Arturo J. Carrillo is a Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The George Washington University Law School. Before joining the faculty at GW, Professor Carrillo served as the Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, where he was also a Lecturer in Law and the Henkin Senior Fellow with Columbia’s Human Rights Institute. Prior to entering the Academy in 2000, he worked as a legal advisor to the United Nations in El Salvador, as well as for non-governmental organizations in his native Colombia, where he also taught international law and human rights. From 2005 to 2010, Professor Carrillo was a senior advisor on human rights to the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID) in Colombia.
Professor Carrillo’s expertise is in public international law, transitional justice, human rights and humanitarian law, and comparative clinical legal education. He is the author of a number of publications in English and Spanish on these topics. His most recent article, entitled Transnational Mass Claims Processes (TMCPs) in International Law and Practice, was published by the Berkeley Journal of International Law (Spring 2010). As part of his clinical practice, Professor Carrillo litigates extensively in U.S. courts and before regional human rights tribunals.
Professor Carrillo received a B.A. from Princeton University, a J.D. from The George Washington University, and an LL.M. from Columbia University.