Juan Carlos Portilla

Juan Carlos Portilla is a lawyer from the Sabana University School of Law in Colombia. He holds a master of laws in international law from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. In January 2013, he participated in an international humanitarian law workshop organized by University of California-Berkeley School of Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Juan Carlos attended the Fall 2011 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution course at the Harvard Law School. He has worked for the Ministry of National Defense of Colombia and other Colombian government agencies. He is currently drafting two petitions to be submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights alleging a violation to the right to fair trial and the right to the truth linked to the rule of law and transparency in a democratic society.

Fletcher Forum articles by Juan Carlos Portilla:


Prosecuting Bashar Al-Assad: Can The International Criminal Court Exercise Jurisdiction Over Syria?

September 26, 2013 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Prosecuting and punishing the perpetrators of the chemical weapons attack in Syria through the ICC is easier said than done.

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The Syrian Conflict Through The Lens Of International Law

August 1, 2013 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Western leaders should ensure that any retaliatory action they take in Syria is within the bounds of international law.

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