Michelle Reyes Milk

International Justice Consultant

Michelle Reyes Milk is a Peruvian-American lawyer, specialized in International Law (ICL, IHL and IHRL). She’s an Adjunct Professor (“Profesora Ordinaria”) at the School of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), where she teaches International Criminal Law, Public International Law, and Human Rights Law. She is currently a Consultant on International Justice issues for No Peace Without Justice, Women´s Initiatives for Gender Justice, and Due Process of Law Foundation.
Until June 2020, Michelle Reyes Milk was the Regional Coordinator for the Americas at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), holding this position since 2012, where she spearheaded the Coalition’s Secretariat´s actions in the Americas concerning ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute; working in the context of the Preliminary Examinations of the Court in the region, and contributing to other thematic aspects of the Coalition’s work. Prior to this role, between 2009 and 2012, Ms. Reyes Milk held the position of Outreach Liaison for the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, at the Coalition’s headquarters in New York, actively participating at the sessions of the New York Working Group of the ASP, and other relevant sessions within the 6th Committee.
Before joining CICC, Ms. Reyes Milk was the Legal Advisor to the Peruvian National Committee on International Humanitarian Law. Prior to that, Ms. Reyes Milk was a Legal Associate at the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights (IDEHPUCP) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.  Since 2017, Ms. Reyes Milk has been a member of the Advisory Committee of PUCP’s Master’s Program on Human Rights, and, since August 2018, is a member of the General Assembly of the Institute on Human Rights and Democracy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (IDEHPUCP). 
Ms. Reyes Milk holds a Law Degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), obtaining her LLB after defending her thesis, “The Principle of Immunity of Serving Heads of State and its status upon the commission of crimes under international law”, graduating summa cum laude. She obtained her LLM from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain, graduating summa cum laude. She is also an alumna of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, and has taken courses at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy. She has authored a number of articles on Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, and has offered numerous lectures across the Americas on said issues.   

Email: mreyesmilk@npwj.org