Dr Perla Guarneros

Lecturer in Law

Perla is a full-time academic at the Thomas More Law School where she teaches foundations of law and legal research, contract law, family law, legal ethics, legal theory, among others. Her research interests include international human rights law, the rights of irregular migrants and how these two intertwine with international criminal law. 

Perla was admitted to legal practice under Mexican jurisdiction in 2008. She holds an LLM in International Crime and Justice, from the University of Turin, Italy, jointly with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI); an LLM in common law by La Trobe University in Australia; and a PhD from the same institution, where she researched the protection of the rights of transit migrants in Mexico, and the international responsibility of the State to protect them. This work is now being edited to turn it into a book. 

Before coming to Australia, Perla worked as a legal counsel and barrister in Mexico; she also worked as legal officer at the National Human Rights Commission and later at the human rights branch of the Attorney General's Office in the Federal Government of Mexico. 

She is an editor of the Australian Feminist Law Journal and is currently involved in various research projects within the Thomas More Law School, including a research that explores the involvement of Australian Non-Governmental Organisations in proceedings before the UN Committee for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 

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