Senior Staff Attorney, Latin America and the Caribbean

Juan Franco

Juan Franco is the senior staff attorney for Latin American and the Carribean with the ABA Justice Defenders Program.  Mr. Ramírez earned his LL.M. in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law. He previously worked in research and litigation concerning human rights issues in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Mr. Franco has experience in litigating before International and Regional Human Rights systems on freedom of expression, access to justice and transitional justice issues. He also worked for the Impact Litigation Project of the Center for Human Rights at American University Washington College of Law conducting research and monitoring human rights violation across the hemisphere and litigated cases before the Inter-American System of Human Rights at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Prior to earning his LL.M., Mr. Franco conducted research and training on women’s rights and legal aspects of armed conflict.