Ariel Dulitzky is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Clinic, and Director of the Latin America Initiative. He is a leading expert in the inter-American human rights system, and in 2010 he was appointed to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Prior to joining the University of Texas, he was Assistant Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS). Professor Dulitzky is an honors graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. He received his LLM from Harvard Law School in 1999.
Professor Dulitzky has published extensively on human rights, the inter-American human rights system, racial discrimination and the rule of law in Latin America. He has taught at the University of Buenos Aires and the Washington College of Law at American University. He served as a law clerk for a Federal Circuit Court in Argentina.
Dulitzky received the 2007 Gary Bellow Public Service Award from Harvard Law School for his career in human rights. In addition to his work at the Inter-American Commission, he has served as advisor to the IACHR's first Special Rapporteur on Afro-Descendants that he helped to establish in 2005, and as technical advisor to the OAS Working Group discussing the adoption of a new Inter-American Convention against Racial Discrimination. He has been a consultant for the Office of the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner and the Inter-American Institute on Human Rights. Previously, Professor Dulitzky was the Latin America Program Director at the International Human Rights Law Group (currently Global Rights) and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). Professor Dulitzky has directed the litigation of more than 100 cases in front of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights.
April 28, 2013 – May 1, 2013
Conference on Clinical Legal Education - The Value of Variety: Opportunities, Implications and Challenges of Diversification in Clinical Programs, San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 4, 2013
"The Inter-American Human Rights System in Crisis," panel at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law
Professor Dulitzky moderated a panel including the speakers Breno de Souza Diaz de Costa, Interim Representative of Brazil to the Organization of American States, Joel Antonio Hernández García, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States, Monica Pinto of the University of Buenos Aires Law School, and José Miguel Vivanco of Americas Division of Human Rights Watch. The panel was cosponsored by the Human Rights Interest Group, the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group, and the International Refugee Law Interest Group.
March 22, 2013
Isonomía, Revista de Teoría y Filosofía del Derecho (Journal of Theory and Philosophy of Law)
Performed an anonymous review of a publication submitted to the journal Isonomía, published by the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).