Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga

Assistant Professor

Contact information

Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
+36 1 327 2429

Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga’s main fields of academic interest include international human rights law, inter-American human rights law, indigenous peoples’ rights, cultural rights and legal philosophy. His research, teaching, and publications fall broadly in these areas. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Oswaldo worked as Senior Legal Officer at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), litigating cases of human rights abuses before the Inter-American System of Human Rights. Oswaldo also worked as Senior Legal Officer at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the autonomous judicial institution of the Organization of American States.

Oswaldo has been awarded a number of fellowships and grants to pursue his academic career, including the Ghent University Research Fund (BOF), the Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO), the Netherlands Organization for the International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

As to Oswaldo’s service to the international community, he is the founder and administrator of the first blog in Spanish reporting on the decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the academic publications related to it (corteidhblog.blospot.com).


Ph.D. in Law, Ghent University (Belgium)
LLM in International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
LLM in International Criminal Law (Granada University, Spain)
Higher Diploma in Legal Argumentation (Alicante University, Spain)
Higher Diploma in Human Rights (Andean University Simón Bolívar, Ecuador)
Higher Diploma in Human Rights and Democracy (Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador)