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Marcela Duque

Marcela Duque

Attorney at Law

Mexico City
Licensed in
Colombia
Universidad de los Andes, Columbia University (LL.M)
About
Legal consultant currently residing in Mexico City, LL.M from Columbia University and licensed to practice law in Colombia. Professional experience in Government and legal consulting, particularly in legal advice regarding business and human rights, transitional justice and human rights issues/litigation and legal research and writing.
6
Years
experience

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Work History

Humanismo & Legalidad

Legal Consultant

Feb 2016 - Present

Advising on transitional justice matters and the applicability of transitional justice tools in the Mexican context, in particular. Implementing Business and Human Rights programs in Mexican companies. Coordinating and designing the implementation of human rights programs for state governments and advising clients from the private and public sectors on issues regarding human rights.

Feb 2016 - Present

Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment

Researcher

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Collected and reviewed community development requirements for mining companies globally, in legislation, regulations, voluntary agreements and policies.

May 2014 - Sep 2014

Glorious (Non-Profit)

Project Manager

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Fundraised for the construction of a second campus for more than 200 children in Arusha, Tanzania and managed donations in order to create sustainable projects. Helped teachers strengthen and develop their educational programs, provided career assistance for students, assisted in the implementation of a sustainable microfinance project aimed at empowering women through micro-loans. Created strateg

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Sampedro & Riveros Abogados

Legal Consultant

Sep 2016 - Aug 2014

Advised and collaborated in designing a litigation strategy to defend the Colombian government before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Drafted legal documents for Colombia to present to the Court. Researched and wrote academic papers on criminal law. Translated legal documents (English-Spanish).

Sep 2016 - Aug 2014

Ministry of Justice and Law

Attorney

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

Assisted in designing and implementing transitional justice mechanisms. Advised Congress in the elaboration of legislative reforms to the Criminal Code. Helped with drafting and translating legal documents for the OECD regarding the Anti-Bribery Convention signed by Colombia. Collaborated in drafting the Bill of Illicit Mining. Evaluated human rights conditions in penitentiaries around the country

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

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