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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 Director of the Latin American Initiative. 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. In 2014 Professor Dulitzky was appointed as a member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica). 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

    March 2, 2015

    Palacio San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Participated in the Coloquio 35 Años del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Desapariciones Forzadas e Involuntarias de Naciones Unidas (“35 Years of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances”), which was organized by Argentina’s Ministry of Exterior Relations and Worship and the Secretary of Human Rights of the Nation.

  • Lecturer

    February 25, 2015

    Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)

    With Sebastián Klor, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Clinical Professor Ariel Dulitzky gave a lecture entitled "Nisman's Death: Another Cloud over the Buenos Aires AMIA Bombing Investigation." They discussed the January 18, 2015 killing of Alberto Nisman, the general prosecutor of the 1994 terrorist attack which targeted the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires (AMIA). Nisman was found dead just hours before he was to present controversial findings on the case before a congressional committee that implicated current Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • Speaker

    November 13, 2014

    Mexican Chamber of Deputies

    Addressed the lower house of Mexico’s legislature regarding the enforced disappearances carried out in September 2014. He was invited to speak there in his role as the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances. A photo of the meeting is here and a news article is available here.

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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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