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Dr. Mario E. Villarroel Lander (CV)

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Titles

Lawyer of the Republic. Central University of Venezuela (1969).
Graduate in Criminal Appeal. Holy Mary University, Venezuela.
Doctor in Criminal Sciences. Holy Mary University, Venezuela.

Affiliations

Member of the Federal District Lawyers Bar, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the Lawyer’s Social Security Institute, Caracas, Venezuela.
Active Member of the Venezuelan Red Cross, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the Venezuelan Society of Criminal Law and Criminology, Caracas, Venezuela.
Corresponding member of the Institute for Criminological Research and Compared Criminal Law of the University of Argentine Social Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Member of the International Society of Social Defense, Paris, France.
Full Member of the Inter American Association of Criminological Studies, Caracas, Venezuela.
Full Member of the Mirandino Institute of Historical Studies, State of Miranda, Venezuela.
Member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy.
Member of the Venezuelan Writers’ Association, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the Writers’ Social Security Institute, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the “American Home” Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the “Lola Rodríguez de Fuenmayor” University Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the National Geographic Society.
Honorary Member of the Institute of Hispanic Culture, Caracas, Venezuela.
Member of the Main Center of the Bolivarian Society of Venezuela.
Honorary Member of the Association of Graduates of the “Luis Razetti” Medical School, Caracas.

Distinciones Nacionales

The Order of “El Libertador”, Grand Officer Grade.
The Order of “Francisco de Miranda”, in its First Class.
The Labor Order of Merit, in its First Class.
The “Andrés Bello” Order, in its First Class.
The “Diego de Losada” Order, in its First Class.
The “Francisco Fajardo” Order, Federal District, in its First Class.
The Order of the City of Caracas.
The Medal awarded by the Federal District Lawyers’ Bar.
The Bicentennial Order, Federal District Lawyers’ Bar, Caracas.
The “Dr. Mario Briceño Penozo” Centennial Order of Merit, Falcon State Lawyers’ Bar, in its Sole Class.
The “Arminio Borjas” Order, Federation of Lawyer Schools of Venezuela, in its First Class.
The Order of Merit of the Holy Mary University, in its First Class.
The Honorary Order of Merit of the Technical Judicial Police, in its First Class.
The Cross of the Metropolitan Police, in its First Class.
The Order of the Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services, in its First Class.
The Land Transportation Cross, in its First Class.
The Civil Defense Medal, in its First Class.
The “Diego de Osorio” Order, in its First Class.
The “Dr. Enrique Tejera” Health Medal, in its First Class.
The Medal of the 40th Anniversary of the Holy Mary University, Caracas.
The Institutional Medal granted by the “Lisandro Alvarado” Central-Western University, State of Lara.
The “Cecilio Acosta” Order, State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The “Leonidas Monasterios” Decoration, Legislative Assembly of the State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The Municipal Medal of Honor for Merit, District of Sucre, State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The “Ambrosio Plaza” Order, District of Plaza, State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The Honorary Order of Merit of the Sucre District Fire Department, State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The “Juan Jacinto Lara” Order, Barquisimeto, State of Lara, in its First Class.
The “General Juan Guillermo Iribarren” Order, City Hall of the Municipality of Iribarren, State of Lara.
The “Bartolome Salom” Decoration, Puerto Cabello, State of Carabobo, in its First Class.
The City Badge, Municipal Council of the Municipality of Puerto Cabello, State of Carabobo.
The “Samán de Aragua” Order, State of Aragua, in its First Class.
The “General José Antonio Páez” Decoration, Legislative Assembly of the State of Portuguesa, in its First Class.
The “Juan Fernández de León” Order, State of Portuguesa, in its First Class.
The “Monsignor José Vicente de Unda” Special Decoration, State of Portuguesa.
The “September 16th” Order, Government of the State of Mérida, in its First Class.
The “City of Mérida” Order, Municipality of Libertador, State of Mérida.
The Honor Badge of the Garrison of the State of Lara.
The Order of Merit of the State of Táchira.
The “Angostura del Orinoco” Order, State of Bolivar.
The “Lago de Maracaibo” Order, State of Zulia, in its First Class.
The “Don Simón Rodríguez” Order, El Tigre, State of Anzoátegui.
The General Order of the “Francisco Esteban Gómez” Division, State of Nueva Esparta, in its First Class.
The “Doctor Tulio Febres Cordero” Order, Legislative Assembly of the State of Mérida, in its First Class.
The Order of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
The “Augusto Pinaud” Honarary Order of Merit, Venezuelan Red Cross.
The “Distinguished Services” Medal, Venezuelan Red Cross.
The “Doctor Agustín Zubillaga” Honorary Order of Merit, Executive Committee of the Venezuelan Red Cross, Sectional Lara.
The “El Precursor” Order, Mirandino Institute of Historical Studies, State of Miranda.
The “Honor of Merit” Insignia, National Guard Regional Command No. 5, Caracas.
The Cross of the Venezuelan Equestrian Sport, in its Second Class.
The “David Concepción” Order, David Concepción School of Smaller Baseball, State of Carabobo, in its First Class.
The “Lima Blanca de Oro” Medal, State of Cojedes.
The “General Manuel Manrique” Order, State of Cojedes.
The “City of Valencia” Order, in its First Class, Municipal Council of Valencia, State of Carabobo.
The “Citizen of San Fernando” Order.
The “General of the José Antonio Anzoátegui Division” Order, State of Anzoátegui, in its First Class.
The “Guaicaipuro” Order, Municipal Council of Gauicaipuro, State of Miranda, in its First Class.
The Rector´s Medal, Bicentennial University of Aragua.
The Gold Honor of Merit Medal, Venezuelan Red Cross, of the Mérida Sectional.
The “Admirante José María García” Order, Municipality of García, State of Nueva Esparta, in its Sole Class.
The “Don Rómulo Gallegos” Order, State of Apure.
The Gold Honor of Merit Badge, granted by the Community of Displaced Persons of the State of Vargas, Jacinto Lara-Quibor and Rancho Maladero-El Cují Urbanizations, State of Lara.
The “Generalísimo Sebastián Francisco of Miranda” Order, State of Miranda.
The “José Tadeo Monagas” Order, State of Monagas, in its First Class.
The “Admiral Luis Brión” Navy Medal, Sole Class, Caracas.
The Honorary Diploma of Merit “Dr. Adolfo D’Empaire”, Maracaibo, State of Zulia.
The “Mariscal Juan Crisóstomo Falcón” Order, in its First Class, Executive of the State of Falcón, Santa Ana de Coro.
The “Licenciado Juan Antonio Rodríguez Domínguez” Decoration, State of Barinas.
The Loyal and Heroic Order of the City of Ocumare del Tuy, Tomas Lander City Hall, State of Miranda.
The Great Order of the Miranda State Lawyers´ Bar, State of Miranda.
The Medal of the Institute of Law for Higher Education in its First Class, Caracas.
The “Great Cordón José María Vargas” Order, La Guaira.
The “Deyanira Núñez” Order, Executive Committee of the Miranda Sectional of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
The Medal of Merit of the Latin American and Caribbean University, Caracas.

