Organization of American States
Luis Toro Utillano, Senior Attorney at the Department of International Law
Luis Toro Utillano is a senior legal officer at the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the General Secretariat of the OAS. He provides advisory services on international law issues to OAS organs, such as the Permanent Council, the Juridical and Political Affairs Commission, and the Inter-American Juridical Committee. He is the treaty officer, and as such he oversees all actions concerning the deposit of inter-American legal instruments.
He has served as a legal advisor to the Working Groups in charge of the adoption of instruments and plans of action in matters regarding people with disabilities, the fight against corruption, racism and all forms of discrimination, the rights of the elderly and indigenous peoples, among others.
He has organized capacity building and training events about the inter-American System in different OAS member States and has participated in workshops and conferences in academic institutions as well as national and international governmental organizations, both within the inter-American system and the United Nations. Moreover, he has published articles on various aspects of the inter-American system and the work of the OAS.
He received his LL.B. at the School of Law of the University of Montreal in Canada (Faculté de Droit). He holds an LL.M. from the Washington College of Law (American University) and a Bachelor in Political Sciences, B.Sc. (University of Montreal). He is fluent in all OAS languages.