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Ariel E. Dulitzky

  • Clinical Professor;
  • Director - Human Rights Clinic


  • JD University of Buenos Aires
  • LLM Harvard

Ariel Dulitzky is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Clinic, and Co-Director of the KBH Center for Latin American Law. He is a leading expert in the inter-American human rights system. In 2010 he was appointed to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and its Chair-Rapporteur in 2013. 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.

Recent Activities

  • Participant

    April 29, 2014

    Geneva, Switzerland via videoconference

    During the 6th Session of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), Professor Dulitzky gave a talk entitled “Military Justice in the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the work of the WGEID.” This was for a public discussion on “Enforced Disappearances and Military Justice” held by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations.

  • Panelist

    April 10, 2014

    American University Washington College of Law and the Cyrus Vance Center Conference

    At the conference "Desafíos para el litigio estratégico en América Latina" (Challenges to strategic litigation in Latin America), Professor Dulitzky served as a panelist. The panel was entitled "Mecanismos extrajudiciales de protección y promoción de los derechos humanos a nivel local e internacional" ("Judicial mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights at local and international levels").

  • Keynote Speaker

    April 4, 2014

    UT Law Chicano/Hispanic Law Students' Association Annual Banquet

    At the annual Cultural Celebration and Awards Banquet hosted by the Chicano/Hispanic Law Students' Association, Professor Dulitzky was honored to give the keynote speech.

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Contact Information

Ariel E. Dulitzky

Work (512) 232-1256

Office: CCJ 1.324B
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Theodore P. Magee
(512) 232-5304

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