International Distinctions

The Great Cross of the «Isabel la Católica” Order, Spain.
The Great Cross of the “El Sol del Peru” Order, Republic of Peru.
The Order of the Republic of Tunisia, in its First Level.
The “Jinete de Mádara” Order, Republic of Bulgaria, in its First Degree.
Decoration awarded by the Supreme Soviet and Council of Ministers of Armenia.
The “City of Paris” Medal.
The Great Decoration of the Friendship Order of the Republic of Viet Nam.
The “Vasco Núñez de Balboa” Order, Republic of Panama, in the degree of Grand Officer.
The “Order of Public Health” Medal of Poland.
The “Order of Public Health” Medal of the Republic of Ivory Coast.
The “General José Dolores Estrada” Order, Republic of Nicaragua, Degree of Grand Officer.
The “José Cecilio del Valle” Order, Republic of Honduras, in the degree of Knight.
The “Kyung Hee University” Medal of Honor, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The President’s Award, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
The Gold Medal of the Spanish Red Cross, Spain.
The “N.I. Pirogov” Chest Medal, Soviet Red Cross, former Soviet Union.
The Highest Decoration of the Japanese Red Cross, Japan.
The Order of Merit of the Colombian Red Cross, category of Grand Officer, Colombia.
The Highest Decoration of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Bulgaria.
The Medal of Honor granted by the Peruvian Red Cross, Peru.
Great Cross of the Peruvian Red Cross, Peru.
Medal of Honor of the Polish Red Cross, Poland.
Medal of Honor of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross, Trinidad and Tobago.
The “Heroes and Martyrs” Order of the Nicaraguan Red Cross, Nicaragua.
The Medal of Merit of the Honduran Red Cross, Honduras.
The Medal of Merit of the Icelandic Red Cross, Iceland.
The “Henry Dunant” Medal of Honor, Hungarian Red Cross, Hungary.
The Medal of Merit of the Yugoslavia Red Cross, Yugoslavia.
The Highest Decoration of the Togolese Red Cross, Togo.
The Highest Decoration of the Malaysian Red Crescent, Malaysia.
The Highest Decoration of the Republic of Korea Red Cross, Republic of Korea.
The Highest Decoration of the New Zealand Red Cross, New Zealand.
The Highest Decoration of the German Red Cross, Federal Republic of Germany.
The Highest Decoration of the Canadian Red Cross, Canada.
The Highest Decoration of the Viet Nam Red Cross, Viet Nam.
The Highest Decoration of the Netherlands Red Cross, Netherlands.
The Highest Decoration of the Paraguayan Red Cross, Paraguay.
The Highest Decoration of the Mongolian Red Cross, Mongolia.
The “Members for Life” Award of the Nigerian Red Cross, Nigeria.
The “Members for Life” Award of the Malawi Red Cross, Malawi.
The Highest Decoration of the French Red Cross, France.
The Highest Decoration of the Danish Red Cross, Denmark.
The Highest Decoration of the Jordanian Red Crescent, Hachemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Humanitarian Medal of the British Red Cross, Great Britain.
The “Doña Matilde Obarrio de Mallet” of the Panamanian Red Cross, Panama.
The Gold Medal of the Belgian Red Cross, Belgium.
Honorary member of the Romanian Red Cross.
The Grand Cross of Honor of the Chilean Red Cross.
The Gold Medal of Merit of the Italian Red Cross.
The Highest Decoration of the Republic of San Marino Red Cross.
The Highest Decoration of the Dominican Red Cross.
The Cross of Merit of the Finnish Red Cross.
The Medal of Honor of the Australian Red Cross.
The Highest Decoration of the Portuguese Red Cross, Lisbon.
The Diploma of Honor of the Congolese Red Cross, Brazzavile.
Slovenian Red Cross, on the occasion of its 130 Anniversary, Jubijana.
Order of the Lenin Alliance of the USSR Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Honor of Merit Order of the Guatemalan Red Cross, Guatemala.
Order “For The Sake Of Viet Nam Red Cross” Award, Red Cross Society, Vietnam, Ha Noi.

