Adalberto Méndez is an ECIJA partner at Mexico, where he founded the Social Responsibility Area. With more than ten-years’ professional experience in litigation at the national and international levels in the field of human rights, he has participated in proceedings before the United Nations Human Rights Protection Systems.
He has led corporate social responsibility, business integrity and legal risk prevention programmes and has collaborated as an advisor to international bodies and foreign governments up to 17 countries.
He has been the Mexican Embassy’s legal advisor before the OAS in Washington, director of the Monitoring Mechanism on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), head of the Office and Coordinator of Advisers in the Mexican Senate, and general director of Linking and Assessment of Delegations of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).
He holds an LLB in Law (Licentiatura en Derecho) from La Salle University of Mexico and holds a Pre-Master’s Programme Certificate with a Major in International Human Rights Law from the American University Washington College of Law of Washington, D.C. Mr Méndez speaks Spanish and English.
Mr Méndez is author of the book Ombudsman Corporativo: Reflexiones sobre Derechos Humanos y Empresas (Corporate Ombudsman: Reflections on Human Rights and Companies) (Mexico City, 2019)