Fernando Ribeiro Delgado

Scholar in Residence (email)

Fernando Ribeiro Delgado is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. His current research explores the intersection of state violence and corruption in the criminal justice system.

Delgado comes to the Center following six years of legal teaching and practice, most recently as a Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. He has taught courses on human rights advocacy, the Inter-American Human Rights System, and human rights and criminal justice.

Specializing in the documentation of prison and police abuse, Delgado has helped spur numerous local and national human rights reforms and advocated against mass incarceration in his native Brazil. He has conducted oral arguments in several matters before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as lead counsel on multiple prisoners’ rights cases, including Matter of the Curado (Aníbal Bruno) Penitentiary Complex, Brazil.  Delgado has also served as a Global Human Rights Fellow with Justiça Global and continues as a collaborating attorney there.

Delgado previously worked as an Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellow and a Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Fellow in the Americas and Children’s Rights Divisions of Human Rights Watch, respectively.

Delgado holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.