Other Distinctions

The “Good Citizen” Award, Municipal Council of the Federal District, Caracas, Venezuela.
The “1979 Orbits” Trophy, Caracas, Venezuela.
The “Musa de Oro” Award as 1985 Jurist of the Year, Caracas, Venezuela.
Guest of Honor of the city of El Tigre, Municipal Council of the District of Simón Rodríguez, on February 10, 1988, El Tigre, State of Anzoátegui, Venezuela.
Distinguished Visitor of the city of Tegucigalpa, Municipality of Tegucigalpa, on July 13, 1989, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Illustrious Guest of the city of Lima, Municipality of Lima, on June 26, 1990, Lima, Peru (Key of the City).
Distinguished Visitor of the city of Barquisimeto, Council of the Municipality of Iribarren of the State of Lara, on November 22, 1990, State of Lara, Venezuela.
Guest of Honor of the city of Barinas, Municipal Council of Barinas, on July 4, 1991, State of Barinas, Venezuela.
Title of Doctor Honoris Causa, bestowed by the Holy Mary University, on October 16, 1991, Caracas, Venezuela.
Distinguished Visitor of the city of Barquisimeto, Council of the Municipality of Iribarren of the State of Lara, on January 30, 1992, State of Lara, Venezuela.
Illustrious Visitor of the city of Santiago, Chile, on March 31, 1993, Santiago, Chile.
Guest of Honor of the city of Guanare, State of Portuguesa, on October 4, 1993.
Distinguished Visitor of the city of Maracay, State of Aragua, Venezuela. (Key of the City).
Honorary Professor of the course of International Humanitarian Law, Holy Mary University, May 21, 1994.
Honorable Person of the City of San Cristobal, State of Táchira, Venezuela, on 28 July 1995.
Illustrious Visitor of Guatemala City, February 12, 1996.
Honorary Member of the Ruben Dario Institute, Managua, Nicaragua, March 13, 1996.
Honorary Member of the Nicaraguan-Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce, Managua, Nicaragua, March 13, 1996.
Distinguished Guest of the City of Managua “Key of the City”, City Hall of Managua, April 13, 1996.
Illustrious Visitor of Aragua de Barcelona, Municipal Council of the Municipality of Aragua, State of Anzoátegui, Venezuela, June 5, 1996.
Key of the City, Belize, 1996.
Guest of Honor of the city of Mérida, Municipality of Libertador, State of Mérida, July 25, 1997.
Distinguished Visitor, State of Falcón, City Hall of Miranda, July 15, 1999.
Distinguished Visitor, City Hall of the Municipality of Jiménez, Quibor, State of Lara, July 6, 2001.
Sponsor of the Bar Promotion “Dr. Mario Villarroel Lander”, 1985-1986, Holy Mary University, Caracas.
Villa Zoila Museum Honorary Insignia of Merit, granted by the Military Historical Museum of the National Guard of Caracas.
Key of the City of Miami, United States of America.
Bicentennial Distinction of the University of Los Andes, Mérida.
“Sole Class” Insignia of the School of Military Justice.
Doctorate Honoris Causa Human Rights Mention, Center for High Education of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
Distinguished Visitor of the city of Miami, United States of America (2008).
Title of Doctor Honoris Causa, bestowed by the Latin American and
Caribbean Universtiy, 2010

Director of the International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Chair of
the Gregorio Peces-Barba Foundation, named after Dr. Mario

Villarroel. Madrid, Spain. (2011)
Patron of the Constitutional International Law Graduates, 2012 Class,
graduated from the National University of Distance Learning (UNED).

Madrid, Spain.

Numerous diplomas, plaques of recognition, and designations as an Honors
Sponsor of graduate classes or special course in Venezuela and abroad.

Positions Served

President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland (1987, 1997).
Member of the Standing Commission of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Geneva, Switzerland.
President of the Henry Dunant Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.

Present Activities

President of the Venezuelan Red Cross Society, Caracas, Venezuela.
President of the Mirandino Institute of Historical Studies, State of Miranda, Venezuela.
Professor of Criminal Law of the Holy Mary University, Caracas, Venezuela.
Professional practice of law.

Department of Commercial Law

Legal consultation includes all kinds of commercial activities and selection of the most appropriate structure and organization to conduct business in different branches of commercial or industrial activity.
Also, assistance is provided for drafting documents as required, such as filing of commercial lawsuits whether for bills of exchange, promissory notes, commercial agreements and derivatives, execution of mortgage, pledge or personal guarantees, credit control, collection efforts and bankruptcy and insolvency processes, among others.

Dra. Norka Sierraalta de Villarroel (CV)

EDUCATION

PRIMARY SCHOOL: Colegio San José de Tarbes. Caracas.
HIGH SCHOOL: Colegio Teresiano. Caracas.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Law Degree. Law School, Santa Maria University. Caracas.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: Graduate Degree in Penal Law and Criminology, Andres Bello Catholic University.
POSITIONS HELD

Deputy District Attorney, Second District Attorney’s Office, Ministerio Público. September 18th – October 18th, 1978.
Deputy District Attorney, Second District Attorney’s Office, Ministerio Público. August 15th – September 15th, 1977.
Deputy District Attorney, Second District Attorney’s Office, Ministerio Público. August 18th – September 18th, 1976.
Deputy District Attorney, Second District Attorney’s Office, Ministerio Público. December 1st, 1975 – January 1st, 1976.
Deputy District Attorney, Fourth District Attorney’s Office, Ministerio Público, Chacao, Miranda State. August 15th – September 15th, 1972; June 15th – August 15th, 1973.
Joint Clerk, Fourth Court of Instruction, Judicial Circuit of the Federal District, Miranda State.
Amanuensis, Fifth Court of First Instance in Penal Matters, Judicial Circuit of the Federal District, Miranda State.
Amanuensis, Fifth Court of First Instance in Civil Matters, Judicial Circuit of the Federal District, Miranda State.
OTHER POSITIONS

