Global Freedom of Expression

Lautaro Furfaro

Lautaro Furfaro is a legal researcher at Columbia Global Freedom of Expression. He is an international lawyer specializing in International Human Rights Law and International Law. He holds a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from New York University Law School (2022), where he received the convocation award “Public Interest Law Prize” for demonstrating a clear commitment to public service and significant causes of public interest. He is a lawyer (J.D.) who graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, specializing in International Law.

Lautaro is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, where he teaches International Human Rights Law. He is also co-Professor in the course Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights in the Master of International Human Rights Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Furthermore, he is an Assistant Professor of International Law in the foreign relations program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

He is the Academic Coordinator of the online Equality and Non-Discrimination certification at the University of Buenos Aires and the Academic Coordinator of the teams representing the University of Buenos Aires in the Inter-American Human Rights Competition at American University’s Washington College of Law. 

Lautaro has previously worked at the International Law Commission of the United Nations, was a Human Rights Scholar at the Human Rights Center and Global Justice at New York University, a law clerk in domestic public law courts in Argentina, and a Fulbright scholar in the United States. He was a recipient of the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Merit Scholarship for a Master’s Degree at New York University and was Director in Chief of the journal “Lecciones y Ensayos” at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires.

He conducts numerous research projects related to human rights and international law, and has authored several publications.