María Cristina Alé

Argentine, born in Mendoza and currently based in Berlin. She works internationally, regionally and nationally as a consultant, teacher, researcher and litigant.

She holds a law degree from the University of Mendoza, Argentina.  She received her Magister-Legum (LL.M) in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law from the European University-Viadrina (Germany) and she is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).

She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the legal journal „República y Derecho“ (RYD) of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina. 

She has specialized in Business and Human Rights, the Inter-American human rights system, Conflict Management and Transformation; the Defense and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Social Organizations; Public interest litigation and Environmental Law.

She is a member of international research networks such as the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) and the International Network on Climate Change, Energy and Human Rights (RICEDH).

She is external researcher in projects carried out in different universities in Argentina and Latin America. She has been a presenter and co-organizer of international conferences on topics in her area of expertise, and guest lecturer in various seminars and undergraduate and graduate courses.

Current Research Areas: Agri-Food System. Energy Transition. International and regional systems for the protection of human rights. Business and human rights. Economic, social, cultural and environmental rights. Public Interest oriented litigation.