Constance “Connie” de la Vega born Mexico City, Mexico February 5, 1953. International human rights professor and advocate. Director, Frank Newman Center for International Human Rights Law Clinic; UN representative for Human Rights Advocates. Author, Dictionary of Human Rights Law, 2013. “Women in Peacekeeping and Peacemaking” symposium: Women and War, William and Mary College, 2005; “UN Human Rights Mechanisms” in Protecting Women’s Rights panel, 2014. Named Warren Christopher International Lawyer of California, 2016.
“We are all responsible for ensuring the protection of human rights and thus promoting peace.” (photo usfca.edu)