Felipe Mesel Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia
Felipe Mesel is a human rights lawyer at Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), an NGO dedicated to furthering democratic practices and rule of law in Argentina to increase civic participation, eradicate discrimination, and enable marginalized communities to exercise their rights under law. Mesel works alongside marginalized communities, with a focus on demanding public services for individuals living in informal settlements through community-driven data collection and strategic litigation. At ACIJ, he also co-leads an interdisciplinary action-research project that examines urban segregation in the informal settlements of Buenos Aires, La Paz, and Quito, with a particular focus on how legal empowerment methods drive rights awareness and protections. Mesel is a law graduate and also teaches at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in the areas of Political Rights, Sociology, and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina.