Mariclaire Acosta

Board member

Mariclaire Acosta, former President of the Citizen’s Committee of the National Anticorruption System of Mexico, is an academic, an activist, a former public servant, and an internationally recognized expert on issues related to the defense and promotion of human rights. During her career, she has founded several civil society organizations and held a number of prominent posts, including director of Freedom House–Mexico; Director for the Americas at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ); Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) on civil society affairs; and Deputy Secretary for Human Rights and Democracy at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs under President Vicente Fox. Member of the Board of Advisors for the National Human Rights Commission from 2013 to 2019. She currently presides JTMX, a newly founded think-tank to explore the possibilities for transitional justice in Mexico. She is also Chair of Oxfam-Mexico and of the Advisory Board of the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination (CONAPRED).