Faculty and Lecturers

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

María Carmelina Londoño

Director

Lawyer, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia); LLM, University of Queensland (Australia); and Doctor of Law Summa Cum Laude, Universidad Austral (Argentina). Researcher professor and consultant in the areas of International Law and International Law of Human Rights. Author of national and international individual publications, co-authored of publications in cooperation with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) and Universidad de Cadiz (Spain). Founding member of the Colombian Academy of International Law and member of the Latin American Society of International Law.


Juana Acosta López

Lawyer, Universidad Javeriana (Colombia); Master in Human Rights and Democratization, Universidad Carlos III (Spain) and Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia). LLM, New York University (USA). Former director of the Inter-institutional Operative Group (GOI, Spanish acronym) of Colombia. Agent of the Colombian State before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and other international mechanisms of human rights protection. Has been advisor to the Ministry of National Defense of Colombia on Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and Operational Law. Her participation in the Colombian government team in the ongoing peace negotiations is noticeable.


Carolina Olarte Bácares

Lawyer, Universidad Javeriana (Colombia); Master Studies, Université Robert Schuman (France); Doctoral studies, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, (France). Co-Founder of the "Francisco Suarez" Center for International Law Studies of the Universidad Javeriana and the Colombian Journal of International Law titled “International Law”. University professor and consultant on Investment Law, Development and Human Rights.


Carlos Enrique Arévalo Narváez

Lawyer of the University of La Sabana and Magister in international law (LL.M in International Legal Studies) of the University of New York (NYU). Professor of International Law at the University of La Sabana. Former Assistant Magistrate of the Constitutional Court. He was member of the Committee of Interamerican Affairs of the Bar Association of New York and during two periods (2012-2013 and 2013 - 2014) President of the Colombian Academy of International Law. He was a Fellow of the Institute for International Law and Justice of NYU before the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva.


Nitish Monebhurrun

Doctor of International Law, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, (France); Public Law degree, Université Lumière Lyon 2, (France); Master in International Law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, (France); and LLM in International Economic Law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, (France). Has been Assistant Professor at the Law School of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, (France), and consultant to the United Nations for the Government of Brazil in the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, Brazil.


SOME OF OUR FOREIGN TEACHERS AND SPEAKERS

Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen

Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Sorbonne (Paris University), Member and former Deputy Assistant to the Research Institute on 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 the IREDIES. She is the Director of the "Cahiers européens" Collection in the French publisher Pedone and a member of numerous Advisory Boards of Legal Magazines (eg EJHR, NQHR, RTDH). He researches and teaches in the areas of Human Rights Law, Comparative Law and European and International Law.


Joseph H.H. Weiler

President of the European University Institute (EUI). University professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law (USA). Director of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice, as well as Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice. Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON).


Jean d'Aspremont

Professor of Public International Law at the University of Manchester, where he founded the Manchester International Law Center (MILC). He is also Professor of International Legal Theory at the University of Amsterdam. He is General Editor of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law and Director of International Organizations of Oxford (OXIO). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law and a series editor of the Melland Schill Studies in International Law. He has acted as a lawyer in proceedings before the International Court of Justice.


Filippo Fontanelli

Lawyer of the University of Pisa (Italy), LLM of New York University (NYU), as Hauser Global Fellow and PhD (Summa Cum Laude) of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He worked as a judicial assistant to judges Antonio Cancado Trindade and H.E. Keith at the International Court of Justice. He currently serves as Professor of International Law and Law at the World Trade Organization at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has numerous academic publications in these areas.


Paula All

Lawyer, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina); Master in Commercial Law, Corporate Law And University Teaching. Professor of Private International Law and Legal Regime of Foreign Trade. Academic Coordinator of the Specialization in Commercial Law, Banking Law area, of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. OAS Fellow. Accreditation consultant and evaluator of graduate programs, Argentine Ministry of Education.


Diego Fernández Arroyo

Director of the Global Governance Studies Program of Science Po (France). Expert on international dispute resolution and arbitration. Member of the Hague Academy of International Law, former president of the American Association of Private International Law; member of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI). International arbitrator and counselor for MERCOSUR, the European Union, the Andean Community, and the Latin-American Integration Association.


Pablo Saavedra Alessandri

Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights since 2004. Lawyer, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile); Master degree, Notre Dame University (USA). Has served as counselor to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and attorney for the Reparation and Reconciliation Commission in Chile. 


Makane Môise Mbengue

Renowned Senegalese internationalist, currently Associate Professor at the Université de Genève (Switzerland) and litigator in recent cases before the International Court of Justice. Doctor in Public International Law, summa cum laude, Université de Genève (Switzerland). Master in Public Law and LLM in Economic and Business Law, magna cum laude, University of Saint-Louis (Senegal).

