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Alejandra Rabasa

Alejandra Rabasa
Senior Attorney; Director, Judicial Education Program

ELI Senior Attorney Alejandra Rabasa is a Mexican attorney with well over a decade of experience with the Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT), Mexico's environment ministry, and the Mexican Center of Environmental Law (CEMDA). She also has years of experience working on judicial education, in addition to her work on human rights, water, climate adaptation, biodiversity, and energy issues with ELI.

Media Guide


Climate Change: climate adaptation, energy

International law: human rights, judicial education, Mexican law

Wildlife: biodiversity


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria Campus
Master Degree on Sciences of Sustainability
2015 – present

Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.
Mexico City, Mexico, Santa Fe Campus
Law Degree, 1995 – 2000

Foreign Affairs Ministry of Japan - Forum for East Asia and Latin American Cooperation
Tokyo, Japan
Seminar FEALAC Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development, 2006

University of California (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California
Litigating Regulatory Takings Claims, Seminar, 2004

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice
Mexico City, México
Degree on Constitutional Procedural Law, 1999             

Selected Publications

Four Goals, Environmental Law Forum, July/August 2013, at 24 (on Mexico's passage of climate change legislation) (co-written with Alejandro Posadas & J. Cory Connolly).

What Are the Next Steps? Legal Perspectives on Mexico´s General Law on Climate Change (2012) (The Mexico–US Law Network, ELI & USAID 2012) (project coordinator).

Evolution of the Legal Framework as a Condition for the Development of National Capacities for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Natural Capital of Mexico, in Natural Capital of México (Vol.IV) (publication review) (National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) (in process).

Public Policy and Prospects for Sustainability, in Natural Capital of México (Vol. III) (publication collaboration) (National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity 2008).