Francisco Cox Vial

Chile  |  Member, UN Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela

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Francisco Cox Vial is a prominent criminal lawyer and member of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela. He led the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Government of President Enrique Peña Nieto to investigate the case of the 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa (Mexico). Mr. Cox litigated before the International Criminal Court, including in the case against Dominic Ongwen, in which Cox represents 2605 victims of the armed conflict in northern Uganda. Recently a Group of Latin American Countries nominated him to integrate the panel of five world experts that advises the Executive Committee of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court to elect the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He studied law at Diego Portales University and then obtained a Master’s Degree (LL.M) from Columbia University.

Cox Vial was an event speaker at the Dialogue.


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