Raquel Zonia YRIGOYEN FAJARDO (Curriculum Vitae)
GENERAL DATA ...................................................................................................................................... 1 I. STUDIES.......................................................................................................................................... 2 II. AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS .................................................................................................. 2 III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE .................................................................................................... 3 III. UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Guest professor and speaker) ................................. 10 IV. PUBLICATIONS ............................................................................................................................ 12 V. EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE ........................................................................................................... 15 VI. MEMBERSHIP IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ............................... 16
- Place and date of birth: Huaraz -Ancash, Peru: 31/05/1963
- Citizenship: Peruvian. Passport 3534867, DNI 06744190
- International Institute on Law and Society (IILS)/ Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Sociedad
(IIDS). Address: Jr. Ribeyro 132, Lima 11, Perú. Tel. (51-1) 4241723. Cel. (51-1) 957-45490.
- E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.alertanet.org
Qualifications summary: major areas
-Topics of experience: Human rights, access to justice and indigenous rights. Multiculturalism,
intercultural dialogue, legal pluralism, customary law and indigenous law. Rule of law, legal & judicial
reform, alternative dispute resolution, and “informal justice”. Gender and women’s rights. Minority rights.
Citizen participation, democracy and local government. Good governance and transparency. Legal
anthropology, sociology of law and criminology; constitutional law and criminal law. International Law on
human rights, international humanitarian law, and truth commissions in post conflict countries.
- Areas of experience: Work experience since 1983 in rights awareness raising, training in and defence
of human rights; United Nations missions and international cooperation programs; civil society
participation, consensus building; constitutional, legal and judicial reform; institutional strengthening,
project design, management, monitoring and evaluation; network creation and support; research and
writing reports; university teaching, popular education; editing, and website design.
Countries which I have visited for professional or academic assignments:
a) Extended periods: Peru (citizen); Timor-Leste (2008-2009), Guatemala (2006-2007; 1996-1999);
Cambodia (2004-2005), Canada (1999-2004), Spain (1993-1996), United Kingdom (1994);
b) Others in South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela; c) Others in
Central America and the Caribbean: Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras,
Nicaragua; d) Others in North America: Mexico, USA; e) Others in Europe: Belgium, France, Germany,
Holland, Italy, Luxembourg; f) Others in Africa: Tunisia; g) Others in Asia: Thailand, Timor-Leste,
Singapore, Taiwan; f) Australia.
Languages: Spanish (mother tongue), English (UN Proficiency & TOEFL), working knowledge of
Portuguese (CEB), studies of French (AF).
Picture with the research team of the book Pathways to justice, released in Cambodia (Sept. 2005)
Picture at the University of Andalusia, Spain.
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PhD in law. University of Barcelona, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law (1993-95). Thesis:
Constitutional and criminal subjection of indigenous peoples in the Andean Countries in the XIX century,
defended in 2005. The thesis awarded highest honors.
International Fellowship in Comparative Federal Indian Law. University of Oklahoma, Law faculty (Oklahoma, 2007).
Specialization in Indigenous Customary Law. (Post-graduate studies). Autonomous National University of Mexico and San Carlos University of Guatemala. (1997-1998). Thesis (Guatemala, 1998):
Justice and legal pluralism in Guatemala (awarded highest honors).
Master in Criminal Justice System and Social Problems. University of Barcelona (1993-95). Thesis (June 1995): Constitutional recognition of difference in the Andean Countries (Peru, Colombia and
Common Study Programme on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology. Erasmus Common
Study Programme. Middlesex University, U. Barcelona, U. Bari-Italia, U. Rotterdam-Holland and U.
Saarlandes-Germany. (1993-1995). Saarbruken, Diploma (1995).
Anthropology Studies. (Post-graduate Diploma). Catholic University of Peru, School of Post-Graduate
Studies. (1987-1993). Diploma, Lima 1993.
Graduate in Law (Lawyer). Catholic University of Peru (1980-1986). Thesis: “The Rural Rondas in Peru, a legal anthropology study”. The thesis awarded highest honors. Lima, 1993.
This title was homologated as a title of “lawyer” in Spain (Minister of Education Decree, Nov., 17, 1994).
Bachelor in Law. Catholic University of Peru. 1992. Honor list of the Faculty of Law (Lista de
Studies in Law: Catholic University of Peru, Faculty of Law. Lima. (1982-1986).
