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David Cordero Heredia

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David Cordero Heredia

David Cordero Heredia was born in Quito, Ecuador. David joined the Cornell Law School J.S.D. program in 2015 with the Cornell Law School Graduate Fellowship. Prior to his admission, David graduated from the Cornell Law School LL.M. program. David also holds a LL.B. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), and a M.A. in Constitutional Law from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB), Ecuador.

After completion of his studies, he worked for the Ecumenical Human Rights Commission (CEDHU), the Ecological Defense of the Intag Valley (DECOIN) and the Regional Foundation on Human Rights Advisory (INREDH). He was appointed as a member of the board of directors at the Ecuadorian Coordinator of NGO's for Defense of the Nature and the Environment (CEDENMA), the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Participant Association, and the INREDH (Chairman in 2011). David has been a petitioner on several cases in the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and two in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (as the attorney of the former judges of the Supreme Court). His major academic and advocate interest is on Indigenous People's Rights.

In 2010, he was tenured as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Human Rights Center of the PUCE. Currently he is Associate Professor and Research Coordinator of the PUCE.

SCHOLARSHIP

Academia

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EDUCATION

LL.B., Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Ecuador, 2009
M.A. (Constitutional Law), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador, 2013
LL.M., Cornell Law School, 2014

DISSERTATION TOPIC:

Plurinational State: Theory and Practice. An interpretation of the Ecuadorian Constitution of 2008 from the Indigenous Movement.

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE:

Gerald Torres (Chair)
Kenneth Roberts
Muna B. Ndulo
Mitchel Lasser

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Email: dac393@cornell.edu
Phone:US (1)607-319-6678; Ecuador (593)984-661-1706

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

International Human Rights Law
Social Movements and Law
Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Constitutional Rights and Remedies
Public International Law
International Humanitarian Law
Law and Society
Inter-American Human Rights
International Criminal Law
Law and Gender

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar Master Fellowship (2011)
Fulbright Fellowship (2013)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award-Cornell Research Colloquium- (2014)
Cornell Law School Graduate Fellowship (2014)