Human Rights Speaker Series


Location: B036 Geddes Hall

Human Rights and Corruption in Guatemala


Ligia Maria del Valle Vega

LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law

The Klau Center is proud to support this new speaker series, presented by Human Rights ND. The Human Rights ND speaker series brings human rights advocates, current master’s students in the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights Law, together with the wider Notre Dame community for informal presentations on current topics in regional human rights.

Ligia María del Valle Vega obtained her law degree cum laude from the Rafael Landivar University in 2011, where she received the Loyola Award (the highest honor that the University gives to a student) and the Mention of Excellence Landivariana (recognition of academic excellence and outstanding student in the law school). She became involved in human rights in 2010, when she joined a team that represented victims before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She also worked as an environmental law consultant in the USAID Justice and Security Program in Guatemala. Since 2015, she has been a Legal Officer at the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).  Ms. del Valle is a 2018-19 Rita Bahr Scholar.