROIT. He has developed several research projects in the field of arbitration and international commercial law for the European Union, the Andean Community, MERCOSUR and the Latin American Integration Association.
PhD, summa cum laude, from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Master's studies at the University of California at Berkeley (United States) and the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom). Lawyer graduated from the University of Lyon (Jean Moulin), France and from the Universidad Iberoamericana, México. He worked for more than six years in Switzerland in the sports law and arbitration group of the Lenz & Staehelin law firm, Geneva. In addition, he worked on the Global Sales Law project with international contract expert Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer (University of Basel). He held research associate positions at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Geneva) and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lausanne. He was also Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School in New York. Currently, he is a professor and researcher at the Universidad Panamericana de México. He teaches and researches in the areas of international commercial law, international arbitration, comparative law, sports law and foreign investment law.
PhD, summa cum laude, at the University of Heidelberg. He studied Law and Economics at the universities of Berlin, Heidelberg, Freiburg (Germany), Geneva and London School of Economics. He is Professor Emeritus of International and European Law and former Director of the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) of Florence. For 40 years, he has combined the teaching of European and international law in numerous universities in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, United States, South Africa, China and India. Besides, he has exercised as a legal advisor in the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Germany. In addition, he has been Germany's representative in the United Nations, NATO and the European institutions; legal adviser to the GATT, the EU, the OECD, UNCTAD and the WTO, and has participated in numerous GATT / WTO dispute settlement panels. He has been chairperson of the International Trade Law Committee of the International Law Association and has published 30 books and nearly 300 contributions to books and journals on international and European law.
PhD (Yorke Award) and LLM in International Law (first class awards and the Clive Parry International Law Award), from the University of Cambridge. Lawyer of the Andrés Bello Catholic University, Venezuela. Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford. She worked at Baker & McKenzie - Caracas - as a legal assistant in the departments of criminal law and labor law. She has been a member of the legal panel chaired by Shaheed Fatima QC in charge of producing a legal report on the protection of children in conflict, launched by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and supported by Save the Children. She has conducted research for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, as part of the activities of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project.
Master in International Relations of the Ortega y Gasset Institute, attached to the Complutense University of Madrid. Degree in Social Communication and Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas (Chile) with honors. He is a Professor of International Relations and Democracy, Globalization and Conflict at Sabana University. He has been Professor at the School of Journalism of the Santo Tomas University, Chile; of the Faculty of International Relations of the Rosario University and the Faculty of Business Administration of the Externado University. He was Press and Communications Advisor of the Presidency of the Republic of Chile. International Analyst in the Colombian press.
PhD, Summa Cum Laude, of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa; LLM from New York University, as a Hauser Global Fellow, and lawyer from the University of Pisa. He currently serves as Professor of International Law and Law of World Trade Organization at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He worked as a judicial assistant of the judges Antonio Cancado Trindade and H.E. Keith at the International Court of Justice. He has been a member of the Academy of Higher Education, a member of the Center for Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute of Fiesole (Italy) and a member of the International Law Association. He is currently investigating and co-rapporteur of the ILA Commission on the procedure of international courts and tribunals.
PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he also worked as an associate researcher at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law. He is a tenured professor of Law and director of the LLM in International Law and Security, of the University of Dundee (United Kingdom). He has been a professor in various faculties in universities in the United Kingdom, including Durham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. He has worked as Legal Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. He has represented Denmark in several international meetings and negotiations, including the Advisory Opinion on the legality of the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo before the International Court of Justice. He has advised governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross.
PhD from the University of Louvain and LLM from the University of Cambridge. Professor of public international law at the Universities Science Po (Paris) and Manchester, where he founded the Manchester International Law Center (MILC) with Professor Iain Scobbie. He is general editor of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law and director of the Oxford Database on International Organizations. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law. He is serial editor of Melland Schill Studies in International Law. He has been editor in chief of Leiden Journal of International Law and editor of the Elgar International Law series. He is also a visiting Professor at the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Academy of Geneva (HEID / University of Geneva), the University of Leuven and the University of Lille. He is also a lawyer in proceedings before the International Court of Justice. He was Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Leiden. In 2005-06, he was a Global Researcher at the University of New York (NYU), affiliated with the Institute of International Law and Justice (IILJ)
PhD of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; LLM from the University of Cambridge and lawyer from Sussex University. He served as a law professor at the University of Michigan and as a professor in charge of Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and doctor honoris causa of the University of Navarra and the CEU San Pablo University. Weiler is also Professor at the National University of Singapore; Honorary Professor at the University of London, at the University of Copenhagen; and Co-Director of the Academy of International Commercial Law in Macao, China. He has been a member of the Committee of Jurists of the Institutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, assisted in the drafting of the Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms of the European Parliament and in Parliament's contribution to the Maastricht Intergovernmental Conference. He has been a member of WTO and NAFTA special groups and founding editor of the European Journal of International Law, the European Law Journal and the World Trade Review.
