Ximena Suarez-Enriquez is WOLA’s Associate for Mexico, where she carries out research on human rights, justice and police reform, as well as migrants’ rights in Mexico. She works closely with Mexican organizations to document and monitor human rights abuses, including crimes against migrants, and assess what’s working and what’s not on the Mexican justice system to hold perpetrators of abuses accountable and counter impunity. Her work involves advocacy around US-Mexico cooperation on human rights and justice reform.
Before joining WOLA, Ms. Suarez-Enriquez worked for the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), where she led the research of two reports, one on grave human rights violations in Mexico’s Guerrero State and a second one on crimes against humanity in Mexico. In OSJI, Ms. Suarez-Enriquez also worked with non-governmental organizations and victim´s groups in Mexico documenting human rights violations and carried out legal analysis on domestic laws and institutions in Mexico for the investigation of these abuses. She also advocated before international and regional bodies, and Mexican authorities for the implementation of legal amendments and the improvement of investigations into human rights violations.
Previously, Ms. Suarez-Enriquez was Litigation Associate in the Mexican Law firm Hogan Lovells BSTL, where she specialized in private international law and litigated cases before federal and local Courts, including the Supreme Court of Justice. In year 2009 she worked as Advisor in the Federal Electoral Institute of Mexico, focused on legal analysis of access to information and transparency cases.
Ms. Suarez-Enriquez earned her Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and her Master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), with specialized studies in Latin America.