Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg is currently Professor of International Law at Universidad del Pacífico Law School in Lima, Peru. He holds an LL.M in International Legal Studies and a Certificate in Human Rights Law from Georgetown University and a law degree and LL.B from Universidad de Lima. He specializes in international humanitarian law and human rights law, particularly in the Latin American context. He is currently writing a book on the application of international humanitarian law during the Peruvian non-international armed conflict (1980-2000), which will be published by Universidad del Pacífico Press in 2019.
Alonso is also a pro bono adviser to the Peruvian Congress’ Foreign Relations Committee and a member of Asociación Civil Transparencia, a democracy watchdog in Peru. In the past, he worked in Estudio Echecopar Abogado as part of the litigation team in charge of defending the Peruvian State before international tribunals, participating in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Center for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Investment (ICSID) and ad hoc arbitrations under specific trade and investment agreements. He has also been involved in international law training programs for the armed and/or police forces of Bolivia and Peru.