Maria Corina Muskus Toro holds a Master Degree in International Legal Studies at American University Washington College of Law. She specialized in Human Rights and Gender. As a Master student at WCL, she worked with the Anti-Torture Initiative and the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law as a research assistant for Professor Juan E. Mendez. She worked on the issues of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent’s right to nationality in the Dominican Republic at the Center for Justice and International Law. In Venezuela, she worked at a law firm where she prepared documents that supported litigation process before the UN Human Rights Committee and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was also a professor of the Human Rights Law Clinic at the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, where she graduated from Law School. As a Professor, she developed strategies for addressing human rights abuses of migrants, refugees, and the LGBTI community in Venezuela. She is committed to work as a human rights lawyer specializing in issues of women inside of prison and gender equality in Venezuela and the Americas.
You can watch Maria’s Ted Talk on conditions that women face in Venezuelan prisons here.