Chair of the Committee of Social Action of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
Former Chair of the Ladies’ Committee of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
Member of the National Directive Committee of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
Former Minutes’ Secretary of the Venezuelan Writer’s Association.
Former Minutes’ Secretary of the Venezuelan Federation of Women Lawyers (FEVA).
Special Events Minutes’ Secretary of the Venezuelan Federation of Women Lawyers.
Former Director of the Office of Gratuitous Legal Assistance of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATIONS

Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Institute of Lawyer’s Social Prevision (Venezuelan Bar). Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Inter American Society of Criminology Studies. Full Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Inter American Culture Association. Full Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Institute of Historical Studies of Miranda. Numbered Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuelan Federation of Women Lawyers (FEVA). Member.
Venezuelan Women’s Association. Member.
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). Member.
Institute of Hispanic Culture. Member.
Venezuelan Writer’s Association. Member.
Institute of Writer’s Social Prevision. Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
American Home Foundation. Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
Lola Rodriguez de Fuenmayor University Foundation. Member. Caracas, Venezuela.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. Member. Currently.
PROGRAMS, SEMINARS AND EVENTS

International Seminar “Constituent Woman and Integration”. September 15th – 17th, 1999. Caracas, Venezuela.
11th General Assembly of the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. November 23rd – 26th, 1997. Seville, Spain.
18th National Convention of the Venezuelan Red Cross. November, 1996. San Cristóbal, Táchira State, Venezuela.
4th Venezuelan Congress on Constitutional Law. November 15th – 17th, 1995. Caracas, Venezuela.
Delegate for the Venezuelan Red Cross in the 15th Inter-American Conference of Red Cross. January 31st – February 2nd, 1995. Caracas, Venezuela.
Delegate for Venezuela in the “Voices and Visions of the 21st Century” Women’s Hemispheric Conference. November 21st – 22nd, 1994. Miami.
14th National Conference of the Venezuelan Society of Red Cross. October, 1990. Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela.
7th General Assembly of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. October 21st – 26th, 1989. Geneva, Swiss.
6th General Assembly of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. November 23rd – 26th, 1987. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
12th National Convention of the Red Cross. 1986. Porlamar, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela.
25th International Conference of the Red Cross. October 23rd – 31st, 1986. Geneva, Swiss.
4th General Assembly of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. October 20th – 24th, 1985. Geneva, Swiss.
5th General Assembly of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. October 18th – 20th, 1985. Geneva, Swiss.
11th National Convention of the Red Cross. 1985. San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela.
1st Discussions on Procedural Law. Law School, Andres Bello Catholic University. Caracas, Venezuela.
3rd General Assembly of the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. October 8th – 12th, 1983. Geneva, Swiss.
1st Bolivarian Congress of Hispanic Culture. June 23rd, 1983. Caracas, Venezuela.
21st Convention of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (IFWL). Participating Delegate. Subject: “Abortion in Venezuela”. January 31st – February 6th, 1982.
Preparatory Training for the obtainment of the Commentator Certificate (Broadcasting Stations). Ministry of Transportation and Communications. December, 1981.
2nd Congress of Venezuelan Writers. May 21st – 24th, 1981. Caracas, Venezuela.
2nd United Nations World Conference on Women’s Rights. 1980. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Participating Delegate. Subject: “Nullity of an Article of the Venezuelan Code of Civil Procedures”.
International Discussions on Penal and Criminology Science, held at Andres Bello Catholic University. November 19th – 22nd, 1979. Caracas, Venezuela.
Dynamic Oratory Training. INTECO. June – July, 1979.
5th Venezuelan East Coast Seminar on Criminal Science. 1977. Lecherías, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela.
1st International Congress of Women Lawyers (FEVA). 1977. Caracas, Venezuela.
4th Congress of Lawyers of Andean Countries and 2nd Confederation Congress, held at the Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. April 26th – 30th, 1976. Caracas, Venezuela.
1st Contradictory Round Table, National Discussions on the proposed law “Ley Orgánica de Salvaguarda al Patrimonio Público”. Lawyer’s College of Falcon State. 1976.
3rd Venezuelan East Coast Seminar on Criminal Science. November, 1975. Lecherias, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela.
3rd Venezuelan East Coast Seminar on Criminal Science. Lawyer’s College of Anzoátegui State and Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. 1975. Venezuela.
1st Contradictory Conference on Penal Law held at the Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. May 5th – 9th, 1975. Caracas, Venezuela.
2nd Venezuelan East Coast Seminar on Criminal Science. Lawyer’s College of Anzoátegui State and Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. 1974. Venezuela.
1st Venezuelan East Coast Seminar on Criminal Science. Lawyer’s College of Anzoátegui State and Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. 1973. Venezuela.
1st Seminar on Penal Law, Venezuelan Society of Penal Law, under the auspices of the Venezuelan Society of Penal Law and Criminology. October 2nd – 10th, 1972. Caracas, Venezuela.
1st Discussions on Criminology. Department of Criminology Research, Law School, Carabobo University. July 25th – 29th, 1972. Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela.
Advanced Course on Penal Procedural Law. Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. May – June, 1972. Caracas, Venezuela.
1st National Discussions on Criminology. February 2nd – 12th, 1972. Caracas, Venezuela.
JURIDICAL WORK

