Maite Parejo is the Co-founder of the Guernica Group and Head of G37 Despacho Internacional in Madrid
Maite Parejo is a lawyer, member of the Madrid Bar Association.
Maite has focused on Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, universal jurisdiction and Human Rights. After concluding her degree at the University of Seville, she completed her academic training in Cambridge. She holds a DEA from the Complutense University of Madrid, where she specialized in International Criminal Law, with a final research paper analysing the objectives of penalties imposed against those held responsible of international crimes.
During her years as leader of Parejo Sousa Abogados she has successfully litigated criminal cases at both national and international levels. With regards to accountability for international crimes, she is part of the legal team leading the prosecution in both the Tibet and the Syria cases before the Spanish National Court. She has also brought cases before the European Court of Human Rights, and has participated, as either speaker or moderator, in many seminars related to these matters.
Nowadays, Maite is Co-founder of G37 Despacho Internacional, and partner of The Guernica Group, specializing in criminal law, international criminal law and strategic transnational litigation to achieve accountability for international crimes and human rights violations.
Ms. Parejo is Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Human Rights, and in 2017, she was appointed member of the Consulting Council of the National Mechanism for Torture Prevention of the Spanish Ombudsman Office.