Plaschinski Avila, 2015
Alejandra Plaschinski Avila is a Human Rights and Administrative Lawyer. She obtained a Masters degree in Public Affairs (MPA) from Sciences Po (Paris) specializing in Human Security.
During the MPA, Alejandra interned at the United Nations Headquarters in the Management Evaluation Unit (MEU) reviewing administrative decisions and analyzing the standing of MEU’s decisions before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Administrative Tribunal. She also formed part of the G20 Research Group, where she assessed the compliance of socioeconomic commitments pertaining to women's equality. She completed her Capstone project on refugee self-reliance consulting for the Policy Development and Evaluation Service Unit at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
Her work experience prior to the MPA includes a year in the Municipal Government of Zapopan and over 5 years in the Federal Government. She held positions at the Ministry of the Interior as Special Advisor on Human Rights Policy for the Deputy Secretary of Human Rights and Legal Affairs; the Ministry of Public Affairs, as Legal Advisor for the Control and Audit Deputy Secretary, where she was later appointed General Director of Organizational Development for Control and Supervision Bodies; and at PROMEXICO in a diplomatic post as Chief Administrative Officer for Western Europe.
Additionally, Alejandra is a recurrent Guest Lecturer at Universidad Panamericana for the courses on Public International Law and Human Rights.
Alejandra is interested in International Human Rights Law, Conflict Resolution, Public Policy and Human Security.