Author of the “Tu Derecho Mujer” Juridical Section, Páginas Magazine. 15 years of labor.
Conference on the Amendment to the Civil Code, sponsored by the Lawyer’s College of Carabobo State. Venezuela.
Conference on the Social Scope of the Amendment to the Civil Code, held at the Rotary Club. Caracas.
Participant in the Round Table “Marriage: Institution in Force or in Crisis”. Psychiatry Congress. Porlamar, Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela.
Lectures on Forensic Medicine. First Aids Trainings. Venezuelan Red Cross. 1979 – 1993.
Lecture on the Amendment to the Civil Code, organized by the Teaching Department of the Eudoro Gonzalez Hospital. Carayaca, Vargas Department, Federal District, Venezuela.
Lectures on Women’s Equality, sponsored by the Government of Carabobo State. Venezuela.
Lecture on the Amendment to the Civil Code, sponsored by the Neumann Foundation. Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela.
Lectures on “Juridical Equality of Women and Children” for private companies.
Motion to vacate Article 287 of the Civil Procedural Code by reason of unconstitutionality. Filed before the Supreme Court and admitted on March 11th, 1980. Case broadly publicized.
Writings on legal matters, specifically in defense of Women and Children. Published in newspapers and magazines.
Dissertation: “Line-up in Penal Law”.
Permanent collaborator in juridical matters for “La Voz del Derecho” Magazine.
Author of the book “Tu Derecho Mujer”.
Lecturer at different cities of Venezuela for the defense of Women and Children.
Active participant in the group of women who fought for the amendment to the Civil Code to achieve a juridical equality between Men and Women. 1982.
T.V. Program “Ahora la Mujer”. Juridical subjects.
T.V. Program “Vivir Mejor”. Juridical questions and answers.
T.V. Program “Lo de Hoy”. Legal advise.
T.V. Program “Tu y la Ley”.
T.V. programs made in areas where people of limited financial resources reside, so as to provide them with legal advise.
DISTINCTIONS

The “Francisco de Miranda” Order. 1st Class.
The Meritorious Work Order. 1st Class.
The “Diego de Losada” Order. 1st Class.
The Civil Defense Medal. 1st Class.
The “Augusto Pinaud” Order of Honor to Merit, Venezuelan Red Cross. Caracas, Venezuela.
The “El Precursor” Order, Institute of Historical Studies of Miranda. Miranda State, Venezuela.
Medal of Honor awarded by the Institute of Hispanic Culture. Caracas, Venezuela.
The “David Concepcion” Order. 1st Class.
OTHER DISTINCTIONS

