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Advisory Board

Mariano Aguirre Ernst  

Mariano Aguirre Ernst Tel: 94 413 91 02

Research Associate at Chatham House (London) and member of the Latin American Security Network of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Berlin). He has been senior advisor to the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office in Colombia (Bogotá, 2017-2019), director of the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (Oslo, 2009-2016), co-director of the think-tank FRIDE (Madrid, 2006-2008) and coordinator of peace programmes at the Ford Foundation (New York, 2003-2005), among other positions. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto. His latest publication is "La agenda de la protesta social en Colombia ¿Una oportunidad para la cooperación internacional?", Cuadernos de Deusto de Derechos Humanos, University of Deusto, Bilbao, 2020:

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 María del Carmen Barranco Avilés

María del Carmen Barranco Avilés
mcarmen.barranco Tel.: 94 413 91 02

PhD in Law from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid since 1999. Since 2003 she has been a lecturer in Philosophy of Law at this University. She also lectured on Philosophy of Law at the University of Alcalá from 2004 to 2006. At these two universities, she has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Theory of Law, Philosophy of Law, Fundamental Rights, Legal Argumentation and Ethics of Professions and Organisations and has supervised 11 doctoral theses.
She has conducted research on two major themes: the application and interpretation of Law, and human rights. Her current research interests include the role of judges in the Constitutional State and the contemporary challenges to the universality of human rights. Concerning this last aspect, her priority research lines and clinical work in recent years have focused on equality and non-discrimination of people in vulnerable situations, an issue on which she has participated in numerous meetings, projects and collective works, many of which refer to the rights of people with disabilities.
She has combined teaching and research with management tasks. She has been Director of the Doctorate in Law: Programme in Fundamental Rights (uc3m); Co-Director of the Doctorate in European Union and Human Rights (uah); Director of the Master’s in Fundamental Rights (uc3m); Vice-Dean of the Double Degree in Law and Political Sciences, the Double Degree in International Studies and Law, in Equality and Cooperation; Co-Director of the Legal Clinic at the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences (uc3m) and Deputy Vice-Rector of Guidance and Disability.
She is currently Director of the Bartolomé de las Casas Institute of Human Rights.

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 Patricia Borraz Fernández
Patricia Borraz Fernández Tel.: 94 413 91 02

BA in History from the University of Zaragoza and Master's Degree in International Cooperation, Complutense University of Madrid; Consultant to the team of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Advisor to international agencies, institutions, non-governmental organisations and indigenous organisations on indigenous peoples' human rights issues, the United Nations system and multilateral negotiations.

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 Luis Enrique Eguren Luis Enrique Eguren Tel. 94 413 91 02

He is a Medical Doctor specialising in Family and Community Medicine; NOHA Master’s in Humanitarian Action and PhD in International and Intercultural Studies from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain); Senior Advisor for International Protection (Brussels); Visiting professor at the Human Rights Institute and researcher; Co-Director of NOHA Advanced Courses on Humanitarian Protection. He has worked on health, humanitarian action and protection projects in several countries (El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Guatemala and Colombia), as well as on numerous short-term missions in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is also an expert in the protection of human rights defenders and civilians in humanitarian contexts. He is a trainer and consultant for several UN agencies, DG ECHO (European Commission), NGOs and several governments. He has conducted expert reports for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He is author of several books, book chapters and articles on protection issues.

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