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John Jay College-CUNY
human rights, victims' rights, private prosecution, legal mobilization, cause lawyering, criminal justice reform, norm diffusion, transitional justice, prosecutorial accountability, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile, Latin America.
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Verónica Michel is Assistant Professor of Political Science at John Jay College-CUNY, in New York City. Originally from Mexico City, she obtained a BA in International Relations from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include comparative and international criminal justice, human rights and victim rights, rule of law, cause lawyering, and legal mobilization, with a regional focus on Latin America. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Human Rights. Her article “Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America” (co-authored with Kathryn Sikkink) received the 2014 Best Journal Article Award from the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. This award recognizes the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist that was published in the previous calendar year. Her book manuscript, entitled Prosecutorial Accountability and Victims’ Rights in Latin America, will be published by Cambridge University Press. She serves as consultant in the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative and as trainer in the Academy for Security Analysis, a USAID-funded project.

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Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico.

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