FSC Indigenous Foundation
Leila is a lawyer and specialist in human rights and Indigenous law. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of working for the National Human Rights Commissioner of Honduras (Ombudsman’s Office) as Complaints Investigator in Intibucá and as National Coordinator of the Ombudsman’s Office for Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Hondurans and the Environment in Tegucigalpa. She coordinated the Environmental Network of the Iberoamerican Federation of Ombudsman (FIO) and was in charge of the “Study of the sectoral impact of the diving fishing industry on the human rights of Miskitus divers, from a business and human rights approach” from the National Ombudsman’s Office.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Democracy in Ibero-America from the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain, was a professional visitor to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights at its headquarters in San José, Costa Rica (2016) and has been a fellow of different international courses on indigenous issues, including the “Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Specialized Course International Protection of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Territorial Rights and Prior Consultation” in Lima, Peru (2019).