Global Freedom of Expression

Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León

Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León is an international lawyer specialized in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law. He has worked in several international courts and bodies across three continents, including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the International Criminal Court. Domestically, he served as Assistant Secretary to the President of the Electoral High Court of the Dominican Republic and as the 2020-2021 Secretary General of the Latin-American Council for International and Comparative Law Scholars, chapter Dominican Republic (COLADIC-RD). Previously, he served as a full-time Legal Researcher at Columbia Global Freedom of Expression. He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2023), an LLM in Advanced Studies in Public International Law from Leiden University (2018), and an LL.B. Summa Cum Laude from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) (2017).

In addition to COLADIC-RD, he is an independent member of the LGBT Litigants Network of the Americas, a member of the Bar Association of the Dominican Republic, the American Society of International Law, and the Association Internationale De Droit Pénal (AIDP-IAPLand has served as a volunteer of the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic since 2012. In 2015, as a member of UNFPA’s Youth Advisory Panel in his country, he was appointed Youth Delegate of the Dominican Republic to the Second Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the CaribbeanIn 2016, he became the first Latin-American person to be elected Student President of the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the organization responsible for administering the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.