18 February 2019

New visitor at iCourts - Agostina Allori

1 - 31 March 2019

Agostina Allori was born and raised in Tucumán, Argentina. She studied to be a lawyer at Universidad de San Andrés. In 2016 she finished her Masters of Laws (LL.M) with merits from Michigan Law School, which she focused on Women’s Rights, Law and Literature and Legal Theory. After the LL.M she received a Fellowships for the Study of Professional Ethics in Auschwitz for the Law Program.

In Argentina, she has worked in the Direction of Regional and International Cooperation of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. She has been a Law Professor at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad de Palermo as well; where she taught Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Professional Ethics. She is also an alumni of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, in Costa Rica.

Nowadays she is pursuing a Masters of Laws in Human Rights (International Justice Specialization) in Central European University, thanks to a CEU Budapest Foundation Scholarship. During this academic year she participated in the “Legal Empowerment Course” organized by CEU Public Policy School, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law, Open Society Foundation and Namati. She was also awarded a scholarship for the course “Courts in Dialogues”, conducted by Professor András Sajó at the seat of the European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg.

Her LL.M thesis research is focused on dialogues between the Inter-American Court and the National Supreme Courts, in those paradigmatic cases where the domestic Courts refused to follow the IACtHR decisions. She is conducting a qualitative analysis of the IACtHR’s rulings and orders of compliance, as well as the responses of the national courts. Her research includes a novel interdisciplinary approach between Law and Literature, exploring the ways both international and national courts construct and perform their authority and legitimacy.