Fernando Ribeiro Delgado

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2016


Fernando Ribeiro Delgado is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. Delgado’s work focuses on the inter-American human rights system and on human rights and criminal justice issues. Apart from teaching courses on these topics, he supervises students on related litigation, fact-finding, and reporting. Specializing in the documentation of prison and police abuse, Delgado has helped spur numerous local and national human rights reforms in his native Brazil. He has conducted oral arguments in several cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and is currently co-counsel in litigation concerning the Brazilian prison system before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Delgado has served as a Global Human Rights Fellow with Justiça Global and continues to be a collaborating attorney on their national prisons project.

He previously worked as an Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellow and a Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Fellow in the Americas and Children’s Rights Divisions of Human Rights Watch, respectively. Delgado holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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