The youngest Attorney General that will hold this position is a lawyer who received his degree from Universidad Sergio Arboleda (1999). He majored in International Relations at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2000) and in Regulation and Management of Telecommunications and New Technologies at Universidad Externado de Colombia (2007). He received a master’s degree in History from Universidad Javeriana de Colombia (2006) and in Public Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia (2007). In 2010 he completed his PhD in Public Law at l’Université de Nantes in France.
Concerning his professional experience, it is worth mentioning his labor at the Office of the Attorney General between 2003 and 2004 when he served as special prosecutor of the National Human Rights Unit. In addition, he worked for 20 years as a legal advisor in public entities within the executive, legislative, judicial and control branches. In addition, he was an external advisor to the Personeria of Bogotá, the Governor´s Office of Cundinamarca, the Center for Peace and Reconciliation of the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport, the Excellence in Justice corporation (Corporación Excelencia en la Justicia) and the Senate. At the international level he has been an external legal advisor to the World Bank.
He worked as a professor and researcher at Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar de Ecuador and Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, among others. He participated as a lecturer in several countries such as France, Panama, Peru, Mexico and Ecuador.
As an investigator and advisor he addressed topics such as international criminal law, transitional justice, Colombian constitutional history, constitutional law, administrative law, public procurement and international human rights law.
He wrote several books: ‘¿Justicia Transicional o Impunidad?, La encrucijada de la paz en Colombia’ (2017); ‘La justicia en el siglo XIX en Colombia’ (2007); ‘Derecho Civil Bienes (2003); and ‘Litigio Interamericano: Perspectiva Jurídica del Sistema de Protección de la OEA’. He has also been editor of ‘Historia del Derecho Público en Colombia’.
He was elected member of the Colombian Academy of History ‘Academia Colombiana de Historia’ (2011), Colombian Academy of Jurisprudence (2013) ‘Academia Colombiana de Jurisprudencia’ and the Colombian Academy of International Law (2013) ‘Academia Colombiana de Derecho Internacional’.
Among his awards are the European Union ALBAN Scholarship for doctoral studies (2007); a scholarship granted by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights of Costa Rica for the XIX Interdisciplinary Course of International Law (2001); a scholarship granted by the Institute of Legal Studies of Poland for the Human Rights Program (Poznan, 2009). He also received a scholarship from the Asser Institute and Utrech University for the Human Rights Program (Netherlands and Belgium, 2007); and in 2002 he received a scholarship granted by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights of Costa Rica for the Human Rights Program in Oxford, (England, 2002).
For a year and a half he served as Senior Presidential Advisor on Human Rights and International Affairs of the government of President Iván Duque Márquez.
He serves as Attorney General since February 13, 2020.