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Mining, Environment and Human Rights Coordinator
Founded CEDHA in 1999, served as Executive Director until 2006 and as President from 2006 to 2008.
He led CEDHA’s team in promoting sustainability in international development finance and greater corporate accountability in the area of human rights and sustainable development. For this work, and particularly for CEDHA’s strategic advocacy opposing two controversial pulp mills on the Argentine-Uruguayan border, CEDHA received the 2007 Sierra Club’s Earth Care Award, its highest international distinction for innovative advocacy in protection of the global environment.
He has worked with numerous national and international organizations, including the United Nations, OAS, World Bank, and the European Community. He has published numerous papers on human rights and environment linkages.
A graduate of the University of California Berkeley where he studied political science, he also holds a Masters degree from Georgetown University in Political Economics/Latin American Studies. He has also studied political science at the Institute d’Études Politques in France, and economics at the United Nation’s CEPAL in Chile.
In 1996 he served as Provincial Coordinator and Micro-Credit Officer for a European Union Micro Finance program in rural Cambodia, based on the Grameen Bank model. While in Cambodia he also contributed ad honorem to a human rights and judicial strengthening program.
During 2006-2008 he served as Chief Strategic Advisor (ad honorem) to the Environment Secretary of Argentina.
He has published numerous publications focusing on the human rights and environment linkage, and more recently on corporate accountability and international development finance.
He serves on numerous advisory boards, including the Global Reporting Initiative’s Technical Advisory Committee, helping globally steer how corporations report on their social, economic, and environmental impacts.
He has taught and currently teaches at several universities as visiting lecturer, or modular professor, including at Harvard University, the American University, University of Geneva, University of Palermo (Arg) and the National Technical University in Buenos Aires.
Since 2011 leads Mining, Environment and Human Rights Program