SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Human Rights Under Judicial Attack? When Domestic Courts Challenge the Authority of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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Julian Huertas Cardenas is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law under the supervision of Professor Karen Knop. His research focuses on the recent resistance to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights by some domestic courts in Latin America. He holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, an LL.M. in International Law from Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia), and received the Law degree (equivalent to an LL.B.) from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia). He has been Assistant Professor of international law, now on leave, at Universidad de La Sabana since 2014. His publications address the relationship between international and domestic law in Colombia and Latin America. He has also been a coach of La Sabana's teams that participate in moot courts like the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law. Prior to joining La Sabana, he worked for two years at Schlumberger, an oilfield services company. 

Education
S.J.D. Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2019-present).
LL.M., Columbia University (2019).
LL.M. in International Law, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia) (2016).
LL.B., Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) (2011).
Awards and Distinctions
Mary H. Beatty Fellowship, University of Toronto (2020).
Warren K. Winkler Graduate Fellowship in International Human Rights, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2019).
Naomi Overend Fellowship in Human Rights, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2019).
Houlden & Morawetz Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2019).
University of Toronto Fellowship (2019).
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School (2019).
Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School (2019).
Laureate Thesis Award – Summa cum laude, Universidad de La Sabana (2016).
Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Diagnóstico sobre las relaciones entre el derecho internacional y el derecho interno. El caso colombiano (with Paola Acosta, Juana Acosta & Daniel Rivas), 16 Estudios Constitucionales, 2018.
  • Caso Chaparro Álvarez vs. Ecuador. Un caso de arbitraje sui generis y delegación de jurisdicción en el SIDH (with Nicolás Córdoba), 6 Revista Iberoamericana de Derecho Internacional y de la Integración, 2017.
  • Monismo moderado colombiano: examen a la teoría oficial de la Corte Constitucional desde la obra de Alfred Verdross, 132 Vniversitas, 2016.

Book Chapters

  • Not so Moderate: The Relationship Between the Colombian Legal System and International Law (with Carlos Arevalo), in Alejandro Linares-Cantillo (ed.), Constitutionalism: Old Dilemmas, New Insights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2020).

  • Integración Europea, una nueva dogmática jurídica y el salto hacia el constitucionalismo plural, in Juan Pablo Pampillo & Arturo Damián (eds.), Integraciones Jurídicas Americanas: teoría, historia, instituciones y derecho (Editorial Porrúa, 2017).

  • Teorías sobre la relación entre el derecho interno y el derecho internacional en la jurisprudencia constitucional colombiana (with Paola Acosta), in Juana Acosta, Paola Acosta, et al. (eds), De Anacronismos y Vaticinios: Diagnóstico sobre las Relaciones entre el Derecho Internacional y el Derecho Interno en Latinoamérica (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2017).

  • De los modelos de desarrollo al derecho a la igualdad (with Juan Fernando Sánchez), in Rodríguez, Gloria & Vargas-Chaves, Iván (eds.), Políticas de igualdad e intereses colectivos: reflexiones y nuevos retos (Editorial Ibáñez, Universidad de Salamanca, 2014).

Online 

  • The Precarity of the People, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, June 2019 (Link here).
  • Assemblies, People and Democracy in 2019, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, June 2019 (Link here).
  • To Destitute the World, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, October 2018 (Link here).

 

Research Interests
Comparative Law
International Law
Judicial Decision-Making
Law and Globalization
Legal Theory
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Committee Members