Aline Cárdenas, 2014

Aline Cárdenas is a Mexican human rights lawyer. She received her degree in law from Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico; however, she spent a year of her university studies at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

Her work experience includes working as the Head Advisor of the Director of Human Rights Policy of the Ministry of Interior; the General Manager of a Mexican Human Rights NGO Centro Jurídico para los Derechos Humanos (CJDH); and also as a Criminal Attorney in two prominent law firms in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Aline’s thesis to obtain her degree in law was titled “Dolus eventualis in the International Criminal Law System” and has also published the article “Constitutional Reform on Human Rights Matters,” in the electronic magazine “Mexico Update” of the American Bar Association’s section of International Law.

Her extracurricular activities include the participation as a competitor and later on as a judge of the international moot court “Victor Carlos García Moreno”, proceeding before the International Criminal Court. She has also been a guest lecturer at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City for the courses “Theory of crime” and “Crimes and felonies.”

Aline is particularly interested in International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Conflict Resolution and Public Policy.


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