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Dr. Rodolfo Saborio

Degrees and academic credentials:

- Law School Degree (J.D. equivalent), University of Costa Rica, February 1983.
- Notary Public, University of Costa Rica, March 1983.
- Public Law Specialist, (Diplôme d'études Approfondies) University of Paris I, Sorbonne, France, July 1987.
- Doctor of Laws (Ph.D. equivalent) Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, May 1988.
- Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, 1996-1997.

Publications:
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- Eficacia e invalidez del acto administrativo, Editorial Alma Mater, University of Costa Rica, First Edition 1986; Ediciones Seinjusa, Second Edition 1994; Editorial Juricentro Third Edition 2003.
- La admisibilidad en la acción de inconstitucionalidad, Revista de Derecho Constitucional N. 2, San José, Costa Rica, 1990.
- Las vías de hecho de la Administración, Award of the Costa Rican Bar Association, 1991.
- Normas Básicas de Derecho Público, Ediciones Seinjusa, First Edition 1992; Tenth Edition 2010, Costa Rica.
- Instrumentos Internacionales sobre Derechos Humanos vigentes en Costa Rica, Ediciones Seinjusa, First Edition 1993.
- Manual sobre Derechos Humanos y Ambiente. Ediciones de la Fundación Ambio, 1994, second edition 1995, Costa Rica.
- Derecho Procesal Administrativo Costarricense, Editorial Juricentro, 1994.
- Los límites a las reformas parciales de la Constitución, Revista Parlamentaria, Vol. 3, No. 3, December 1995, San José, Costa Rica.
- El Bloque de Libertades Públicas, in collective work "La Jurisdicción Constitucional y su influencia en el Estado de Derecho", Constitutional Chamber of the Judicial Branch, Costa Rica, 1996.
- Diez años de la Sala Constitucional: las reformas pendientes, Revista Contrapunto, May 1999.
- Propuesta de modelo para la reforma del marco legal de la Administración Pública Costarricense, January 2000.
- El país posible. La construcción de una nueva institucionalidad posbipartidista. Editorial Juricentro, First Edition 2002, Second Edition 2004.
- El Estado Social y Democrático de Derecho: paradigma inagotado de reforma institucional. Revista Desarrollo Humano e Institucional en América Latina, No. 38, Instituto Internacional de Gobernabilidad, Cataluña, Spain, February 2003.
- ¿Democracia sin reglas? Las debilidades del Estado de Derecho en la construcción democrática de América Central. Propuesta de un Sistema de Indicadores de gobernabilidad jurídica e institucional para el Observatorio de la Democracia en Centroamérica, First Edition, San José, Costa Rica, March 2004. - Co-author.
- Rendición de cuentas en Costa Rica: diagnóstico y propuesta de sistematización, Editorial Juricentro, San José, Costa Rica, March 2004.

Honors:

- Honor student, University of Costa Rica Law School, 1981 and 1982.
- Approval of the thesis for the Law School Degree with excellence and recommendation for publication. University of Costa Rica Law School, 1983.
- Academic Honors in the degree of specialist in Public Law, Université de Paris I, Sorbonne, 1987.
- Cum Laude in the Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.) Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1988.
- Alberto Brenes Córdoba Award for best legal research. Awarded by the Costa Rican Bar Association, 1990.

Professional and academic experience:

Relevant consulting experience for international multilateral institutions:
- Consultant to the World Bank in the Health Services Improvement Program regarding the legal viability of the proposed role of the Costa Rican Social Security Administration (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social) 1993.
- Consultant to the Panamerican Health Organization in the Program establishing de role of the Ministry of Health as coordinator of the health system and drafting of the Organizational Law of the Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, 1993
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the review of the Government Procurement Law of El Salvador, April 1997.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the review of the Government Procurement Law of Honduras, May 1997.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the review of Government Procurement Law of Ecuador, September 1997.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the drafting of Government Procurement Law of Paraguay, May 1998 - April 1999.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the review of the drafts of government procurements laws of Chile and Nicaragua, December 1998.
- Consultant to the World Bank in the drafting of the Government Procurement Law of Nicaragua and drafting the Executive Decree on Government Procurements, June- July 1999. The National Assembly adopted this draft as law.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the drafting of the Government Procurement Law of Honduras, October 1999.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank in the Program of Modernization of the Public Administration Legal Framework, Costa Rica, 1999- 2001.
- Consultant to the Interamerican Development Bank and the United Nations Program for Development, in assisting the Republic of Paraguay on putting in practice policies regarding the regional and hemispheric negotiations on Government procurements, Mayo-August 2000.

Other relevant professional and academic experience:

- 1978 to 1983: General Accounting Office of Costa Rica. Legal Department
- Provided legal advice to administrative agencies and review of government procurement contracts and administrative liabilities.
- 1983 to 1985: Private practitioner.
- Consulting services in general, Trial litigation and claims before the Administrative Court.
- 1984 to 1995: Professor of Administrative Law, Public Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Costa Rica.
- 1990 to 1993: Attorney General's Office of Costa Rica. Civil Attorney General. Legal representation of the government in trials before the Administrative Court and in constitutional matters. Legal advice concerning Public Law to the central government and decentralized administrative agencies. Representative of the Ministry of Justice in the Commission on review of the jurisdiction of constitutionality. Delegate of that Ministry to the Commission of Juridical Affairs of the Costa Rican Congress in the discussion of bills to reform the jurisdiction of constitutionality.
- 1993 to date: Private practitioner and private consultant: Trials and proceedings before the Administrative Court. Legal advice on government procurement.
- 1994 Chairman of the Executive Commission on reforms to the Decree on Government Procurement, Costa Rica, 1994
- 1994 - 1995 External legal advisor Commission of Juridical Affairs of the Costa Rican Congress in the areas of government procurement and government takings
- 1994 - Drafter of the Government Procurement Bill.
- 1995 - Drafter of the Government Takings Law.
- 1995 - Consultant to the Costa Rican government in drafting an executive decree on government procurement
- 1995 - Consultant to the Costa Rican Ministry of Planning in drafting an executive regulation to the Public Services Regulating Authority Law. 1995.
- 1995- 2003 - Training courses in the area of government procurement, sponsored by the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Derecho Público S.A., Costa Rica.
- 1995- 1996- Guest lecturer in the Supreme Court of Costa Rica Judicial School
- 1996-1997 Harvard Law School Visiting Researcher.

Languages:

Spanish: native language
French: advanced
English: advanced

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