Studies in Arts: Catholic University of Peru, School of Arts. Lima. (1980-1981).
II. AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Awards (among others)
? Masaji Chiba award for the study of Legal Pluralism. International Institute for the Sociology of
Law (IISL). Oñati, Spain, October 2000. Internship at the IISL: July 2001.
? Publication award on Justice in Latin America. Institute of Alternative Legal Services, ILSA.
Bogota, Columbia, September 2000.
? Research Prize. “Premi Jusfiforum“ for the essay “Alternatives to prison and harm
reduction“ (Alternativas a la prision y reducción de sus efectos vulnerantes). Generalitat de
? First National Prize in Essay on History. Education Ministry and the newspaper “El Diario Ojo“.
Scholarships for Studies (among others)
? First International Course on Legal Anthropology. University of Chile. Santiago de Chile. 5-23
? International Course on Indigenous rights and policy. International Training Centre of the
International Labour Organization. Turin, Italy. Oct. 2007.
? International Fellowship in Comparative Federal Indian Law. University of Oklahoma, College
of Law (May -July, 2007). (Info: Robertson, Lindsay G. email@example.com). ? International Seminar on Interculturalism. University of Chile. Santiago, December 2003.
? International Course in Customary law in Chile. Latin American Network on Legal Pluralism.
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Arica, Chile, March 18-23, 2000.
? International course on Justice and Constitution, in Tunis. Academie Internationale de Droit
Constitutionnel. Tunisia, July 1995.
? Doctorate Studies in Spain. Spanish Cooperation Agency (Barcelona, 1993- 1996).
? Common European Programme on Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1993-1995.
Erasmus Programme grant to study a semester at Middlesex University (London, 1994), and to
attend Common Sessions in Bari (Italy), Rotterdam (Holland), Saarbruken (Germany) and
? Pre-graduate thesis Scholarship. National Council of Sciences and Technology-CONCYTEC.
Lima, 1989. The thesis was awarded maximum honors.
? International Course on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Human Rights Center of
Geneva and Andean Commission of Jurists. Lima, 1988.
? V Interdisciplinary Course on Human Rights in Costa Rica. InterAmerican Institute on Human
Rights-IIDH. San Jose, Costa Rica. 1987.
Scholarships for Conferences and Congress abroad (among others) ? VI Congress of The Latin American Network on Legal Pluralism. ENAH. Bogota, Colombia, Oct.
26- Nov. 4, 2008.
? V Congress of The Latin American Network on Legal Pluralism.CIESAS, Oaxaca and Mexico,
? International Seminar on Access to Justice for the South Pacific Asia. UNPD Thailand. Phnon
Penh, Cambodia. September 2005.
? IV Congress of Researches on indigenous rights. Unversity of Girona, Spain, Oct. 2004. ? IV Congress of The Latin American Network on Legal Pluralism. Flacso-Ecuador, Quito, August,
? International Seminar on Interculturality. University of Chile. Santiago de Chile, Dec. 2003.
? International Congress of Latinoamericanists, Chile, July 2003 (resigned).
? III Congress of The Latin American Network on Legal Pluralism. USAID Human Rights
Program. Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. August, 2002.
? Workshop: Sociology of Law in Latin America. International Institute of Sociology of Law. Oñati,
Spain, July 2001.
? Scholarship to attend the XII International Conference on Folk law and Legal Pluralism.
International Committee on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism. Arica, Chile, March 13-17, 2000.
? Law and Society Annual Congress. Latin American Section. Colorado, USA June 1998.
? Workshop: The young Sociology of Law in Spain. University of Oñati, International Institute of
Sociology of Law. Oñati, Spain. 1995.
? International Conference on Law and Society in Europe, North America and Latin America.
University of Oñati, International Institute of Sociology of Law. Oñati, Spain. 1994.
? Conference on Critical Epistemologies on Law, organized by Boaventura de Sousa Santos.
International Institute of Sociology of Law. Oñati, Spain. 1995.
? Workshop on Discourses on Drugs Control. IISL, Oñati, Spain. 1994.
? International Congress on Critical Criminology. Estado do Para, Brazil. 1990.
III. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1. The International Institute on Law and society-IILS/ Instituto Internacional de derecho y
sociedad- IIDS (www.derechoysociedad.org). Founding Director (and former President 2000-
2208-). Current tasks: a) Director of research on legal pluralism and indigenous rights; b)
Support to the organization of the VII Congress of the Latin American Network of Legal
Anthropology (www.relaju.org); c) Design and coordination of the International Exchange
Program on Multiculturalism, Indigenous rights and Legal Pluralism
(www.alertanet.org/program.htm), and d) Editor of Alertanet- Portal on Law and Society
(www.alertanet.org) and promotion of the Latin American Network on Law and Society.
2. UNDP Timor Leste. International Legal consultant on Access to Justice and traditional justice
for the UNDP-Ministry of Justice Justice System Programme. Tasks: a) To consolidate existing
knowledge on informal justice/ traditional justice in the country, b) To elaborate a conceptual,
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legal and methodological framework on access to justice, customary law and local justice for
further policy and legal development, c) To design the tools and conduct an assessment of the
social demand for justice and an evaluation of the supply of justice services, such as the formal
justice system (the judiciary, public Ministry, prison system, police), traditional justice systems
and alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, with filed study in 4 pilot areas; d) To provide
technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice to conduct a consultation process on ”Access to
justice, customary law and community justice” at district, sector and national level, involving all sectors (local and traditional leaders, formal justice sector, women and social organizations,
NGOs, academia, donors, etc.), d) To provide advice to the Ministry of Justice for draft
legislation, considering their reality, human rights standards and comparative international
experience, and e) To present periodic reports to UN, counterparts and donors; select
personnel, prepare and present budget, support other administrative tasks for the management
of the project. Lima, Perú and Timor-Leste (Dili, Oecusse, Baucau, Suai, Los Palos, etc.).
August, 18 – October 12, 2009. (Info: Elizabeth Garret Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org, Carlos
Dinis email@example.com, Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. UNDP Peru and the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of the Catholic University
of Peru . Consultant. Tasks: a) Review of the existing literature on access to justice in rural
areas in Peru, b) Interview of indigenous leaders, justice organizations, judges, NGOs and
other social actors, c) Project design on Access to justice with a focus on rural areas, legal
pluralism and indigenous rights, d) Presentation of the project before the PUCP, European
Union Office, etc. Lima, June 2008. (info: Walter Albán email@example.com).
4. International Labour Organisation-ILO. Consultant to develop a program to implement
and promote the 169 ILO Covenant on Indigenous Peoples in Latin America. Tasks: a) to
desing a project for the promotion and implementation of 169 ILO Covenant in Latin America
including the identification of possible alliances and donors, b) To provide technical assistance
to governmental and indigenous organizations for the implementation of 169 ILO Covenant; c)
To do capacity building for public servants, judges, indigenous organizations, d) To do in
country missions to Bolivia, Chile and Mexico; e) To teach about Indigenous rights at the
International Training Centre of ILO at Turin, Italy, for Asian and African participants; f) to
design a research project on learning opportunities on indigenous rights in the Andean
countries to be executed by OXFAM; Lima, July 2007- May 2008. (Info: Birgitte Feiring & José
Luis Daza -firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
5. UNDP Bolivia. Consultant. Expert in constitutional law, indigenous rights and legal pluralism.
Advisor for the constitutional assembly in relation to justice reform and indigenous rights. Tasks:
a) To provide technical assistance on international law and indigenous rights to different
commissions of the Constituent Assembly, including the Justice Commission, Community
Justice, State structure, human rights, decentralization, etc. for drafting proposals related to
indigenous legal systems within the framework of multicultural/ plurinational justice system, b)
To provide advice such as Justice, b) To advice indigenous organizations in relation to their own
constitutional proposal, c) To provide capacity building for members of the constituent
assembly, judges, indigenous organizations, women’s organizations, and university members,
including the “Seminar on international law and comparative constitutionalism on indigenous
rights and legal pluralism”. La Paz, Santa Cruz and Sucre, March- May 2007. (Info: Christian
Jette firstname.lastname@example.org & Vilma Romero, email@example.com).
