I’m Luis Eduardo Zavala. Director and founder of Casa Monarca. Humanitarian Aid for Migrants, Refugees, Returnees and IDP’s based in Monterrey, Mexico. I’m currently visiting professor at Yale University lecturing in International Human Rights and Politics. I studied international human rights law at Essex University and got my PhD from Gregorian University at Rome, Italy while I was part of the diplomatic formation for the Holy See.
For about ten years as a scholar I thought at Monterrey Tec, a private university in Mexico and since 2010 I was invited as a visiting professor at Yale University. In 2015 after the presentation by then of the Special Rapporteur from the InterAmerican Commission for Human Rights of Migrants about the situation in Mexico migrants I decided to open a Shelter in order to give a local response of a global phenomenon. With a group of volunteers committed in helping migrants, refugees, returnees and IDP’s we decided to open what constitutes today our activism trying to implement public polices for human rights of migrants and work at local, regional and national level for a migration governance.