Audrey Olivier Muralt
Director, Regional Office for Latin America
Mrs Audrey Olivier Muralt holds a Masters Degree in Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, as well as a LLM in Political Science and Public Administration. She has been working for non governmental organisations for the past nine years. Before joining the APT Office for Latin America in Panama, she worked for a Swiss-based organisation on private security governance and prior to this, for the APT in Geneva for seven years on promoting OPCAT ratification and implementation in all regions of the world, including Latin America.
She is fluent in French, Spanish and English.
Carmen Fleitas holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and a master’s degree in Human Rights form the University College London in United Kingdom. Before joining the APT Regional Office in Panama as Project Assistant, she carried out internships at the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights in the area of fundraising and at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva in the area of sustainable human development. She has also previous experience working with non-governmental organisations focused on poverty eliminati0n and human rights in Paraguay. She speaks Spanish, English and Chinese.
National Delegate for Brazil
From 2011 to 2015 Ms. Sylvia Dias was the Director of the APT Regional Office in Panama. Sylvia is a lawyer and holds a Masters Degree in International Law. Before joining the APT Office for Latin America in Panama she worked as an APT delegate in Brazil. Between 2002 and 2005 Sylvia worked for community based NGOs in the United States, providing legal assistance for women and children victims of domestic violence and promoting public awareness campaigns on gender equality and against violence against women. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Sara Vera López
Sara Vera studied law and human rights in Mexico. She was awarded a scholarship to study a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Government at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Before joining the APT as Project Officer, she developed her career in various fields within the private, public and NGO sector in Mexico.
Sara Vera has professional experience in human rights particularly in the areas of criminal justice and prison reform. Her work also involved policy research, monitoring human rights violations in prisons and capacity-building.