Alan Vogelfanger, born on July 25, 1988, in Argentina, studied law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated cum laude, and ranked in the top 1% of his class. He participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, in the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition and in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies, specialized in International Human Rights Law, from the American University Washington College of Law. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship and the Inter-American Moot Court Scholarship. Vogelfanger is also a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at the School of Philosophy and Humanities of the University of Buenos Aires. His thesis focuses on human rights education and education for sustainable development.
Vogelfanger lectured courses such as “International Human Rights Law”, “Debating the human rights agenda”, “Human Rights and Guarantees”, “Argumentation and Simulations in International Law” and “Environmental Law and Natural Resources”. He published articles in Argentina, Spain, England, Costa Rica, and the United States. He was also a legal advisor at public institutions like the Ombudsperson’s Office of the City of Buenos Aires, the Legislature, and the Judiciary, and he was a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. As a consultant, he worked for U.N. Argentina, the Ministry of Education, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.