Latin America Program Coordinator
Gastón Chillier joined the International Human Rights Law Group in May 2001. As Latin America Program Coordinator, he oversees the design and implementation of IHRLG activities protecting land rights in Nicaragua, combating racism in Brazil and promoting justice in Latin America through strategic lawyering and advocacy within the Organization of American States.
Prior to joining IHRLG, Mr. Chillier worked with the Center of Social and Legal Studies (CELS) in Argentina where he litigated cases related to institutional violence, discrimination against the foreign-born, and the rights of freedom of expression and access to information. Through his work at CELS, he was involved in advocacy and litigation for the promotion of human rights at the local, regional and international levels. He has also been a strong advocate for promoting progressive change in the relationship between the state and civil society in order to further the protection of individual and collective rights. Mr. Chillier received his LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame, where he conducted research for Professor Juan Mendez, director of the Center of Civil and Human Rights. Mr. Chiller also received a JD in Criminal Law from the University of Buenos Aires.