Felipe Sánchez-Nájera works in the Human Rights Program at Universidad Iberoamericana (México City), as a legal researcher coordinating an International Protection Observatory project. Said project monitors and evaluates the adequate application of the international and national legal standards in Refugee Status Determination and Statelessness Determination procedures in México. He previously worked in a diversity of legal areas, including transparency law, migration-related issues in private practice, corporate law and legal representation of asylum seekers in the non-profit sector.

Recent Publications

  • Corcuera Cabezut, Santiago y Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2017). “The right to seek and receive asylum" (in Spanish) in: Political Constitution of the United Mexican States Commented, Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, Tirant lo Blanch, 1st edition, March 2017, pages. 285-290.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2018). “The interpretation and application of international and national refugee law in Mexico” (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, May 2018.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2018). “Universal Refugee Definition in Mexico: Implementation and practices at 67 years of the 1951 Convention" (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, October 2018.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2018). Statelessness in Mexico - The use of international protection as an instrument of migration policy" (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory. Universidad Iberoamericana and Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness, November 2018.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2019). "Gender as a cause of refugee status determination in the Mexican asylum system" (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory, Universidad Iberoamericana, January 2019.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2019). “Topics of the administrative RSD procedure: legal representation, interviews and review resources in asylum procedures in Mexico” (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory, Universidad Iberoamericana, February 2019.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2019). “Situación of Venezuelan asylum seekers in México” (in Spanish). International Protection Observatory, Universidad Iberoamericana, March 2019.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe (2019). “Internal flight or relocation alternative and State protection in the RSD procedure in México” (in Spanish), International Protection Observatory, Universidad Iberoamericana, April 2019.
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe. “Declaration of Cartagena in Mexico: 34 years of distancing between law and practice " (in Spanish), Migration Colloquium: Current and Proposed Scenarios Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (pending publication).
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe. “The evaluation of the RSD procedure as a mechanism for the protection of the refugees' human rights. The Mexican case: results of the legislative inclusion of the Cartagena Declaration in light of the commitments derived from the Declaration of New York ". High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees, Proceedings of the 5th Latin American Conference on the Right of Refugees and International Protection (pending publication).
  • Sánchez Nájera, Felipe. “Systematic analysis of immigration legislation and policies in Mexico" (in Spanish) in Caicedo Camacho (Coord.):" Trends and Challenges of Migration Policies and Reforms in Latin America. A comparative study" (pending publication).