Global & Senior Global Research Fellows
2007-2008 Academic Year
Dr. Amparo Martinez
Global Research Fellow
Dr. Amparo Martinez Guerra is a member of the research project Reforms, Universal Jurisdiction and Fundamental Rights Criminal Protection of Madrid directed by Dr. Luis Rodriguez Ramos and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems Universitat (Bonn), Max Planck-Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Strafrecht (Freiburg am Breisgau) and the Ortega and Gasset Foundation. She is also a consultant at the Center for Political and International Studies. Amparo received her LL.B from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2001. In 2002, she became a Ph.D. candidate and predoctoral fellow in the Criminal Law Department, Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She completed her Ph.D. in Law cum laude in 2006 with her dissertation on Criminal Law and consumer protection in the EU and the U.S.A. She has been a visiting researcher at the European Law Research Center Harvard Law School under the supervision of Prof. David. W. Kennedy (2003); at the Institut fur Kriminologie und Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, Albert-Ludwig Universitat with Dr. Prof. h.c Klaus Tiedemann (2004); at the European University Institute, Department of Law, in Florence (2005) and at the New York University Law School Library in 2006. Before joining the University, she was trainee at the Investment Promotion Bureau, Spanish Ministry of Economy. In her research proposal, "International Criminal Jurisdiction" Dr. Martinez will focus on the role of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor and national Prosecutors applying the Universal Jurisdiction Principle investigating international crimes and crimes against humanity.