Thomas Antkowiak

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Biography

Professor Antkowiak's teaching and research interests include international law, global and regional human rights systems, remedies, and transitional justice.

Professor Antkowiak has worked with a number of institutions on human rights matters. Among other positions, he was a senior attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of the Organization of American States, and served as a special assistant to Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Laureate and President of Costa Rica. Just prior to his arrival in Seattle, he taught a seminar on human rights law at the George Washington University Law School, as well as directed the Access to Justice Program at the Due Process of Law Foundation.

Articles and Book Chapters:

A Dark Side of Virtue: The Inter-American Court and Reparations for Indigenous Peoples, Vol. 25, No. 1 of THE DUKE JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL LAW (forthcoming 2014)

Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights: The Inter-American Court at a Crossroads, in 35 YEARS OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Intersentia Press (forthcoming 2014)

El Principio de Legalidad y de Retroactividad ("The Legality and Retroactivity Principles") and El Derecho a Indemnización ("The Right to Compensation") in LA CONVENCIÓN AMERICANA COMENTADA ("Commentary on the American Convention on Human Rights"), Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (forthcoming 2014)

Rights, Resources and Rhetoric: Indigenous Peoples and The Inter-American Court, Vol. 35, No. 1 of UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2013) [download]

La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y sus reparaciones centradas en la victima ("The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Victim-Centered Reparations"), in PERSPECTIVA IBEROAMERICANA SOBRE LA JUSTICIA PENAL INTERNACIONAL ("An Iberoamerican Perspective on International Criminal Justice") (Olásolo-Alonso & Cuenca-Curbelo eds., 2012) [download]

An Emerging Mandate for International Courts: Victim-Centered Remedies and Restorative Justice, Vol. 47, No. 2 of Stanford Journal of International Law (2011) [download]

El derecho a la consulta en las Américas: marco legal internacional ("The [Indigenous] Right to Be Consulted in the Americas: International Legal Framework"), APORTES, the triannual publication of the Due Process of Law Foundation (Sept. 2010) (with Alejandra Gonza) [download]

Un modelo innovador en materia de reparaciones: El esquema de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos ("An Innovative Reparations Model: The Scheme of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights"), Edition 233 of EL DERECHO, the legal journal of the Catholic University of Argentina (2009)

Remedial Approaches to Human Rights Violations: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Beyond, Vol. 46, No. 2 of The Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2008) [download]

Moiwana Village v. Suriname: A Portal into Recent Jurisprudential Developments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Vol. 25, No. 2 of The Berkeley Journal of International Law (2007) [download] 

Truth as Right and Remedy in International Human Rights Experience, Vol. 23, No. 4 of The Michigan Journal of International Law (2002)

Books:

VICTIMS UNSILENCED: THE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA, United States Institute of Peace and The Due Process of Law Foundation (2007) (Co-Editor)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., cum laude, Harvard University; Sheldon Prize Fellowship, 1997
  • J.D., Columbia University; James Kent Scholar, 2002

Courses

  • International Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Clinic
  • International Law

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