Human Rights and Constitutional Reform: Lessons from Contemporary Chile


Location: 1140 Eck Hall of Law


José Aylwin is a human rights lawyer, and teaches Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at the School of Law of the Universidad Austral de Chile.  With studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile in Santiago (1981) and at the School of Law of the University of British Columbia (Canada), where he obtained a Master in Laws degree (1999), he has researched and published for different academic and human rights institutions internationally. He currently acts as Co-director of the Observatorio Ciudadano (Citizens’ Watch), an NGO  aimed at documenting, promoting and protecting human rights in Chile. He also is a member of the  board  of the National Institute for Human Rights of Chile and provides legal advise for  the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA).