Villarroel Villarroel, Darío César


PhD: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Office: E7.8


Born in Angol, Chile, he completed his first studies in his hometown and later began his law degree at the University of Concepción, Chile. He moved to live in Italy and later to Geneva, Switzerland, where he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Science. After, he resided in Madrid where he studied Law at the UCM and in which he later obtained the PhD in Laws.

He began his professional life as an international official of the World Tourism Organization (OMT), based in Madrid. He returned to his country of origin for three years where he worked in companies and in the public administration of the state. In his professional career he has had to travel to countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, such as Germany, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, India, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Libya or Equatorial Guinea.

He is fluent in French, English and Italian.


PhD in Laws, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Licentiate in Sciences Politiques from the Université de Genève – Switzerland,  Law Degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain and Studies in Corporate Communication, Universidad Católica de Santiago – Chile.

Research Interests

Public and Private International Law, International Relations, International Business Law and Political Sciences.


Lawyer, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

Legal Advisor, Ministerio del Interior de Chile (exonerated office).

Advisor, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Chile.

Member of the international observation mission in successive electoral processes held in the Republic of Colombia since 2008 and, in particular, in the second round of the presidential elections held on June 15, 2014. 

Publications in Scientific Journals

Villaroel Villaroel, Darío: “Democracia y derechos humanos en la acción exterior del estado: un estudio comparado”, de la obra colectiva “Terrorismo, Cuerpos de Seguridad y Derechos Humanos”, Bogotá D.C., 723-787, 2012. 

Villaroel Villaroel, Darío: “Fundamentos democráticos en el proceso de celebración de tratados. Un estudio comparado”, en la obra colectiva “Protección internacional de derechos humanos y estado de derecho”, Grupo Ed. Ibáñez, Bogotá D.C., 463-521, 2009.

González Ibáñez, Joaquín; Villaroel Villaroel, Darío: “El derecho internacional humanitario presente. Reflexiones y fórmulas desde la perspectiva europea”, en la obra colectiva “Derechos humanos, relaciones internacionales y globalización”, Grupo Ed. Ibáñez, Bogotá D.C, 113-151, 2006. 

Villaroel Villaroel, Darío: “Derecho de los tratados en las constituciones de américa”, Ed. Porrúa, México D.F., 2004.

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