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A portrait photo of Pablo de Greiff.

Pablo de Greiff

Born in Colombia, Pablo de Greiff graduated from Yale University (B.A.) and from Northwestern University (Ph.D.). De Greiff is currently a member of the UN Secretary General’s Civilian Advisory Board on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transitional Justice Program at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice of the School of Law at New York University (NYU). Prior to joining NYU, he was the Director of Research at the International Center for Transitional Justice from 2001 to 2014.  

In 2012 he was appointed as the first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence- a position he held until May 2018. De Greiff is the editor or co-editor of ten books and has published extensively on transitions to democracy, democratic theory, and the relationship between morality, politics, and law. He is on the board of editors of the International Journal of Transitional Justice. He has lectured extensively, including at Yale, Harvard, Oxford (where he teaches in the Human Rights Programme), Columbia, Cornell, NYU, the European University Institute, and more. He has been an advisor to different transitional justice bodies in Peru, Guatemala, Morocco, Colombia, and the Philippines. 

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