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Sebastian Rodríguez Alarcón

Sebastian Rodríguez Alarcón, Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean

Sebastián is the Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Center for Reproductive Rights. He first joined the Center in 2014 as a Legal Fellow. In his role, he is responsible for leading the international litigation and advocacy strategies in the region before the United Nations and fostering strategic partnerships with non-traditional allies. Sebastian played a key role negotiating with government officials over the implementation of two landmark cases, K.L. v. Peru and L.C. v Peru, the first abortion cases decided by United Nations human rights bodies.

Prior to joining the Center, Sebastián was an Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University. Before that, he was a Clinical Lecturer in Law at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, where he spearheaded and supervised human rights advocacy and fact-finding work on LGBTQ, gender and disability issues. He has served as a policy advisor to the gender equity program at the Cabinet of the Minister of the Colombian Ministry of Labor, and has worked at the Organization of American States’ Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sebastián holds an LL.M. by Research from McGill University, where he was an Open Society Foundations Disability Rights Scholar, Justice James K-Hugessen Fellow and Rathlyn Foundation Fellow, a law degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, and Executive Education from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He is admitted to the Bar of Colombia and is fluent in Spanish.