Ambassador Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco

Ambassador Juan Manuel Gómez-Robledo Verduzco is a career diplomat since 1988 and in 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Ambassador. He is the Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations. He is also a member of the United Nations International Law Commission (2012-2022) where he served as Special Rapporteur on the Provisional Application of Treaties. In 2021, the General Assembly adopted the Guide on the Provisional Application of Treaties.

From January 2016 to September 2021, he was Ambassador of Mexico to France and Monaco. Before, he served as Deputy Foreign Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights from December 2006 to September 2015. He was the Legal Counsel of the Mexican
Foreign Affairs Ministry from 2000 to 2004. In such capacity, he acted as the Agent of Mexico before the International Court of Justice in the case “Avena and other Mexican Nationals (Mexico vs. USA)” and before the Inter American Court of Human Rights in a number of cases.

He earned a Ph.D. in Law from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and his dissertation, “The practice of the Security Council after the Cold-War and the interpretation of the United Nations Charter,” was recently published as a book.

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