Michelle Erazo

Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, B.A.
Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University, M.A.
Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, M.A.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Michelle Erazo (Ecuador) is a Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Human Rights Office, OHCHR, at Geneva, Switzerland. She has over 12 years of working experience in the field of international relations and human rights, including work with United Nations human rights mechanisms and intergovernmental bodies. She currently works as coordinator and human rights officer of the team of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Prior to her current assignment, at OHCHR she worked on issues related to racism, enforced disappearances, analysis of human rights situations in diverse countries through the Universal Periodic Review, civil society participation, and unilateral coercive measures. She was part of the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council, Advisory Committee and the Complaints Procedure. Before OHCHR, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the WTO.

Ms. Erazo holds a master’s degree in international negotiation and policy-making of the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and a master’s degree in languages in negotiation of international projects from the Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Applied Modern Languages to International and Business Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and speaks German.