Patricia Cruz Marin

Patricia Cruz Marin is a Mexican lawyer and political scientist currently pursuing a J.S.D. at Yale Law School, where she also obtained her LL.M. degree in 2020. From 2020-2021, Patricia was a Bernstein Fellow at the Center for Justice International Law (CEJIL), representing victims of human rights violations at the Inter-American System.

Patricia earned her LL.B. at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a B.A. degree at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), both with the highest honors. Her dissertation on the “Compliance of the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” was awarded the ITAM’s Alumni Research Award. She also worked as a research assistant at the Humanities Coordination at the UNAM and as the Legal Coordinator of the Clinic Against Human Trafficking of the ITAM.

Patricia researches and writes on the impact and compliance of the decisions of the Inter-American System of Human Rights, remedies in cases of serious human rights violations, mechanisms to fight impunity in Latin America, and the pedagogy of legal education. Her J.S.D. dissertation focuses on how to empirically define and assess the impact of the Inter-American System of Human Rights.

Among her representative publications is the report “Active Impunity in Mexico: How to Understand and Face Massive Violations of Human Rights,” co-authored with James Cavallaro and Alejandro Anaya, and the Chapter on Mexico in the Research Handbook on Compliance in International Human Rights Law edited by Mariela Morales, Rainer Grote, and Davide Paris.

Doctoral Committee
Tom Tyler (chair), Oona Hathaway, Michael Reisman, and James Cavallaro

LL.M., Yale Law School (2020)<
B.A., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2019)
LL.B., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2018)

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