Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., Georgetown ; J.D., Boston College; Certificate of Political Studies, University of Strasbourg, France
B.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; J.D., Boston College Law School; Certificate of Political Studies, Political Science Institute, University of Strasbourg, France Rosa Celorio...Continue Reading
B.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; J.D., Boston College Law School; Certificate of Political Studies, Political Science Institute, University of Strasbourg, France Rosa Celorio currently works as an Attorney and Specialist for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In that capacity, she coordinates the execution of the legal work, projects, and the activities of the Office of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women, and supports the work of the Subregional Section which handles matters related to the United States, Canada, Brazil, the English-Speaking Caribbean, and Haiti. Professor Celorio has worked in the field of human rights, discrimination and gender issues for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM-currently UN Women) in New York and Ecuador; as a lawyer in the law firms of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey and Lehane in Boston and O’Neill & Borges in Puerto Rico; as well as in Greater Boston Legal Services and Centro Presente in Boston. She has also worked as an Adjunct Law Professor for George Washington University Law School, and has been a guest lecturer at human rights courses at Georgetown University Law School and the American University Washington College of Law. She has also acted as an advisor for global initiatives implemented by various United Nations Special Procedures. Professor Celorio has offered presentations on different human rights issues in the realms of discrimination and gender in more than 15 countries, and has published several articles pertaining to these matters. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and has working knowledge of Portuguese. Professor Celorio is from Puerto Rico and studied International Politics and Law at Georgetown University, in Boston College, and in the Political Science Institute of the University of Strasbourg, in France. She is a member of the State Bars of New York and Massachusetts.