Claudia S. de Windt

Senior Legal Specialist
Chief Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance
Department of Sustainable Development
Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Suite 715
Phone: +(202) 370-5480
Fax: +(202) 370-3560
cdewindt@oas.org

Areas of Expertise: Legal drafting, international development cooperation, good governance and participation, foreign investment, trade, environmental law and enforcement.

Ms. de Windt is a Senior Legal Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Development of the OAS (OAS-DSD), where she leads the environmental law, policy and good governance section.

Ms. de Windt currently focuses on capacity building efforts in the areas of trade and sustainable development, environmental law and enforcement, access to information, to justice and participation. She has published various articles on these subjects among others she has co-authored in the field of sustainable development. She is a graduate of law from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and has a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law.

Prior to joining the OAS in 2001, Ms. de Windt was an Associate Attorney for the firm Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she worked as Counsel for International and local organizations mainly in the areas of contracts, banking, maritime, corporate and investment Law. She was appointed in 1999, by the President of the Dominican Republic as Judicial Interpreter of The Court of First Instance of Santo Domingo. Ms. de Windt is admitted to practice in the Dominican Republic and a member of the Dominican Bar Association. She also served as Vice–President of the LL.M student association at the Washington College of Law in 2000. Languages: native language is Spanish, she is also fluent in English and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.

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