Vance Center Pursues Activities in Mexico

May 2019

(From Left: Jaime Chavez Alor and Carlos del Rio | Photo Credit: Jaime Chavez Alor)

Latin American Policy Manager Jaime Chávez Alor met in Mexico City with a member of the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights, as well as other Vance Center partners, to discuss initiatives related to judicial independence, combating corruption and impunity, and diversity.

In a meeting with Carlos del Rio, Lawyers Council member and partner at Creel, García Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, Chavez Alor discussed possible projects for the Council regarding judicial independence and rule of law awareness.

Jose Luis Nassar and Carla Aguilar Román, Fundación Barra Mexicana’s president and executive director, identified relevant topics for collaboration with the Vance Center, and Ivette Montero, General Director of Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, emphasized the importance of pro bono work in Mexico to strengthen the work of civil society.

Chavez Alor also met with Lila Gasca, the Pro Bono Director of the law firm Hogan Lovells, as well as pro bono lawyers of White & Case, and Mayer Brown to explore relevant topics and opportunities for new projects in the country.

With Estefania Medina and Adriana Greaves Muñoz from Tojil, Alex Alí Méndez from Mexico Igualitario, Jorge Cardoso from Derechos Humanos y Litigio Estragico, Alex Orue from It Gets Better Mexico, Gerardo Carrasco from Mexicanos contra la Corrupcion y la Impunidad, and members of the judiciary, Chavez Alor discussed projects and initiatives related to human rights, access to justice, and fighting corruption.