Who is Andrés Roemer, accused of rape?

Andrés Roemer, accused of rape, is a former Mexican diplomat, writer, philanthropist and professor. He studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Economics at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

He also obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and received a doctorate in Public Policy from the University of Berkeley, California.

The writer served as head of the Department of Econometric Analysis of the Ministry of Fisheries, now known as the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, and was an advisor to President Carlos Salinas de Gortari in his presidential campaign.

He was also Mexico‘s ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in Paris and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH).

Andrés Roemer has received various distinctions such as the Emilio Carballido Award as the best National Author 2009, the ‘Golden Gaviota Award 2007 Brilliant Minds’, and in his honor Microsoft instituted the Award for Distinction in Service to the Academic Community: Andrés Roemer 2007.

According to the CNDH, Roemer is the author of seventeen essay books, among which are Sexuality, Law and Public Policy, and The Economy of Crime.

He has advised more than 60 theses on Law, Economics and Public Policy (both at the undergraduate, master’s and doctorate levels) and has been a reviewer of works published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica and by the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics.

The writer is currently facing an arrest warrant by the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office for the crime of rape, as well as an international search red card that the institution in charge of Ernestina Godoy will request from Interpol.