Jorge Carlos Peniche Baqueiro

Human Rights Student Scholar and Transitional Justice Scholar (email)

Jorge is a 2016-2017 CHRGJ Human Rights Scholar as well as a 2016-2017 Transitional Justice Scholar. As a student scholar, Jorge assists the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-recurrence and  Director of the Project on Transitional Justice,Pablo de Greiff, and the Mandate’s Research Officer, Danica Damplo. Jorge is pursuing an LLM in International Legal Studies.

Jorge graduated with honors from Universidad Marista de Mérida School of Law (Mexico) with a dissertation on the universal jurisdiction doctrine from a prosecutorial policy perspective and was granted a special mention for having ranked as the student with the best academic performance in the Law Schools’ history. During his university years, Jorge obtained first place in the first National Moot Court Competition on Adversarial Litigation Skills convened in the context of Mexico’s transition to a new criminal justice system. Prior to attending NYU School of Law, Jorge worked as research fellow in the National Institute of Criminal Sciences and served as advisor for the Director General of Constitutional Affairs at the Mexican Office of the Attorney General. There, he primarily focused on litigation before the Supreme Court of Justice and consultancy in international criminal law and human rights. He has published on the role of Latin-American constitutional courts as guarantors of conventional obligations in the domestic setting.

Jorge has been also selected as a NYU International Law and Human Rights Fellow for 2016-2017. His academic interest aims for bridging different standpoints on the impunity phenomenon’s study, from legal theory and constitutional adjudication in times of transition to the development of mechanisms to prosecute atrocity crimes.