C. Ignacio de Casas


Mr. de Casas is a lawyer specializing in Public Law at the University of Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina. He has completed the International Law and Human Rights Program from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and obtained a Diploma in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also MSt (candidate) in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford.

He is the founder and current president of the Latin American Center for Human Rights (CLADH), a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights through strategic litigation.

Mr. de Casas has extensive experience on international litigation of human rights, both at the Interamerican Human Rights System (OEA) and within the protective mechanisms of the United Nations. He has worked in Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, Mexico F.D., Guatemala City, Geneva, London, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, San José de Costa Rica and Montevideo.

He was awarded the Outstanding Young Mendocinian prize in the category “Leadership, Commitment and Achievements in contributing to human rights, childhood, and supportive, voluntary and humanitarian services”, granted by the Mendocinian Business Council. He also received a prize as a human rights defender, granted by FASTA University, Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is a Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law in the Faculty of Law at Austral University in Buenos Aires and he has given lectures and classes at several universities in Argentina and Latin America.