Lecturer in Law
Luisa Cabal is the Director of the International Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she leads the Center’s legal and advocacy efforts in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. In her thirteen years at the Center, Ms. Cabal has pioneered the Center’s international litigation efforts, filing cases before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee. She currently oversees the Center’s international litigation strategy and advocacy initiatives at the UN, regional and national human rights bodies. She has developed human rights training projects and is co-founder of the first network of Latin American law professors (RED ALAS) working to integrate a gender perspective and women’s rights into law school curricula. She has lectured widely and made presentations before policy and academic institutions in over 15 countries and has published numerous articles on international human rights law and gender justice.
She currently serves as advisor to WHO’s Reproductive Health Department’s Gender Advisory Panel; to the International Federation of OB/GYN’s (FIGO) Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee; and to University of California’s Global Health Institute.
Prior to joining the Center in 1998, Ms. Cabal was a foreign associate in the Latin American Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher, LLP. In addition, she served as a Consultant to the United Nations Development Program in Colombia and as Advisor to the Government of Colombia. Ms. Cabal graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia; she received her Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law..