6. Fundación Soros Guatemala. Consultant. Strategic litigation on human rights. Tasks: a)
To design a conceptual framework on Strategic litigation on human rights; b) To conduct and
systematize a workshop for lawyers who litigate in human rights in Guatemala; c) To design the
methodology and the tools for a field research of the strategic litigation in human rights in
Guatemala by the NGOs, including paradigmatic cases; d) To write the final report, with the
findings and recommendations. Guatemala: Feb.-March 2007, and Lima. (Info: Michel Andrade
7. IS GTZ -European Union and COPREDEH Programme “Fight against exclusions in Guatemala”. International expert on gender and multiculturalism. The Programme seeks the
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social inclusion of indigenous and rural woman in Guatemala, the enforcement of their human
rights, the implementation of equity policies, and the eradication of discrimination. Tasks: a) To
provide technical advice to the team in the preparation of projects and biddings, in order to
mainstream a gender vision, women’s rights and indigenous rights, b) To provide capacity building to national organizations (such as COPREDEH, DEMI, Foro de la Mujer, Ministries,
etc.); social, indigenous and women’s organizations; to other European Union project teams (related to justice, human rights, indigenous rights, etc.), the academia, etc., d) To participate at
the European Union Gender team, and e) To participate at GTZ training activities. Guatemala,
April 2006-January 2007. (Info: Claudia Neuenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org).
8. UNDP Colombia. Consultant (Feb.-March 2006). Assessment and proposals related to the
human rights training at the Penitentiary School, as part of a project to improve human rights in
prisons committed to follow up the recommendations of the OHCHR Mission on Human rights
in Prison (2001). Tasks: a) To prepare a conceptual and legal framework of the role of the
penitentiary system in Colombia under the light of the Constitution and human rights standards,
b) To write methodological guidelines to work with the Penitentiary School team in order to
review the current academic programme, c) To provide advice to the Penitentiary School team
for the elaboration of a proposal for a new training system in order to fulfil the constitutional role
of the penitentiary system and human rights standards. The final proposal included a new
training system to prepare: a) technical security penitentiary personnel, b) social integration
professionals, and c) administrative personnel. Lima and Bogota (Info: Janneth Aparicio
9. UNDP Cambodia. Consultant (May 2004-Sept. 2005). Research Team Leader. Tasks: a) To
design and conduct a research-action project on “Access to justice in Cambodia with focus on
the poor, women, indigenous peoples”. Analysis of the social demand for justice and the supply
of justice services, including the formal justice system (the judiciary, police, attorneys, prison
system, etc.) ADR, community based systems of justice and indigenous law, b) To provide
technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice for the legal and judicial reform programme, c)
To write a report and recommendations, published by UNDP in form of a book (“Pathways to
justice. Access to justice in Cambodia with a focus on the poor, women and indigenous peoples,
2005); c) To participate as a key speaker and resource person at the Asian Workshop on
Access to Justice, and at the Regional Centre of UNDP on the main findings of the Cambodian
research. Canada (Montreal), Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Mondulkiri, Kampong Chhnang,
Kampong Speu, Kampong Tom, Siem Riep, Ratankariri) and Thailand (Bangkok). (Info: Sara
Ferrer email@example.com and Emilia Mugnai firstname.lastname@example.org).
10. UNDP Ecuador. Consultant (August, 2004). Evaluation and support of the research Project:
Indigenous customary law, access to justice, and gender, in 22 indigenous communities in
Ecuador. Report and recommendations. Quito, August 2004. (Info: Francesco Notti
11. Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University and
the Guatemalan Ombudsman, with the support of the Swedish International Development Aid
(SIDA). Consultant. International expert in a Seminar on International Human Rights and
Indigenous rights for Ombudsman personnel and court officials (Huehuetenango), and for
indigenous leaders (Quiche). Guatemala, February 2004. (Info: Rolf Ring y Abigail Booth -
12. Swedish International Development Aid-SIDA, Embassy of Sweden in Guatemala.
Consultant, team leader. Study on Access to Justice in Guatemala. The study includes: a) an assessment of the main problems that comprise the social demand for justice in Guatemala,
b) an evaluation of the supply of justice services, including the formal justice system (the
judiciary, public ministry, police, prison system, legal defence, etc.), indigenous law and
alternative dispute resolution, and c) recommendations to improve the access to justice for
indigenous communities, women and disadvantage people. The purpose of the study is to
serve as the main input for the Swedish cooperation programs in Guatemala during the next 5
years ($US 10’000,000.00 donation). Guatemala and Toronto, March-May 2003. (Info: Henrik
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13. UNDP Peru and the Truth Commission of Peru. Consultant. (Toronto, June- July 2002).
Legal framework to be applied by the Truth Commission related to collective indigenous rights,
International law of human rights, humanitarian law, genocide and war crimes. (Reference:
José Burneo, Director of the Legal Department, email@example.com).
