Verónica

Hernández Muñoz

Recognized for her specialization in constitutional law, she serves as an 'of counsel' associate at our firm. Her handling of complex cases and her academic career, marked by university teaching and various publications, position her as an influential figure in the national legal arena.
Verónica Muñoz works as an associate at Coronel & Pérez, focusing on constitutional matters and human rights in both the academic and professional fields.

With years of teaching experience at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil and the University of Espíritu Santo Specialties, she has taught subjects such as Political Law, Constitutional Law, and Human Rights, among others.

She completed a Master's in Juridical Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, where she also collaborated with the NGO YMCA, supporting migrant communities in Spain. In 2020, she launched #LaCorteDice, an initiative that, in print and digital formats, democratizes the decisions of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador, thus promoting debate and understanding of national jurisprudence.

Experience

Career

Between 2013 and 2015 she studied a Master's Degree in Legal Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University and during that time she was able to collaborate with the NGO YMCA in the Voluntary Return Program where she worked together with migrant communities living in Spain.
Upon her return to the country, Verónica taught Political Law at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, where she was also able to be part of the Distance Learning Group Program "Persons Deprived of Liberty (PPL)", in which she was able to collaborate as a teacher. in the distance learning program in the Guayaquil men's prison. Then in 2016, she began as a full-time professor at the Espiritu Santo Specialty University where she taught Human Rights, Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Ethics and Legal Theory. Between 2015 and 2017, together with the then assemblywoman María Cristina Kronfle, she was a sponsor of the unconstitutionality action of the Disability Law Regulations that increased the percentage for the delivery of the Disability Card.
In 2017 Verónica attended the Human Rights summer course at American University (Washington D.C.) where she focused on social rights issues.
In 2018 Verónica went as a professional visitor to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, where she was able to collaborate with Dr. Pablo Saavedra, Secretary of the International Court of Human Rights. In that same year, she was appointed as Academic Coordinator and later as Career Director of the Faculty of Law, Politics and Development, UEES. From that time to the present, Verónica carried out the UEES research project: "Study of sentences of extraordinary protection actions".

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Academic Career

Career

Education

Pompeu Fabra University; Master in Legal Science (2014).
Santiago de Guayaquil Catholic University; Lawyer with mention in Constitutional Law and Human Rights (2011).

Languages

Spanish
English

Publications

The judicial activism of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador. Case study on social rights in favor of priority attention groups. Jurisprudence period 2009-2018. (2019). Editorial University of Specialties Espíritu Santo.
Dialogue between courts regarding vulnerable groups. Scientific Magazine No. 4, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. (2018), ISSN: 2588-0837. July-December 2018. http://edipuce.edu.ec/revista-de-la-facultad-de-jurisprudencia-de-la-puce-no-4/
The motivation test of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador: How to know if a sentence is correctly founded? Yachana Scientific Magazine. (2018). Secular Vicente Rocafuerte University. Volume 7, Number 1. January-June 2018.
http://revistas.ulvr.edu.ec/index.php/yachana/article/view/518
Introduction to Political Law, Editorial Universidad Especialidades Espíritu Santo (2017).
Co-author: Vanegas Maingón, A., & Hernández Muñoz, V. (2019). Analysis of the Limits of the Constituent Power. Global Law. Studies on Law and Justice, (13), 41-63.
https://doi.org/10.32870/dgedj.v0i13.240

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