Daniel Caballero

Ecuador |  Program Associate, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law, Inter-American Dialogue

+1-202-463-2562 ˙ dcaballero@thedialogue.org ˙

Daniel Caballero joined the Inter-American Dialogue in August 2023 as a Program Associate in the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program. Prior to joining the Dialogue, Caballero served as the chief legal advisor for Justice Daniela Salazar at the Constitutional Court of Ecuador. Previously, he worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a researcher for the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), an attorney for Asylum Access Ecuador, as well as human rights project coordinator for the School of Law at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, where he is still an adjunct law professor.

He holds a juris doctor with a minor in Human Rights from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a master’s in Constitutional Law from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, and a master of laws in International Human Rights from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. 

He is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and German.

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