Doctor of the Paris X-Nanterre University and Master in International Economic and Community Law and in Iberian and Ibero-American Studies. He exercised as a Judge of the Constitutional Court of Andorra and President between 2014 and 2016. Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Sorbonne (Paris I University), member and former Vice-Deputy of the Research Institute in International and European Law of the Sorbonne (IREDIES) and director of the Study Group on International Law and Latin American Law (GEDILAS) of the Sorbonne within IREDIES. He has taught at numerous universities in Europe (Spain, Germany, Netherlands and Romania), Africa (Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast) and Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru), in the areas of Human Rights Law, Comparative Law and European and International Law. He is director of the Collection "Cahiers européens" in the French publisher Pedone and member of numerous Advisory Councils of Legal Journals (for example, EJHR, NQHR, RTDH).
MAKANE MOISE MBENGUE
PhD in Public International Law, summa cum laude, from the University of Geneva, with a Master's Degree in Public Law and LL.M. in Economic Law and Company Law, magna cum laude, from the University of Saint-Louis (Senegal). He is an Associate professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and litigant in cases before the International Court of Justice, as well as in arbitration cases. He is Director of studies of the prestigious International Law Academy of The Hague. He has been Legal Adviser to the World Bank, the Senegal River Organization, the Secretariat of the Nile Basin Initiative, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Health Organization (WHO) and Green Cross International. He was also a member of the Expert Group on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Cost Recovery Measures for the Rational Management of Chemical Products (UNEP). He works for the United Nations Institute for Vocational Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
PhD student in the area of private international law at the University of Buenos Aires. Lawyer and Specialist in Family Law of the Faculty of Law, UBA. Member of several UBACyT Research Projects. Teacher in the UBA in the courses "Family processes in private international law", "International child restitution" and "Private International Law". She is a Speaker at various National Universities and conferences in Argentina and abroad. Member of the Group of Experts on trans boundary agreements of The Hague Conference on Private International Law, on the group of experts on recognition of filiation abroad and correspondent of the website www.incadat.com (Database on international abduction of children). She is author of a book of her specialty, book chapters, papers and articles of doctrine in the country and abroad. Besides, she is a member of the American Association of Private International Law, the Argentine Association of International Law and the Section of private international law of the Institute of Business Law of the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences of Buenos Aires.
PABLO SAAVEDRA ALESSANDRI
Master of the University of Notre Dame and lawyer of the Diego Portales University (Chile). He is Secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights since 2004. He has served as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. While he was a prosecutor of the National Corporation for Reparation and Reconciliation of Chile, he investigated human rights violations that occurred between 1973 and 1990. He is also a research on the international law of human rights and supranational systems for the protection of the human person.
PhD in Law from the National University of the Litoral -Argentina. Master's Degree in University Teaching. Specialization in Company Law. Specialization in Commercial Law -Banking Law Area- Lawyer of the National University of the Litoral. She won the Supreme Court Award of the Province of Santa Fe and the Argentine Association of International Law for the best average. She has served as Professor of Private International Law and Researcher of the Legal Research Center of the Secretariat of Science and Technology. In addition, she has been the Academic Director of the Jean Monnet Module on European integration of the National University of the Litoral. Vice President of International Relations of the ASADIP and Visiting Professor of the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico) and of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).
PhD in Law, Suma Cum Laude, University of Navarra, Spain. Lawyer, with honors, from the Catholic University of Argentina. She is currently a professor at "Human Rights and Political Thought" at the Faculty of Law of the University of Navarra, and is a researcher at CONICET (Argentina). She has specialized in topics of contemporary political philosophy, legal interpretation and argumentation, and fundamental rights.
NICOLÁS CARRILLO SANTARELLI
Doctor in International Law and International Relations of the Autonomous University of Madrid. It has a Diploma of Advanced Studies from the same University. Master's Degree in Human Rights Protection from the University of Alcalá, Spain. Lawyer of the Externado University of Colombia. He has more than ten years of experience as a professor at universities in Colombia and Spain. He has extensive experience in research on issues related to non-state actors of international law and contemporary challenges of international law. He has participated in the management or tutoring of undergraduate and postgraduate work and has participated in multiple academic events in his research area. In addition, he is author of numerous articles published in specialized journals, books, book chapters and articles published in popular journals.
