Arturo J. Carrillo

Arturo J. Carrillo

Arturo J. Carrillo

Professor of Clinical Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-5794
Fax: (202) 994-4946
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Arturo J. Carrillo is Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Co-Director of the Global Internet Freedom & Human Rights Project at The George Washington University Law School. Before joining the faculty, Professor Carrillo served as the acting director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, where he was also Lecturer in Law and the Henkin Senior Fellow with Columbia’s Human Rights Institute. Prior to entering the academy in 2000, he worked as a legal advisor in the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Observer Mission to El Salvador (ONUSAL), as well as for non-governmental organizations in his native Colombia, where he also taught international law and human rights. From 2005 to 2010, Professor Carrillo was a senior advisor on human rights to the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID) in Colombia. 

Professor Carrillo’s expertise is in public international law; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and human rights, especially Internet freedom; transitional justice; human rights and humanitarian law; and comparative clinical legal education. He is the author of a number of publications in English and Spanish on these topics. His recent article, "Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? Zero-rating, Net Neutrality and International Law," was published by the Stanford Technology Law Review (Fall 2016). As part of his clinical practice, Professor Carrillo has litigated extensively in U.S. courts and before regional human rights tribunals. Professor Carrillo received a BA from Princeton University, a JD from The George Washington University, and an LLM from Columbia University.

In the News

"Father of Parkland shooting victim sues U.S. over gun laws"

UPI quoted Arturo Carrillo about the importance of international human rights and protection from gun violence.

"‘Our Moment Is Now’: Can Washington, DC, Statehood Finally Become a Reality?"

Arturo J. Carrillo is quoted in the Guardian about whether the lack of voter representation for District residents is a human rights violation.

"Pakistan Attempts to Prosecute Ahmadi U.S. Citizens for Digital Blasphemy"

Arturo J. Carrillo is quoted by Religion News Service about how Pakistan is using cybercrime laws to...

BA, Princeton University; JD, George Washington University; LLM, Columbia University