Enrique Castillo Barrantes


Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica

Dr. Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica, is a distinguished lawyer, diplomat, academic and writer, having undertaken various official posts, including Costa Rican Ambassador to France (1986–1990), Minister of Justice (1994–1995), and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS, 2007–2011). In the practice of law, he has a long trajectory, with distinguished positions such as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Law Bar Association (1986), Member of the Scientific Commission (International Society of Criminology) of Paris, Deputy Secretary General (International Association of Criminology) as well as Member of the Association of International Law. Dr. Castillo was also designated as Criminal Judge of the Goicoechea District (San José, 1971–1972). As a distinguished academic, he is the Founder, first General Director and former General Director Postgraduate Law School of the University of Costa Rica. His accolades also include the Designated Director for United Nations Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD) and Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) (January-March 2010).