Expert of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and expert of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Director of studies at the prestigious The Hague Academy of International Law, in the latest version of 2015. Also teaches at regional courses in International Law organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA).


Federica Paddeu

Lawyer (cum laude), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas - Venezuela; PhD (Yorke Prize) and LLM in International Law (First Class Prizes and Clive Parry Prize in International Law), University of Cambridge; Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE), University of Oxford.


Annalisa Savaresi

Doctor in Law, Københavns Universitet [University of Copenhaguen], (Denmark); BA in Law, Università degli Studi di Brescia [University of Brescia] (Italy); LLM in International and European Law, and Magister Juris, University of Durham (UK). Research Fellow at the Law School, University of Ediunburgh (UK). Has worked for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada), and Research Fellow at the International Center for Climate Governance (Italy, 2012). Among her publications it can be found several book chapters, scholarly articles and reviews related to environmental protection, human rights and the environment, sustainable development and international organizations. Among her publications it can be found several book chapters, scholarly articles and reviews related to environmental protection, human rights and the environment, sustainable development and international organizations.


Brendan Plant

Doctor in Philosophy, University of Cambridge, and Master in Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). Visiting Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany). Current Director of Studies in Law at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. At the same time, serves as a Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg and has offered consultancy services to a number of international organizations, including the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), Amnesty International, Greenpeace International, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London (BIICL) where he published the book 'Evidence in International Courts and Tribunals'.


Jacques Hartmann

Professor at the University of Scotland. Specialized in International Law, lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. 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. Holds a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge, where he also worked as Research Associate at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, assisting Professor James Crawford in the case of Abyei before the Permanent Court of Arbitration.


Luciano Laise

Doctor of Law Summa Cum Laudae, Universidad Austral, Argentina. Lawyer of the University of Buenos Aires. Professor of theory and philosophy of law at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Austral University undergraduate, master's and doctorate. He has published articles in indexed scientific journals of Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Spain in subjects of philosophy of law, political philosophy and constitutional interpretation.


Pilar Zambrano

Lawyer with honors from Universidad Católica Argentina (1995). Doctor in Law Suma Cum Laude, University of Navarra, Spain (2003). She is currently a professor of "Human Rights and Political Thought" at the Faculty of Law of the University of Navarra, and is a researcher at CONICET (Argentina). He has specialized in topics of contemporary political philosophy, interpretation and legal argumentation, and fundamental rights.

She is the author of books The inevitable creativity in legal interpretation. A philosophical approach to the thesis of discretion, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico, 2009; The availability of one's life in political liberalism, Ábaco, Buenos Aires, 2005; And more than 60 articles, book chapters, critical reviews and translations, which have been published in journals and scientific journals in the area of social sciences.


Fernando Cvitanic

Professor of International Relations and Democracy, and Globalization and Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities of Universidad de La Sabana. Press and Communications Adviser at the Presidency of the Republic of Chile. International analyst in the Colombian press. Degree in Social Communication and Journalism (with Honors), Univeridad Santo Tomás (Chile). Master in International Relations, Instituto Ortega y Gasset, attached to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).


SOME OF OUR NATIONAL TEACHERS AND SPEAKERS

Nicolás Carrillo Santarelli

Doctor in International Law and International Relations and Head of the International Law Area of La Sabana University. Completed his doctoral studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). Additionally, holds degrees of Diploma of Advanced Studies in International Law, Master in Protection of Human Rights, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain) and Lawyer, Universidad Externado de Colombia (Colombia).

Has been visiting researcher at the universities of Queensland (Australia) and Bristol (United Kingdom); is author of several scientific papers in international conferences and articles. Besides teaching activities at several universities, conducted internships at CEJIL (Center for Justice and International Law) in Washington, DC, and the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR). Was also legal assistant at the Constitutional Court of Colombia.


Alejandro David Aponte Cardona

Attorney at the Universidad Externado de Colombia. He advanced studies in philosophy at the National University of Colombia. PhD in criminal law and legal theory at the Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany. His doctoral thesis, honored with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, was published in German language, in 2004, by the publishers Nomos and later published by the Ibáñez publishing house of Bogota in 2006, and in the city of Buenos Aires, for the Ad-hoc editorial in 2008. Member, as a Colombian expert, of the Latin American study group on international criminal law, supported by the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, a group that has been working since 2002 without interruption.


Juan Camilo Del Valle

Lawyer graduated from the University of Rosario, Master in American Law from Washington University in St. Louis, USA, and currently holds a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Psychology at the University of Aspen, Co, USA. Juan holds certifications and training in Negotiation Techniques at Harvard University, USA, University of Windsor, Canada and Washington University, USA.

He has served as legal director for local and multinational companies, having held legal positions in several countries in Latin America, including Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.