Lola García-Alix has a long history of direct involvement in global processes and international human rights instruments relevant for the recognition and the protection of indigenous peoples rights. These include standard-setting processes such as the negotiation of the UNDRIP, as well as the establishment of specific UN mechanisms mandated to promote and monitor implementation of indigenous peoples rights by States such as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on Indigenous Peoples Rights.
Lola García Alix holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid. She joined IWGIA in 1990 and has held various leadership positions in the organization, including the executive director position, which she held from 2006 until 2014. Currently, she is senior advisor and the team coordinator of IWGIA’s global governance program.
Lola has research experience in Denmark from the Institute for Cultural Sociology in Copenhagen and the Danish Center for Social Science Research.
Updated February 2021