Carla Leiva
Transitional Justice Scholar

Carla Leiva (LLM ’19) completed her law degree at Universidad Diego Portales, where she graduated with honors and ranked in the top 5 percent of her class. She has worked in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) since 2013, when she was awarded the IACHR Rómulo Gallegos fellowship. She had held different responsibilities within the IACHR office, including working in the Admissibility Section and in the Registry Section. From 2011 to 2013, Carla worked as a consultant lawyer for the Human Rights Program of the Chilean Ministry of Interior, as lead counsel in several transitional justice cases related to the dictatorship. During her university years, she worked as a teaching assistant in courses related to Human Rights and International Law, Constitutional Law, and Political Institutions at Universidad Diego Portales, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez and Universidad Andrés Bello. She also worked as a Researcher Assistant of Professor Lidia Casas in issues related to Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Carla is also the co-author of the book “Jurisprudence Digest of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (January 1984 to February 2012)”.


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