Initiative on Apex Court Appointments / Member, High-Level Advisory Panel
Gloria Patricia Porras Escobar
Gloria Patricia Porras is a Magistrate-Elect of Guatemala’s Constitutional Court, having been re-elected for another five-year term in March 2021. She has served on Guatemala’s Constitutional Court during the periods 2011-2016 and 2016-2021. She has also served as the Guatemala Constitutional Court’s President in 2015-2016 and 2020-2021.
Gloria Patricia Porras is also Wilson Center Latin American Program’s Global and Public Policy Fellow. In 2015, she was awarded the Global Jurist Award. The award is designed to honour a sitting judge, whether in an international or national court, who has demonstrated in his or her career courage in the face of adversity to uphold and defend fundamental human rights or the principles of international criminal justice. Gloria Porras holds a law degree and a master’s degree in international public law from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.