Juan, friend and founder of Dejusticia, died on April 12, 2012.
Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Heildelberg in Germany. Masters in Public Administration from the Higher School of Public Administration in Speyer, Germany. J.D. from the Universidad Externado of Colombia, with specialized course study in foreign human rights and constitutional rights. He was dedicated to public service for organizations such as the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsman Office, the Universidad Nacional of Colombia, and in the investigation of themes including electoral policy, human rights, and constitutional rights. He was a founding member of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (DeJuSticia). Until March 2010 he held the position of Auxiliary Assistant of the Constitutional Court after having worked for the Ombudsman Office for three years- where he held the positions of Delegated Defender of the People for Constitutional and Legal Subjects and the position of the Delegated Defender of the People for the Monitoring of Human Rights in Public Policy. He was also dedicated to teaching especially at the Universidad Nacional of Colombia. He was invited as a professor and a speaker at universities and organizations in other countries. He was author and co-author of books and published articles on both the national and international level about the subjects of electoral policy, human rights and constitutional rights.