Wednesday March 7, 2018, 10:00 am EST
About the Webinar
Public agencies have greater chances of meeting their mission when people leading them have not only the technical expertise, but previous proven commitment to the public good and human rights’ realization. This is particularly relevant in public agencies providing public services or upholding peoples’ rights. For this reason, active citizen participation and oversight during the Public Appointments’ Processes can enhance their accountability and the chances that capable officials are appointed to key public agencies. This webinar will present the experience and lessons learned of various organizations monitoring High Level Public Appointments in the Latin American region.
About our guest speakers
Ursula Indacochea is a Peruvian lawyer who graduated from the Catholic University of Peru in 2007. She concluded her post-graduate studies in Constitutional Law at the same university, and also in Advanced Studies on Human Rights at the Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain. Prior to her current position, she worked as Legal Fellow at the Human Rights Defenders Rapporteurship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and served as a litigation attorney for more than 15 years before the Peruvian high courts, focusing on the defense of human rights.
In addition, Ursula is a researcher on Justice Systems, Constitutional Law, Philosophy and Theory of Law, Procedure and International Human Rights Law . She has published several articles and made contributions to books and specialized publications. She is also Co-founder of Constitucionalismo Critico, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote the discussion and dissemination on Constitutional Law from a critical perspective.
Currently, she coordinates the Judicial Independence Program at the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), organization based in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to promoting the Rule of Law and human rights in Latin America
Anaid García is a researcher in the Citizen Participation Programme at Fundar, Centre for Analysis and Research. Her areas of expertise are transparency, accountability, access to information, citizen participation and public appointments.
Janet Oropeza is researcher in Fundar’s Accountability and Fight Against Corruption Program, where she has been involved in monitoring public appointments for key accountability institutions. Her areas of interest include governance, accountability, citizen participation, and human rights. For the last six years, she has also overseen and participated in different south-south exchange initiatives, including the GPSA Knowledge Platform and the Evidence and Lessons from Latin America’s Initiative. Prior to Fundar, she worked in organizations such as the UNDP-Mexico or Canada’s International Development Research Centre. She has a Masters’ Degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts from El Colegio de México.