14. UNDP and the Ombudsman of Peru. (Info: Walter Albán, Ombudsman
- Adviser on Indigenous rights and communal justice. (Lima, January-February 2004).
- Speaker at regional and national conferences on “Constitutional Reform, the right of previous
consultation and legal pluralism” (Chota-Cajamarca and Lima, February 2003).
- Expert opinion on legal reform related to indigenous rights and speaker at the Congress on
Consultation for a bill on “Rondas campesinas.” (Lima, April 2002)
- Design of a Strategic Plan on Justice and indigenous peoples for three years 2001-2003. - Civil
society participation in justice. - Evaluation of the research on Customary law in the Amazon.
(Lima, Cajamarca, Pucallpa- Peru, Oct.-Nov. 2000).
- Adviser and speaker about the creation of a Truth Commission (Feb. 2001).
- Adviser: Research on Prison and Indigenous Peoples (July 1999).
15. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS. Independent Expert. (March,
2002).Speaker on the hearing on the Situation of Human rights in Colombian Prisons. 114?
Period of session. Washington DC.
16. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Office in Colombia. Consultant.
Member of a three members Mission on “Human Rights and Prison in Colombia” to
prepare a report of the situation with recommendations. (Bogota, Cali, Valledupar,
Bucaramanga, October-November 2001). Tasks: a) To visit 15 prisons in different parts of
Colombia, b) To write a report of the situation of human rights in prisons in Colombia: “Centros
de Reclusión en Colombia: Un estado de cosas inconstitucional y de flagrante violación de
derechos humanos”./ In particular, I was in charge of two chapters: II Indigenous and
Afrocolombian in prison, and III Criminal and penitentiary policy; the visual report, and the
integration of the final report ; and c) To present the report before the Ombudsman, the press,
etc. (Info: Carmen Rosa Villa firstname.lastname@example.org).
17. Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, Indigenous Commission of the Congress, and
the World Bank. Consultant. (Info: Congressperson Noelí Pocaterra
(email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Guillermo Guevara
(email@example.com) Adviser for the redaction of Indigenous Bill. Chapter on
Indigenous Law (capítulos X. Del Derecho y la Jurisdicción Especial Indígena, y XI. De los
derechos de los indígenas ante la Jurisdicción Ordinaria), and the right to previous consultation.
Draft for a programme on indigenous rights at the University of Zulia. Speaker at the
International Forum on Indigenous Law and legal reform for judges and congressman.
(Caracas, Bolívar and Zulia, April 2002; and Caracas, December 2001).
18. Justice Program CHECCHI/ USAID in Guatemala. (Info: Steve Hendrix firstname.lastname@example.org &
Brian Treacy, CEO. Checchi@intelnet.net.gt)
- Consultant. Guidelines to work on Justice and Multilingualism, and presentation of a book on
that issue: Justicia y Multilingüismo. (October 2001).
- Consultant. Commented on Guatemalan bills to restructure the career structure of the
judiciary considering multicultural issues (Toronto: January-May. 2000).
- Consultant. Justice and Multilingualism in Guatemala. Drafted guidelines for a program to
implement multilingualism in the national justice system in order to improve access to justice
for indigenous peoples. The report includes a historic and legal framework, an assessment of
the current situation of the use of indigenous languages in the justice system (including the
judiciary, the public ministry, the police, the prison system, the legal defence, etc.), and
recommendations. (Guatemala: Aug.-Sept. 1999). Report was published in form of a book on
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19. Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH): Consultant and speaker in International
seminars. (Info: Roberto Cuéllar, Academic Director, Rcuellar@iidh.ed.cr).
- Prison and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America (Guatemala, Aug. 1999). The presentation
includes a panoramic vision of the situation of indigenous peoples at the prison system and
recommendations to implement indigenous rights at the prison system in Latin America.
- Reparation for human rights violations (Guatemala: April 1999). The presentation includes a
summary of the findings of the Truth commission related to violations of collective indigenous
rights during the war period, and recommendations for appropriate reparations.
20. Myrna Mack Foundation: Consultant. Study “Guidelines for the Coordination of State
and Indigenous Law” (Guatemala: 1999). The report includes: a) a conceptual, historic and
legal framework on legal pluralism and customary law in Guatemala and Latin America, b) an
analysis of the Peace Accords and the debate about the constitutional recognition of customary
indigenous law in Guatemala, and c) Guidelines for the Coordination of State and Indigenous
law. The report was Published in form of a book in 1999 (Pautas de Coordinación entre el
Derecho Indígena y el Derecho Estatal). Info: Fundación Myrna Mack, Director: Helen Mack.
