Sean O'Brien | Nov. 21, 2013 | Notre Dame Law School
Georgina Vargas Vera, a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame Law School’s LL.M. degree program in international human rights law, received the National Youth Award of 2013 for Human Rights. The highest public honor granted by the government of Mexico, the award recognizes Mexican youth “whose career trajectory, commitment, or study brings honor to their generation and inspires individual or community progress.” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto personally presented the award to Ms. Vargas yesterday in a formal ceremony in Mexico City.
Ms. Vargas is the second graduate of the LL.M. human rights program to receive this distinction; in 2009, Sofía Galván Puente was honored for her work with the physically and mentally disabled as Director for Mexico and Central America at Disability Rights International (DRI).