Alma Beltrán y Puga
Legal Coordinator
Mexico City

Alma Luz Beltran y Puga is a legal coordinator at Grupo de Informacion en Reproduccion Elegida (GIRA). She was a 2008-2009 Human Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School and she graduated from the Technological Autonomous Institute of Mexico (ITAM). She has worked in the field of constitutional law and human rights both at public, international bodies and non-profit organizations. One of her first jobs was as a clerk assistant in the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico drafting resolutions and jurisprudence. Most of her work as a human rights advocate has been dedicated to the defense of women’s rights. She has worked at one of the leading feminist NGOs in Mexico, the Information Group on Reproductive Choice (GIRE), which is dedicated to defending reproductive rights and promoting their recognition in Mexico’s legal framework. As a staff-lawyer at GIRE, she conducted research on Mexico's legal framework on reproductive rights, focusing on women and adolescents as vulnerable groups. She has worked as a legal consultant for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Mexico to promote the implementation of international human rights standards in the rulings and jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Mexico. She is interested in strategic litigation of human rights cases, and in integrating human rights law and gender in the jurisprudence of Constitutional Courts.