21. Associates in Rural Development (ARD, Inc).:
- Consultant. Design of USAID Justice Reform Program in Guatemala, multicultural issues.
(Guatemala, Nov. 1998- Jan. 1999).
- Consultant. Citizenship participation in legislative process in El Salvador. Report of the
constitutional and legal framework, and proposals to improve citizen participation in legislative
process (San Salvador, May 1999).
22. UN Office of Project Services and Truth Commission (CEH): International researcher.
(Guatemala: Sept. 1998- March 1999). (Info:Marcie Mersky email@example.com). Tasks: a)
Chief of a three-person investigative unit, b) Author of the sub-chapters: legal frame of
indigenous rights (marco legal de los derechos indígenas), “Violations against indigenous
collective rights” (Violación de los derechos colectivos a la existencia, integridad e identidad de
los pueblos indígenas), and the destruction of the social weave during the war (destrucción del
tejido social) c) Revision of other chapters: legal framework on international human rights and
humanitarian law, violations against women, missing people, children, self-defence patrols, etc.
and c) Member of the final revision team. (The Final Report was published in 1999. Informe
23. United Nations Mission for Verification in Guatemala-MINUGUA: Project Officer. Chief of
Project “Justice and Multiculturalism” (Feb.1996- Aug. 1998). Chief of a team of nine (9)
professionals and three (3) external practitioners. Tasks: a) To design and conduct an
assessment on access to justice for indigenous peoples with recommendations for legal and
policy development, b) To promote consensus building with more than 80 organizations and
institutions of the justice sector (Judiciary, Public Ministry, Police, Legal Defence, etc.),
indigenous organizations, universities, municipalities, NGO, etc., including the creation of
regional inter-institutional commissions on justice and multiculturalism, c) To do capacity
building for different sectors, including workshops for judges and indigenous leaders to
promote mutual understanding; an inter-institutional Training Program for Mayan Translators
(later hired by the judicial system), a University Diploma for bilingual justice operators, and
other training programmes, d) To draft policy guidelines to implement multilingualism in the
justice system, including a multilingual judicial program, institutional strengthening, on duty
training for translators and judicial operators, etc., e) To conduct the development of bilingual
legal glossaries (Spanish-Kiche, and Spanish-Mam) and other bilingual materials, f) To provide
advice to indigenous organizations related to the constitutional recognition of indigenous
customary law and their own justice system, g) To manage the project, present and execute
the budget, hire personnel, produce periodic reports for UN and donors, etc. (info: Leila Lima
former Chief of Institutional Strengthening LIMA@unhcr.ch).
24. United Nations Development Program-UNDP. Consultant. (Santiago de Chile, July 1996).
Member of a team in charge of drafting “Justice and governance” for a Latin-American
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presidents meeting. Coordinator: Jorge Obando.
25. United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). Research
Consultant. Task: a) To research about a non-formal security and justice system self-
organized by rural population in the Andes in Peru, b) To write a report with the findings for the
UNICRI research project “Alternative Policing styles (cross-cultural perspectives)”, published in
form of a book (Rome, 1993). Author of the chapter “Rural Rondas in Peru”.
26. National Council of Sciences and Technology (CONCYTEC) Peru: Researcher. (Lima,
Aug.-Oct. 1993). Two research assistants. Systematization of the last 20 years of research on
law and society in Peru. Author of the chapter “The status of socio-legal research in Peru, the
last 20 years.” (Published in form of a book by CONYTEC in 1994). Info: Humberto Rodríguez.
27. Andean Commission of Jurists (CAJ): Research consultant. www.cajpe.org.pe (Lima:
- Chief of international research: “Penal control of Drugs in the Andean countries
(Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Venezuela)”. Chief of three research assistants
and coordinator of eight international researchers. Design of the comparative research and
writing of final report (Published in 1994).
- Consultant. Program design: Judge Training Program (Lima, Dec. 1994- Jan. 1995). - Consultant. Project design: Democracy, Indigenous People and Legal Pluralism (Peru,
Bolivia, Ecuador). Lima, July-Aug. 1994.
