Michael Reed-Hurtado is a Colombian and U.S. lawyer and journalist with over 20 years of experience in the human rights and humanitarian fields. His work has focused on the effective criminal prosecution of system crimes, transitional justice, prison conditions and reform, military criminal jurisdiction, and forced displacement, among other topics.

Reed-Hurtado currently teaches human rights and transitional justice at Georgetown University. He recently completed an extended faculty fellowship at Yale University. For several years, he served as an adviser to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia. He is now the director of operations at the Guernica Centre for International Justice.

Reed-Hurtado holds a B.A. in Latin American studies, a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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