Francisco Cox Vial

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Francisco Cox Vial
Partner BCP



Mr. Cox has acted as counsel in several complex litigation cases both domestically as well as internationally; appointed by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the OAS as one of the five experts in charge of investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Mr. Cox is also the only Chilean attorney to have ever litigated before the International Criminal Court.

Before establishing BCP, Mr. Cox worked in the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch and was partner at Hermosilla y Cía.

Mr. Cox holds a directorship at the Teatro a Mil Foundation.

Academic Background
  • Columbia University School of Law. LLM (1999-2000)
  • University of Oxford and George Washington University. International Human Rights Law Summer Programme (1998).
  • Universidad Diego Portales, Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Studies (1995).
  • Human Rights Fellow at Columbia University Law School.
  • James A. Ellkins Prize in Constitutional Law, Columbia University Law School 1999-2000
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for Academic Excellence.
  • Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Achievement Award
Teaching Experience


  • Professor of Public Interest Advocacy, Universidad de Valparaíso
  • Professor of Public Interest and Human Rights Clinics, Universidad Diego Portales
  • Professor of Human Rights International Law, Universidad Diego Portales
  • Professor of Bargaining Techniques in the New Criminal Procedure, Universidad Diego Portales.

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