Diego Quesada Nicoli

Diego Quesada Nicoli (he/him; they/them) is a queer human rights lawyer and researcher from Peru. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of the Pacific (Peru) and his work has focused on the protection of LGBTIQ+ people.

He has worked many years in the Research Center of the University of the Pacific conducting research and participating in litigation related to LGBTIQ+ individuals, both in domestic courts and in the Inter-American Human Rights System. Diego has also served as an intern in the Merits division of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and as a consultant for non-governmental organizations. Furtherly, he attended The Hague Academy of International Law and has worked as a teacher assistant of Public International Law in Peru.

Diego is particularly interested in the intersections between queer theory and the law. His thesis provides a queer approach to the Advisory Opinion OC-24/17 of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding the recognition of gender identity, arguing that States should end the registration of sex/gender markers in identity documents.