José Luis Soberanes

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José Luis Soberanes Fernández (b. January 10, 1950 in Santiago de Querétaro) is a prominent Mexican lawyer. He was president of the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico from November 16, 1999 to November 15, 2009.[1]

José Luis Soberanes

Soberanes Fernández graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and received a doctorate in law from the University of Valencia, in Spain.

He is a full-time researcher at the National Autonomous University, a distinguished professor of the National University of San Marcos (Peru), an academician at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence (Spain) and a visitant professor of the Social Sciences University of Toulouse, France. He has authored more than twenty books including Los tribunales de la Nueva España (1980), Sobre el origen de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (1987), Historia del sistema jurídico mexicano (1990) and Los bienes eclesiásticos en la historia constitucional de México (1999).

Dr. Soberanes received the Great Cross of San Raimundo de Peñafort from the Government of Spain.

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Preceded by
Mireille Roccatti Velásquez
President of the National Human Rights Commission
1999-2009
Succeeded by
Raul Plascencia Villanueva