28. Bishop’s Commission of Social Action (Comisión Episcopal de Acción Social de la
Conferencia Episcopal Peruana- CEAS) (Lima, 1983 -1992). (Info: Laura Vargas, Executive
Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Member of the Legal Department for almost 10 years with different posts:
- 1992: Coordinator of the Roundtable on Cultural & Legal Pluralism (inter-institutional network)
which successfully proposed the constitutional recognition of customary law in 1993.
- 1990-1992: Chief of the Training Area, and Human Rights national network. (Interdisciplinary
team: 4 professionals). Support of local offices of human rights; organization of National
workshops on Justice and Human Rights for lawyers and judges, Publications of books;
- 1987 -1989: Chief of legal defense team for prisoners of conscience. Design of defense
strategy and supervision of lawyers (Team: 4 lawyers, 6 practitioners; 15-20 external lawyers).
- 1985 -1986: legal assistant (coordinator of 2-3 practitioners).
- 1983 -1984: legal practitioner.
29. Associate researcher of the Latin American Group on Critical Criminology (1989-1994). - 1994 Indigenous peoples, Constitution and criminal law. (Lima).
- 1993 Tow topics: a) Drug control. b) Legal Pluralism and Rondas. (San Salvador). - 1992 Legal Pluralism. Proposal for a comparative study in Latin America. (Santa Cruz,
- 1991 Institutional control of youth and women (Guayaquil, Ecuador).
- 1990 Informal control (Belem do Para, Brazil).
- 1989 Popular law (Bogota and Villa de Leiva, Colombia).
(Info: Lolita Aniyar de Castro: firstname.lastname@example.org).
30. SHORT CONSULTANCIES. Consultant and advisor for different institutions, NGO and
? ILO. Consultant to facilitate a workshop for the researchers of the research project on
? Training opportunities in indigenous rights for public servants and indigenous organizations ?.
Lima, June 2008. (Info: Jose Luis Daza email@example.com).
? European Union Comission in Colombia, PROGECO and Council of Magistrates.
International expert of the Technical Assistance Mission on Gender and Indigenous Especial
Jurisdiction, as part of the Project on Strengthening of the Justice Sector in Colombia. Tasks:
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Speaker at a National workshop on the coordination between the ordinary justice system and
the indigenous special system, and other meetings. Bogota, July, 27 – August, 15, 2008.
? Institute of Governance of the World Bank. Consultant to support the constitutional
process in Bolivia. Tasks: a) Speaker at a Forum on Community Justice; b) Conferences for
judges, students and indigenous leaders; and c) Advise to the Justice Commission of the
Constitutional Assembly. La Paz & Sucre: March 2007. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
? Centro Pluricultural por la Democracia-CPD (Pluricultural Centre for Democracy).
Consultant. Project on Coordination between indigenous authorities and ordinary justice system.
Facilitator for building capacities of judges, attorneys and public defenders on legal pluralism
and access to justice for indigenous peoples. Speaker at workshops with indigenous authorities
and justice operators. Guatemala, February 2007. (info: Marilin Villagran
- Rural Rondas. Advisor and speaker in workshops and Congress: Chota, Dec. 2006; Lima, Nov.
2001, Chocas-Lima (March 2001), Huaraz (March 2001 and July 1999), and Bambamarca
(Oct. 2000 and Aug. 1999). (Info: email@example.com, y Daniel Idrogo
- ILAS-London. Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. Several consultancies.
- Referee of publications for the Journal of Latin American Studies (Toronto, Sept.-Oct. 2003).
- Research Consultant, lecturer and writer of a chapter for a book. (London, April, 2000). Info:
Rachel Sieder firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences-FLACSO in Guatemala. Consultant. The
recognition of indigenous law in the Latin American constitutions. Guatemala, February, 2002.
(Info: Simona Yagenova email@example.com).
- CLD- Corporación Latinoamericana de Desarrollo. Consultant. Constitutional collective
rights in Ecuador and the Andean Countries. (Quito, Nov. 2000). Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Speech
published in form of a book in 2001.
- Bishop Commission of Social Action (CEAS). Consultant (Lima, Nov. 2001). Consultant and
speaker: International Forum on Special Jurisdiction and Community Justice (Lima, march
2001); International Conference on criminal policy (Lima, Oct. 2000); Course for judges:
Access to Justice and Multiculturalism (Casma, Peru, Aug. 1999). Info: email@example.com
- Indigenous Peoples’ Commission on Constitutional Reform -COPMAGUA. Advisor.
