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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. 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

  • 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.

  • Interviewee

    November 13, 2014

    CNN Mexico

    Was interviewed by Carmen Aristegui on CNN Mexico. The journalist interviewed him on the issue of the September 2014 killings and disappearances in Iguala in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

  • Attendee

    October 27, 2014

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.

    Attended, along with all students enrolled in the Human Rights Clinic, a hearing on the extreme heat in Texas prisons. This is an issue on which the Human Rights Clinic is currently working. Clinical Professor Dulitzky requested this hearing. The full video of this hearing is 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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