Par Engstrom
Associate Professor

Par Engstrom is Associate Professor in Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College London.

He is also Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), at Sciences-Po, and he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research focuses on the politics of human rights and transitional justice, with a geographical focus on Latin America. Dr Engstrom is the academic coordinator of an International Network on the Inter-American Human Rights System initially funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2014-16). Recent publications include two book volumes: The Inter-American Human Rights System: Beyond Compliance(Palgrave, 2018) and The Inter-American Human Rights System: The Law and Politics of Institutional Change(Routledge, 2019). He has worked with a range of human rights organizations and as a consultant for the Association for the Prevention of Torture and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dr Engstrom recently completed a study for the European Parliament on the human rights and rule of law situations in Cuba and Venezuela, respectively. Prior to entering academia, Dr Engstrom worked at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.