- Catalonian Institute of Social Reintegration (IreS). Advisor. Systematization of IReS
experience with prisoners and former prisoners. (Barcelona, 1995). Report published in 1995.
(Info: María Dolors Vallés firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Jurists with out borders (Juristas sin Fronteras). Advisor. Program of international
cooperation with Latin America. (Barcelona, 1995-6).
- Judges for democracy in Spain and Europe (MEDEL). Advisor. Conference “Justice and
Democracy in Latin American, African and East European countries”. (Barcelona, 1994).
- UNICEF and Peruvian Committee for Drafting of Children’s Rights Code. Advisor. (Lima,
- Latin American Committee for Women’s Rights (CLADEM). Advisor on gender and
criminology issues (Lima, 1992-1993).
- Constitutional Reform Commission, Peruvian Judiciary. Advisor on legal pluralism and
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customary law. (Lima, 1992-1993).
- Justice and Peace Academy, CEAPAZ. (1991 - 1992). Professor of Sociology of law and
- Family and Childhood Institute (IDEIF). Consultant and speaker. Courses of human rights,
criminology and justice for Juvenile Policemen. (Lima, 1991-2).
- Women’s Rights Commission –IU. Author. Chapter “Legal Situation of Women”. In: Women’s
dignity and rights recognition (Lima, 1985).
III. UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Professor, guest professor and speaker)
? University San Martín de Porras. PhD in Law programme. Professor of the Course: Law and
Anthropology. Lima, 2008. (Info: Felipe Villavicencio email@example.com). ? University of Santo Tomás, Bogota, Colombia. Speaker on legal anthropology. Bogota, August,
2008 (Info: Rosembert Ariza firstname.lastname@example.org).
? University of El Rosario and the European Union in Columbia. Speaker on comparative
recognition of Special Jurisdiction. Bogota, July 2008 (Info Beatriz Londoño
? University of Deusto and the Office of the High Commissioner of UN for Human Rights. Guest
professor of the training program for indigenous leaders on “Legal pluralism and indigenous law”.
Bilbao, June 2008. (Info: Felipe Gómez email@example.com y Susana Ardanaz
? University Carlos III of Madrid and Indigenous Fund. Guest professor of the Expert Program on
indigenous peoples. Course “Comparative constitutionalism in indigenous rights and legal
pluralism”. Madrid, June 2008 (Info: Daniel Oliva firstname.lastname@example.org y Mª del Carmen Cabrillo
? Autonomous University Tomás Frías de Potosí, Bolivia. Master in Criminal law. Guest professor
of the course “Community justice, legal pluralism and indigenous rights. Cochabamba and Tarija,
May 2008. (Info: "Elia Ardaya" email@example.com).
? University of Oklahoma and the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. Speaker at the Sovereignty
Symposium XX. New Trends on the Latin American constitutionalism. Oklahoma, May 2007. (info:
? Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and UNDP Bolivia. A) Professor at the Semminar on
International and Comparative Indigenous rights and legal pluralism, and b) Speaker at a Seminar
on Human Rights, Politics and Constitution. Sucre, April and May 2007. (Info:
? San Marcos University of Peru (UNMSM). Summer course on Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Taller
Renacere. (March 2007). (info: Maria Alicia Baca Macazana firstname.lastname@example.org).
? San Carlos University of Guatemala (USAC). Postgraduate studies on interpretation and
translation into indigenous languages. Opening lecture on Justice and Multilingualism in Guatemala.
Guatemala, July, 28, 2006. (Info: Edgar Batres, email@example.com). ? American University, Rafael Landívar University and COPREDEH. Course on human rights.
Lecture on Justice, gender and ethnicity. Guatemala, July, 21, 2006. (info: Frank La Rue,
? University of Gerona, Spain. Guest Lecturer at the Doctorate in Law Programme. Opening class:
Indigenous Policies in Latin America along the history. December 1
st, 2005. Info: Jose María Pérez
? University of Arizona and the Office of the High Commissioner of UN for Human Rights, Special
Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people.
Key speaker at the Expert Seminar on the implementation of Legislation and Jurisprudence on
indigenous rights in the Americas. Tucson, October 2005. Info: James Anaya
? Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Speaker at The international expert seminar on “Dealing
with the past in Guatemala: The long road to reparation and reconciliation”, and the Academic
week on Guatemala: “Human Rights and Indigenous Worldviews: competitive or complementary ?”,
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