Milagros Mutsios Ramsay

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of British Columbia
Project Title: 
A New Glance on the Prior Consultation Right of Indigenous Peoples

Milagros (Millie) Mutsios is an LL.M graduate from Yale Law School (YLS). Before coming to YLS, Milagros worked as an associate at a Peruvian Law Firm specializing in mining, environmental, and natural resources law. This experience permitted her to become an Adjunct Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, where she assisted in teaching Mining, Law & Economic, Effective Legal Communication, and Corporative Law. She is also part of several international research groups focused on natural resources, environmental law and the intersection with human rights. When COVID-19 started, Milagros co-founded “Abogadas Probono”, an association of female lawyers who offer free legal assistance to those in need. Finally, her love for wildlife and conservation led her also to co-found “BOCES,” an NGO dedicated to creating awareness about biodiversity and the importance of creating active actions regarding Latin America’s nature. At Yale, Milagros’ research agenda explored the impact of western construction of legal concepts related to international human rights with a focus on economic, social, cultural, and environmental; as well as the dissonance with indigenous peoples’ ideas of democracy, development, resources, and nature.