ALEJANDRO DAVID APONTE CARDONA
Doctor of Law from the University of Saarland, Germany. Lawyer of the Externado University of Colombia. He has worked for more than twenty years as a professor at different universities in the country. He has extensive professional experience, as he has served as an official of numerous entities of the judicial branch of the State, such as the Constitutional Court, the Superior Council of the Judiciary, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, as well as State entities of different orders such as the Ombudsman's Office, the Vice-Presidency of the Republic and Ministries. Additionally, he has experience with specialized agencies of the United Nations, and other international organizations and foundations. He has been an expert before the Inter-American Court. He has extensive experience in research on issues related to Criminal Law, International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice, Theory of Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Constitutional Law. He has directed numerous undergraduate and postgraduate degree projects. He has participated in more than forty academic events as a speaker and organizer. In addition, he is the author of a large number of articles published in specialized journals, books, book chapters, work documents and translations.
ANDRÉS FELIPE LÓPEZ LATORRE
Doctor in Law from the University of Notre Dame. Master in International Law from Georgetown University. Lawyer of the Rosary University with specialization studies in Administrative Law from the same University. He has worked as a professor for over ten years and as a lawyer at the firm Lopez Montealegre Asociados. He has experience in research on issues related to Business and Human Rights and Constitutional Law.
Master's degree in public international law from University College London (UCL), with emphasis on international litigation and dispute resolution. Lawyer of Andes University, Colombia. He has extensive experience in the private sector and in the public sector. In recent years, with the International Court of Justice and his return to Colombia, he has worked for Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate matters related to that disputes before the ICJ.
JORGE OVIEDO ALBÁN
Doctor in Law and Master in Private Law from Andes University, Chile. Lawyer and specialist in Commercial Law of the Javeriana University. He is currently a member of the Civil Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia. Besides, he is head of the Department of Private Law, and of Business at the Sabana University. He is also Arbitrator of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. In addition, he has served as a lecturer and guest lecturer at several foreign universities and is a member of various scientific and professional associations.
JOSÉ BENJAMÍN RODRÍGUEZ ITURBE
Doctor of Canon Law and Doctor of Law from the University of Navarra, Spain. Lawyer from the Central University of Venezuela. He has worked for more than fifteen years as a professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Sabana University. He has participated as a director or tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate works. He is also the author of numerous books and articles related to legal foundation and history.
JOSÉ LUIS JEREZ
Master in International Law and International Relations of the Complutense University of Madrid. He has two specialization degrees, one in Commercial Law and the other in Business Law from Rosary University, Colombia. Lawyer from the Sabana University. He has extensive experience as a leader in the Department of Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Data Protection and partner of the firm Cáez, Gómez & Alcalde. His areas of professional practice have focused on Administrative Law, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property, Competition Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, International Law and International Trade. He was a director of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, where he served as Advisor in Consumer Law and Competition Law. He has worked as legal director of important private companies such as American Motor Company, among others. In addition, he has served as a professor at the Sabana University.
JUAN CAMILO DEL VALLE
Master in American Law from Washington University in St. Louis, USA. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate with emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Psychology at the University of Aspen, Co, USA. Lawyer graduated from the Rosary University. He has certifications and training in Negotiation Techniques at Harvard University, University of Windsor (Canada) and Washington University. He has served as legal director for local and multinational companies, having exercised legal direction in several countries in Latin America, including Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
MARÍA DEL PILAR GUTIÉRREZ PERILLA
Master in Human Rights and Democratization for Latin America and the Caribbean of the National University of San Martin and the International Center for Political Studies (CIEP) in agreement with the European Interuniversity Center for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC) and in International Law from the Sabana University. Lawyer from the Sabana University with specialization from the University of Notre Dame. She has experience as an undergraduate and graduate professor. In addition, she is an advisor to the National Legal Defense Agency of the State in the International Legal Defense Department and has been an Agent of the Colombian State in several cases before the Inter-American Human Rights System. She has experience in research on issues related to International Human Rights Law. She is the author of articles published in specialized journals and a book.
This group studies current issues related to international rights. It also takes into account human dignity as the basis of all rights. Also, this group would create a platform that seeks the integration of the faculty for both students and teachers throughout the training of their own members of this group.