Professor Profile


Professional Profile

Full-time professor at Universidad del Pacífico Academic Department of Law. He holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies with a certification in Human Rights from Georgetown University and is a Lawyer from Universidad de Lima.
He specializes in Public and Private International Law particularly focused on the areas of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, and Transitional Justice. He has conducted research on the fight against terrorism and armed conflict in Peru, regulation of combatant’s privilege in non-international armed conflicts, application of new technologies in war, as well as on social and minorities rights including LGBTI rights, indigenous rights, and women’s rights.
Professor Gurmendi has taught courses and held workshops on his specialty for the Academia Nacional de la Magistratura (National Judicial Academy) and currently serves as a contributor to the World Bank’s “Women, Business and the Law” program. He formerly served as associate of Estudio Echecopar associated with Baker & McKenzie International where he was part of the legal team in charge of defending the Peruvian State before international courts, including the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He writes regularly on his blog

Specialization Areas

Humanitarian international law, human rights, transitional justice, fight against terrorism.