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Rodrigo Gutiérrez Rivas

Holder of a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and an LLD from the Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in Political Science and Constitutional Law, Rodrigo Gutiérrez Rivas is a full-time researcher at UNAM’s Institute for Legal Research. He is also a lecturer at UNAM and other universities in Mexico, as well as a member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI). Gutiérrez Rivas has coordinated various collective research projects on economic, social and cultural rights, and on the rights of Indigenous peoples, including “The right to water: an analysis based on the enforceability and interdependence of fundamental rights” and “Indigenous peoples’ right to consultation when faced with mega investment projects.” In addition, to having written dozens of papers and book chapters, he is the author and editor of eight academic tomes on constitutional law and human rights, and has given lectures at over 400 conferences, as well as in courses at universities in Mexico and abroad. The Supreme Court of Mexico has designated him an expert witness in cases related to Indigenous peoples and human rights.