Ana Cristina Rodríguez Pineda
Ana Cristina Rodríguez Pineda is Chef de Cabinet and Principal Legal Advisor at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Previously she served as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Before moving to The Hague, she worked for over a decade in different capacities at the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations in New York, as Legal Adviser, Deputy Permanent Representative and Head of Mission, and Deputy Political Coordinator, counselling on a wide array of legal and political issues, including in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly, where she acted as Vice-Chair and in the Security Council, where she chaired the Informal Working Group on International Tribunals.
She holds a law degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín de Guatemala, an LL.M from Columbia Law School and is a PhD candidate at Leiden University. She is qualified to practice law in Guatemala and New York.