Sebastián Donoso is a lawyer from the Catholic University of Chile and holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a professor of Indigenous Legislation at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Chile, an associate researcher at the Center for Public Policies of the same university, and a professor of other undergraduate and graduate programs at said university.
He has taught at the Diplomatic Academy ‘Andrés Bello’ of Chile and in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Catholic Universities of Valparaíso, Austral University of Chile, Universidad del Desarrollo, Finis Terrae University, and University of Los Andes. Between March 2010 and June 2011, he was Special Advisor for Indigenous Affairs of the General Secretariat Ministry of the Presidency. He is currently a partner in the Sebastián Donoso & Associates firm, specializing in indigenous affairs, communities, and human rights.
He is a counselor of the National Institute of Human Rights appointed by President Sebastián Piñera, from July 2, 2019 to July 2, 2025.