Mariana Salazar Albornoz

GP-RCB Work Stream co-lead for Latin America and the Caribbean


Mariana Salazar Albornoz is a Professor of International Law, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Criminal Law (ICL) at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Between 2019 and 2022 she was Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States, where she was Rapporteur for International Law Applicable to Cyberspace and for Privacy and Data Protection. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of the Red Cross, as well as of the Board of the United Nations’ Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. She is the Coordinator of the International Law unit of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations- COMEXI. She also serves as Regional Manager for Mexico and Central America of the Latin American Association of Internet- ALAI.

Between 2019 and 2022, Ms Salazar collaborated as Academic Programs Associate at the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. Previously, she served for 13 years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico on issues related to International Law, Human Rights, IHL and ICL. In such capacity she was was the Technical Secretary of Mexico’s National IHL Committee, and Mexico’s Focal Point to the Global Network on Responsibility to Protect and to the Latin American Network on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. She also has prior experience as a practicing lawyer in corporate law firms in Mexico City.

Ms Salazar holds a Law Degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Master’s Degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She publishes frequently on the matters related to her expertise, and is a member of the International Law Association.

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