With a focus in South America and the Balkans, and experience as a United Nations consultant, IPinCH associate scholar Alvaro Higueras adds to the project’s global scope. Alvaro is currently exploring cultural heritage rights in Peru, where historical and cultural factors have created status differences between Indigenous highland groups and those in the Amazon forest. He has worked on cultural heritage issues in a range of places and frameworks: from Colombia to Eritrea, and on both practical and theoretical levels. In 2000 he served as a Cultural Heritage Officer for the United Nations mission in Kosovo, working to protect endangered cultural heritage. Recently, Alvaro has been a sessional professor at Simon Fraser University, an invited professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and an adjunct profesor at the American University of Rome. Alvaro welcomes the opportunity to add his expertise and voice to IPinCH and to contribute to initiatives seeking legal and practical frameworks for cultural heritage management.