International Humanitarian Law / International Human Rights Law / International Criminal Law / UN Human Rights Mechanisms / Public International Law / Inter-American Human Rights System / Non-State Actors
Julio has experience with research on international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law, especially on issues involving non-state actors and the interplay between those branches in the Inter-American and UN human rights systems.
Before joining the Geneva Academy as a Consultant, Julio completed an internship at the GHRP where he worked on the optimization and efficiency process of the UN Human Rights Council. Prior to this experience, he worked as a research assistant on IHL and IHRL at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and the Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany). He is also the Co-Founder of UFRGS IHL Clinic and currently serves as its IHL Adviser, in addition to working as a Legal Fellow at the Independent International Legal Advocates (IILA).
Julio holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with inter-university exchange program at the Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Manager of Policy Studies and Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform
The GHRP creates new opportunities for all stakeholders in the field of human rights in and outside Geneva to meet, exchange information and debate topical issues and challenges related to the functioning of the Geneva-based human rights system.
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As a ‘Mechanisms Lab’, the GHRP supports the international community to engineer solutions to ensure the sustainable functioning of the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies, allowing them to address human rights challenges effectively.
Via training courses, targeted research and publications, briefings for diplomats and expert roundtables, the GHRP supports the international community to engage more effectively with the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms and bodies.