Professor & Investigator
Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Miguel Sarre has been a law professor at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City since 1977. He developed Mexico’s first National Human Rights Ombudsman office (National Commission for Human Rights, CNDH), which opened in the State of Aguascalientes. Prof. Sarre served on CNDH’s directive posts from 1991 to 1996, and continues to conduct a watchdog program on the National Ombudsman Office with a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. In 2003, he was one of the four selected consultants who drafted the Diagnostic on the Human Rights Situation in Mexico on behalf of the Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He was instrumental in Mexico’s adoption of the legal reforms in Mexico in 2008, and his current posts include acting as representative for the academic sector on the Secretaría del Consejo de Coordinación para la Implementación del Sistema de Justicia Penal (SETEC). SETEC oversees the implementation of the legal reforms throughout Mexico. He is also a member of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.