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Jaime Chávez Alor

Mr. Chavez Alor joined the Vance Center in November 2018 as the Latin America Policy Manager and currently holds the title of Latin America Policy Director. In his role, he is responsible for managing the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council on Civil and Economic Rights in the Americas and to develop other policy-related initiatives in Latin America.

Before joining the Vance Center, Mr. Chavez Alor worked in the three branches of the Mexican federal government. He served as head of the Unit of Ethics and Prevention of Conflict of Interest in the Secretariat of Public Administration, and previously as head of the Unit of International Affairs and Attachés, and general director of special projects in the Office of the Attorney General. He worked before as senior advisor to a Mexican senator and junior advisor to the Chief Justice of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice.  He has also worked as a normative analysis and institutional design expert and has experience with not-for-profit organizations.

Jaime received his law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and an LLM from Columbia Law School, where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, received the Raymond J. Baer Scholarship and the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Recognition of Achievement. Additionally, he has studies in public policy, human rights and compared criminal law.

In 2014 he was selected to participate in the Professional Fellows Program of the U.S Department of State, and in 2016 in the Mexico – United Kingdom Initiative on Future Leaders.

Mr. Chavez Alor has written several articles and books, on his own and with co-authors, on human rights, conflict of interest, corruption, and democratic participation.

Born and raised in Mexico, he is fluent in Spanish and English.