It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dorothy Estrada-Tanck! Dorothy holds a PhD in Law and an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (EUI), as well as an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City) and University of Murcia/UCAM (Spain). She has carried out research visits in different institutions, including at Fordham University School of Law in NYC. Dorothy is an academic and lawyer in public international law, specialized in international human rights law. She holds academic and professional experience in the UN, Inter-American and European human rights’ systems, in the topics of human security; violence against women; feminist legal theory; human rights of migrants, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples; economic, social and cultural rights; transnational corporations and human rights; international trade law; and international criminal law.
She is a Mexican and American national, and has carried out a broad array of publications, teaching, and research activities in institutions in Mexico, the US, Italy, and Spain. She has combined academic activity with a professional 10-year experience in practice: at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; the Mexico City Human Rights Commission; UN Women/Mexican Supreme Court; and the Case Matrix Network of the Centre for International Law Research and Policy. Currently she forms part of the project ‘The Future of Women’s Engagement with International Law’ and her most recent publication is ‘Undocumented Migrant Women in Europe: A Human Rights Perspective from Public International Law’ in the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (Vol. 12, 2016).
At present, she is Adjunct Professor of Public International Law at IE Law School in Madrid, teaches different international law and European/EU human rights law courses in ICADE Madrid and UCAM Murcia, and collaborates with Fundación CEPAIM and the Platform of Social Innovation at University of Murcia.
Dorothy is married to Jorge and they have two (lovely!) children, three-year-old Alonso and 19-month old Elena.