Global Freedom of Expression

Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León

Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León is a Dominican lawyer specialized in Public International Law, Human Rights and International Criminal Law. He works at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as the recipient of the 2021-2022 Fellowship at the Rapporteurship on the Rights of LGBTI Persons. In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Summa Cum Laude) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic and, in 2018, with a Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Public International Law from Leiden University, in The Netherlands. Prior to his current position, he served as full-time Legal Researcher for Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression as well as Secretary-General of the Dominican chapter of the Latin-American Council for International and Comparative Law Scholars (COLADIC-RD) for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Formerly, he was a Visiting Professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and a Legal Intern at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as well as for the Office of Public Counsel for Victims and Chambers, both at the International Criminal Court. Prior to that, he worked for two years in the Office of the President of the Superior Electoral Court of the Dominican Republic.

In addition to COLADIC-RD, he is a member of the Bar Association of the Dominican Republic, the American Society of International Law and the Association Internationale De Droit Pénal (AIDP-IAPL) and has served as a volunteer of the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic since 2012. In 2016, he became the first Latin-American 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.