Maria Sanchez Del Angel

Tutor in Human Rights
Essex Pathways
Postgraduate Research Student
Human Rights Centre
 Maria Sanchez Del Angel



Delia Sánchez del Ángel is a PhD candidate at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. Since 2016, she collaborates with the Seminar of Violence and Peace of El Colegio de México in a research project on the responsibility of the State in cases of human rights violations committed by the organised crime with participation or acquiescence of state actors. Furthermore, the project also explores the response provided by the state to guarantee the rights of victims to justice, truth and reparations. In 2015, Delia was awarded the Rómulo Gallegos Fellowship of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where she supported the work of different Thematic Rapporteurships. From 2010 to 2013, Delia worked in Mexico at the non-governmental organization Propuesta Cívica, A.C. giving legal counsel to human rights defenders and journalists at risk. Delia holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (2013-2014). She is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) where she obtained her degree in Law in 2011.

Research and professional activities


Participation of Victims before International Human Rights Mechanisms

Supervisor: Prof Clara Sandoval , Dr Patricia Palacios Zuloaga



Colchester Campus