Luis Felipe Yanes is a PhD candidate at the School of Law's Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex and a Research and Program Assistant of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project.
Luis is a former Human Rights Specialist of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) at the Organization of American States. Between 2013 and 2016, Luis held several positions at the IACHR, having been the senior lawyer of the Protection Group, in charge of the Commissions precautionary measures mechanism. During his time at the Commission, Luis supported the work of the former Unit on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with precautionary measures related to the right to health, adequate food, water, shelter, culture and education.
Luis has worked in the fields of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Indigenous Peoples with PROVEA (Programa Venezolano de Educación y Acción en Derechos Humanos) and with the Human Rights Centre of Universidad Metropolitana, where he was also a teaching assistant and researcher at the Department of International Law. Luis Felipe studied Law at the Universidad Metropolitana (Venezuela) with a diploma in International Public Law at the same University. He later pursued an LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the University of Essex.