Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca
Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca is a lawyer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a Master's Degree in Human Rights Protection from the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) and has worked as a human rights lawyer in the southeast and west of the country for more than 15 years.
Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca is also founder of Asesoría y Defensa Legal del Sureste and has a long national and international trajectory in the defense of collective rights and ejido and communal lands against megaprojects, dispossession and human rights violations. He has accompanied several legal disputes in states such as Chiapas, Oaxaca, Yucatan and Campeche where he has achieved the protection of thousands of hectares of collective lands, valuable ecosystems and collective rights, especially of indigenous communities. He has also achieved the protection of the rights of indigenous communities before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.