It’s our great pleasure to introduce Christina Cerna as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Christina retired from her post as Principal Human Rights Specialist at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) with the OAS the end of December 2011, after 33 years. Since 2005, she has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law School. She is active in both the American Society of International Law and the American Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) and chairs the International Human Rights Law Committee of the ILA. She has been on the Advisory Board of International Legal Materials since 1996.
Since 2007, she has served as a consultant to ASEAN regarding the creation of a human rights mechanism (AICHR) in South East Asia and an ASEAN human rights declaration. She has written widely on international human rights law and been published in journals throughout the world. Her first post will discuss the urgent crisis at the OAS. Heartfelt welcome!