Alejandra Vicente appointed Head of Law of REDRESS
REDRESS is delighted to announce that Alejandra Vicente is to become the new Head of Law for REDRESS from 1 November 2018, based at our office in The Hague. Alejandra is a recognized expert in international human rights law, and a leading practitioner of strategic human rights litigation.
Alejandra was previously the Legal Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), where she has overseen their strategic litigation of human rights cases before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights.
In her 10 years at CEJIL she has litigated ground-breaking cases, including the torture of journalists (Herzog v. Brazil), international responsibility for torture against non-state actors (Linda Loayza v. Venezuela), sexual and gender-based violence as torture (Gladys Espinosa v. Peru, Women of Atenco v. Mexico), and summary executions and forced disappearance (Palacio de Justicia v. Colombia).
She is also a member of secretariat of the GQUAL campaign, which seeks to achieve gender parity in the composition of international courts and human rights tribunals.
Prior to joining CEJIL, Alejandra worked for five years at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) within the Registry. She has an advanced degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Zaragoza, and an L.L.M. in International Law and the Law of International Organisations from the University of Groningen.
On confirming her appointment, Alejandra said:
“I am very excited to join REDRESS and its very committed staff in fighting against torture, and providing reparations, truth and justice for survivors. Despite the absolute prohibition of torture, this practice is still tolerated in many places around the globe. We must work harder than ever to tackle the root causes of torture and prevent it from happening. REDRESS has an outstanding reputation in this field and it will be a great privilege for me to support the organization’s mission and objectives.”
For more information or an interview, please contact Eva Sanchis, REDRESS’ Head of Communications, on [email protected] or +44 (0) 207 793 1777.