Gisele Lisa Bonnici
Gisele Bonnici is an independent consultant-researcher on various migration, asylum and human rights issues. She is a
lawyer by profession, with degrees in South Africa and the United States, and her training includes studies in administration and law from the University of the Cape, and a Master’s in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University.
She worked as a lawyer in international and corporate law in the United States and Mexico, before collaborating in the Regional Office in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and later was coordinator of legal and social services for migrants, asylum seekers and Refugees in the civil organization, Sin Fronteras, IAP She is a Counselor of INEDIM and Associate Consultant since its foundation. His research and specialization topics include the relationship between security and migration, temporary labor migration, the harmonization of immigration legislation in the Mexico and Central America region, and alternatives to immigration detention. Currently, She collaborates as Regional Coordinator (Americas) for the International Coalition on Detention and is part of the Working Group on Migration Law and Policy. He is a member of the Bar of the Cape, South Africa, and New York, as well as several networks, such as the Migration Forum, the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and the Latin American Network for Forced Migration.
Alejandro Carrillo Castro
Alejandro Carrillo Castro studied Law and Public Administration at the National Autonomous University of
Mexico. He has extensive experience within the federal public administration, occupying positions such as Technical Secretary of the Public Administration Commission of the Secretariat of the Presidency, Secretary General of the National Council of Science and Technology, as well as Coordinator General of Administrative Studies of the Presidency. He was permanent representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States (OAS) from 1992-1994 and Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Illinois. In 1995 he presided over the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees (COMAR) and was Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration in the period 1998-2000.
He has chaired the Academy of Administrative Law and Public Administration in Mexico as well as the Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD). He was a member of the United Nations Group of Experts on Public Administration and has served as Vice President for Latin America of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences based in Brussels. From 2003 to 2007 he was in charge of the presidency of the National Institute of Public Administration AC. He has been awarded twice by the Government of France with the Medal of the Order of Merit, once as a Knight and the other as a Grand Commander.
Manuel Ángel Castillo García
Manuel Ángel Castillo García is a Civil Engineer and Master in Urban Development. He is a Research Professor at the
Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies of El Colegio de México and a national researcher for the National System of Researchers. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Demography, of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, of the Advisory Council of the Central American Institute for Social Studies and Development (INCEDES) and a member of the IAP Board of Without Borders.
He has conducted various research on migration in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with an emphasis on international migration processes on the southern border of Mexico, from which several publications are derived. He participates in various working groups on migration studies, refugees, human rights and border studies. He has been a consultant for various organizations such as the National Population Council, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, among others. .