Graduate in Law, “C.E.U Luis Vives” in association with the University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain; Certificate of completion, XXVI Annual Teaching Session, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France; Academic Diploma, XVII Interdisciplinary Course of the Human Rights Inter-American Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica; Research Certificate, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain; Advanced Studies Diploma, Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain
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Ecofeminist lawyer, with extensive national and international academic advocacy and litigation experience. From 2017 to 20232 she has served as Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights (REDESCA) of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), being the first person to carry out such a mandate. During this period, she was a member of the Working Group of the Protocol of San Salvador of the OAS, of which she was Char from 2021 to 2023.
She has a Diploma in Human Rights from the Carlos III University of Madrid with Research Proficiency obtained in the Doctorate Program of the same university. She has been a professor of Public International Law at National University of La Plata (Argentina), as well as numerous courses on the topics of her specialty in various postgraduate programs. Among others, she designed and founded the course Gender, Women’s Rights and Sexual Diversity in the master’s degrees in human Rights at UNLP, Rafael Landívar University (Guatemala), and FLACSO Uruguay.
She was President of Amnesty International (AI) Argentina, Vice-President of AI’s International Executive Committee (global board), and Chair of the AI’s Working Group on Gender and Diversity. In these roles, she led the adoption of policies on gender and diversity strategies of the organization. Likewise, she has served as a consultant for prestigious national and international organizations and study centers, including several UN agencies.
From 2009 until she joined the IACHR, she served as the Representative for South America of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, based in Montevideo, Uruguay. As the first regional representative of said Institute, she managed numerous projects to promote and educate on human rights in the countries and institutions of Mercosur space.
She is the Drinan Chair in Human Rights, 2023/2024.