Liliana Obregon is a professor of international law at Universidad de los Andes Law School in Bogotá, Colombia where she also directs the new international law program. She specializes in the history and theory of international law and international institutions in Latin America. She also studies comparative systems of human rights protection and third world approaches to international law. Her recent publications include “Between Civilization and Barbarism: Creole Interventions in International Law” ( Third World Quarterly ). She is c o-author of Colombia Venezuela: crisis o negociación (Colombia Venezuela: Crisis or Negotiation). ( Tercer Mundo Editores).