Felipe González is a Commissioner at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where he is currently its Second Vice President and the Rapporteur on Migrant Workers and their families. He is a Professor of International Law and Constitutional Law at Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile, and was the Founder and Director of the Human Rights Center at that University as well as the founder and former Director of a Latin American Network of Human Rights Legal Clinics. He played a leading role in the creation of a system of consultative status for NGOs at the Organization of American States (OAS).
Professor González holds an LL.M. in International Law from American University, and a Master in Advanced Human Rights Studies from University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. He was a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin in 2000, and has also been a Visiting Professor at the American University, the University Carlos III of Madrid, the University of Lund, the University Externado de Colombia, the Catholic University of Perú, the University of Deusto and the University of Alcalá de Henares. He was the former Legal Officer for Latin America with Global Rights in Washington, D.C., and the representative for Latin America for that organization.
This event is co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS).