It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Mirte Postema as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Mirte is an expert on human rights and rule of law in Latin America. She is currently Fellow for Human Rights, Criminal Justice and Prison Reform in the Americas at the Stanford Human Rights Center, Stanford Law School.
Prior to joining the Stanford Human Rights Center, Mirte led the Judicial Independence Program at the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) in Washington, D.C. She led DPLF’s research and advocacy on judicial independence, transparency and accountability, the selection processes of high-level judges, and judicial reform, with a special focus on Central America and Mexico. In that role, Mirte collaborated with civil society organizations, associations of judges, governmental entities in Washington, D.C. and in Latin America, and international organizations, such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Mirte, who is originally from the Netherlands, got her law degree–specializing in European comparative law, international law and EU law–from Maastricht University. She also earned an MSc in Social Sciences of Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a certificate in Latin American Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her first post will discuss the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH). Heartfelt welcome!