Dr. Marcos A. Orellana (LL.M., S.J.D.) is Director of CIEL's Human Rights and Environment Program and Adjunct Associate Professor at the George Washington University School of Law.
At CIEL Dr. Orellana has focused on strengthening tools to secure global environmental justice. Prior to joining CIEL, Dr. Orellana was a Fellow to the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge, UK. He also was a Visiting Scholar with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington DC and Instructor Professor of international law at the Universidad de Talca, Chile. Dr. Orellana has acted as legal counsel to the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international environmental issues, such as the Rio+20 process and climate change negotiations. Dr. Orellana has also acted as legal advisor to several International Institutions, including the UN Environment Programme and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.