Maria Claudia Pulido

Colombia |  Adjunct Executive Secretary, Organization of American States


Maria Claudia Pulido has been the assistant executive secretary for monitoring, promotion and technical cooperation at the Organization of American States (OAS) since September 1, 2017. A Colombian attorney, she is responsible for the direction and supervision of situation-monitoring mechanisms on human rights, especially in the production of thematic and country reports, promotion activities, technical training and cooperation; and on the monitoring of the recommendations set by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to the OAS Member States.

Pulido has worked for the IACHR since 2001, where she coordinated the Friendly Settlement Section, the South Cone; the Office of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty; and the Administrative and Financial Section of the Executive Secretariat. Furthermore, she was an officer at the Guatemala and Peru Desks. Previously, she worked as an attorney at the Center for Justice and International Law.

Domestically in Colombia, she coordinated the National Unit for Human Rights Monitoring at the National Inspector-General’s Office; she worked for the National Rights Unit of the National Directorate of Criminal Instruction and as an Assistant Prosecutor on Human Rights of the Office of the National Public Prosecutor. As a graduate from the Colombia Externado University, she pursued postgraduate studies in Criminal Law and Criminology at the same Institution; a certificate in Human Rights from the Superior School of Public Administration; and holds an MA in International Law and Human Rights, from the Washington College of Law, of the American University.

Pulido was an event speaker at the Dialogue.