Almudena Bernabeau

2015 Speaker

ALMUDENA BERNABEAU is an international attorney for CJA. Since early 2002, she’s lead CJA’s Latin America program, serving on U.S.-based civil Alien Tort Statute litigation against human rights abusers and universal jurisdiction criminal human rights prosecutions before the Spanish National Court. Bernabeu is vice president of the Spanish Association for Human Rights, and serves as an advisor at the Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University. She is a member among others of the board of the Peruvian Institute of Forensic Anthropology (EPAF) and the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG). In 2012, Bernabeu won the prestigious Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize and the Yo Dona magazine prize for the best professional career. She was also included in the 100 most influential people list published every year by Time magazine. Bernabeau has been awarded the prestigious Spanish SCEVOLA award for ethics and professional excellence, the Human Rights Hero award from the Program for Victim’s Torture in Los Angeles and was included in a list published by the Spanish leading newspaper El Pais as one of the 13 most influential people in the Spanish speaking world. Most recently, she was selected amongst the Top 10 female lawyers of Spain by Yo Dona. Bernabeu received an Honoris Causa PhD in Law from Santa Clara University, and earned an L.L.M. from the University Of Valencia School Of Law. @almubernabeu

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