Alexandra Haas PaciucPresident, National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (Conapred), México

Alexandra Haas Paciuc leaded the Political Affairs area of ​​the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, United States, where she promoted, among other things, the strengthening of the relationship between the consular system and the organization Human Rights Campaing, specialized in community rights and LGBTI. She has served as a human rights lawyer and public policy adviser. She was advisor to the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (Conapred) on issues of promotion and cultural change, as well as a researcher for the team that prepared the Report on Discrimination in Mexico 2012 (2011-2013). She also coordinated the Non-Discrimination Strategy of the Commission of Human Rights of the Federal District CDHDF (2007-2008), a period in which various initiatives related to vulnerable groups were coordinated, including the preparation of the Report on the Rights of People with Disabilities. As a consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), she was directly involved in the preparation and implementation of the first National Human Rights Program of the Government of Mexico (2004-2007). She was part of the legal team at the Organization Center for Legal Action in Human Rights CALDH (2002) in Guatemala. She also led the Office of ProMéxico in United Kingdom, South Africa and Portugal (2008-2011). Recently, she was a teacher of the Master of Human Rights and Democracy at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and throughout her academic career she has taught the subjects of International Law of Human Rights and Theory of Law at Universidad Iberoamericana and the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana. She is an associate of the International Human Rights Network. In her student days, she volunteered for Amnesty International. She co-authored the breviary Migrant Workers Indocuments: Immigration Status and Human Rights, as well as some articles on human rights. Alexandra earned a Bachelor of Laws degree with academic excellence from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), and a Master of Laws degree from the University of New York (NYU).

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