Sponsor of the 1988-1993 Law graduating class of Santa Maria University. Caracas, Venezuela.
Sponsor of the 1980-1983 Nurse graduating class of Francisco Antonio Risquez Nurse School. Venezuelan Red Cross. Caracas, Venezuela.
The “2 de Oro” Award conferred by Radio Caracas Television (a Venezuelan T.V. Station). Juridical Section of “Lo de Hoy”. 1986.
The “Musa de Oro” Award as 1985 Jurist of the Year. Caracas, Venezuela.
The “Orbita 1979” Trophy. Caracas, Venezuela.
PLAQUES

From the 1976-1979 Nurse graduating class of the Francisco Antonio Risquez Nurse School. Venezuelan Red Cross.
From the Medical Staff of the Carlos J. Bello Hospital, Venezuelan Red Cross.
From the Hygiene and First Aids Department of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
From the Department of Assistance of the Venezuelan Red Cross.
From the 1993 Law graduating class of Santa Maria University. Sponsor.

Dr. Miguel Angel Villarroel Sierraalta (CV)

EDUCATION

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Colegio La Salle, La Colina.
HIGH SCHOOL: Colegio La Salle, La Colina.
POST HIGH-SCHOOL: College du Leman. Geneva, Swiss. 1900 – 1991.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Law Degree. Law School, Andres Bello Catholic University. Caracas. 1991 – 1996.
GRADUATE EDUCATION:
Graduate Diploma in Penal Law. Pantheon-Assas University, Paris II. Paris. 1998 – 1999.
Graduate Degree in Teaching at University Level. Santa Maria University. 1997 – 2000.
Graduate Degree in Penal Law. Santa Maria University. 2000 – 2002.
LANGUAGES:
Spanish (mother tongue).
English (advanced).
Language and French Civilization course. Paris-Sorbonne University. Advanced Level. 1997 – 1998.
French (advanced).
POSITIONS HELD

President of the Venezuelan Business Club 2003 – Present
Director of the Fundation Jose Gregorio Peces Barbas 2014 – Present.
Professor of Penal Law, Santa Maria University.
Member of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee for the Amendment to the Penal Code of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 2001.
Member of the Penal Section in charge of the Creation of the Supreme Court’s Penal Code, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 2000.
Special Assistant of the field of Penal Procedural Law, Andres Bello Catholic University. 1996 – 1997; 1998 – 1999.
Attorney-at-Law (penal matters), Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. 1996 – 2014.
Second Vice-President of the Venezuelan Red Cross. 2012 – present.
Student Representative. School Council, Andres Bello Catholic University. 1995 – 1996.
Supernumerarii, Seventh Court of First Instance in Penal Matters, Metropolitan Circuit of Caracas. 1995.
Director of the Law School’s newspaper “Juris Leyendo”. Andres Bello Catholic University. 1993 – 1996.
Assistant to the Director of the Law School’s newspaper “Juris Leyendo”. Andres Bello Catholic University. 1992 – 1993.
Legal Assistant, Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. 1991 – 1996.
Lifeguard, Venezuelan Red Cross. 1990 – present.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS

II International Conference “Corrupcion y Terrorismo, Riesgos y Desafios del siglo XXI, November 22 – 23 2005, Miami Florida
Merrill Lynch, Global Investing Program March 30 -31 2005. Miami, Florida
Penal System: Basic Questions, 2nd Intensive Graduate Program. Law School, Buenos Aires University. April, 2002. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Basics of Penal Law, 2nd Intensive Graduate Program. Buenos Aires University. July, 2001. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
8th Graduate Program in Penal Law (Special Part). General Foundation, Salamanca University. January 8th – 25th, 2001. Salamanca, Spain.
2nd Program on Corruption, General Foundation, Salamanca University. January 8th – 25th, 2001.
Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School. June, 2000. Boston, Massachusetts.
Study Program of Cornell University’s Law School (USA), Paris I University – Pantheon-Sorbonne (France) and Compared International Law Summer Institute (Paris). June 30th – August, 1998.
NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS

Convencio de las Naciones Unidas contra la delincuencia organizada Trasnacional y sus Protocolos. Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de la Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela. 21 y 22 de Octubre de 2003.
Analisis de los Aspectos Penales relavos al temario del Concurso de Jueces. 07 de Junio de 2002. Centro de Estudios de Actualizacion Legal.
Introduction to the Legal System of the United States. Grupo Profesional.
1st Legislative Discussions on Ley sobre el Estatuto de la Funcion Publica, Ley de Registro Publico y del Notariado, Ley de Creacion, Estimulo, Promocion y Desarrollo del Sistema Microfinanciero, Ley de Demarcacion y Garantia del Habitat y Tierras de los Pueblos Indigenas. National Assembly. May 29th, 2002. Caracas, Venezuela.
Protection to Victims of Common Criminality. Supreme Court. March 22nd, 2002. Caracas, Venezuela.
5th Discussions on Penal Procedural Law, Second Amendment to the Código Organico Procesal Penal – COPP (Organic Penal Procedural Code). Andres Bello Catholic University. March 6th – 8th, 2002. Caracas, Venezuela.
Penal Procedural Systems, particularly in Andean Community Countries. September 25th – 27th, 2001. Caracas, Venezuela.
Expert in International Humanitarian Law Program. Henry Dunant Institute, Venezuelan Red Cross. Agreement between the Venezuelan Red Cross and the Court-Martial of the National Armed Forces. July 15th, 2001.
1st National Meeting on Civic Security. Institute of Advanced Law Studies. March 29th, 2001. Caracas, Venezuela.
4th Latin American Seminar for the Development of Experts on Money Counterfeit. September 13th – 17th, 1999. Caracas, Venezuela.
Amendment to the Penal Procedural System in Venezuela. Deanery of Graduate Studies and Department of Research and Development, Santa Maria University. November 22nd, 1996. Caracas.
Reform to the Penal Procedure, Initiative and Development Group, General Office of Student Services. Law School, Andres Bello Catholic University. April 24th, 1996.
4th Congress on Constitutional Law, Venezuelan Association of Constitutional Law, Presidential Committee for the Reform of the State (COPRE), Andres Bello Catholic University. November 15th – 17th, 1995. Caracas.
Conference: “Reflections on the Application of the Civil Code”. Andres Bello Catholic University. October, 1995. Caracas.
Seminar on Precautionary Measures. Romulo Gallegos University, Foundation of Studies on Administrative Law. October 16th, 1995. Caracas.
Seminar on Civic Participation. Presidential Committee for the Reform of the State (COPRE). October 5th – 6th, 1995. Caracas.
International Seminar: “The Defender of Human Rights and the Reform of the State”. Presidential Committee for the Reform of the State (COPRE), Konrad -Adenauer – Stiftung Organization, Interdisciplinary Office of Latin-American Development Studies. July 17th – 18th, 1995. Caracas.
International Seminar: “Government and Latin American Political Systems”. Presidential Committee for the Reform of the State (COPRE), Konrad – Adenauer – Stiftung Organization, Interdisciplinary Office of Latin American Development Studies. July 13th – 14th, 1995. Caracas.
1st International Conference on Administrative Law. Allan Brewer Carias Foundation of Studies on Administrative Law. November 7th – 10th, 1995. Caracas.
Series of Conferences on “Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization: technical, legal, ethical and religious perspectives”, Andres Bello Catholic University. April 13th – 14th, 1994. Caracas.
Forum: “Venezuela: Perspectives on Economic Development and its Relation with the Foreign Sector”, J.M. Duran Duran Foundation. March, 1994. Caracas.
GDP y Samuel J. Raven, member of the law firm Escritorio Juridico Moore & Raven. November 21st, 1993. Caracas.
Seminar on the Venezuelan Penal Procedure. Institute of Legal Science and Economics. March 19th – 20th, 1993. Caracas.
DISTINCTIONS

Proclame Miami Dade County, 6th Octuber 2006.
Gran Orden del Colegio de Abogados del Estado Miranda. Bar of the Miranda State. Los Teques Venezuela. 23 june 2006.
Distintion Cecilio Acosta. Gobernacion del Estado Miranada. 28 de julyde 2004
“CDistintion “Doctor Arminio Borjas en su Segunda Clase. “Federación of the Lawyer’s Bar of Venezuela, Junio 2001.
he Distinguished Services Meda, Executive Committee of the Federal District, Venezuelan Red Cross. March, 1997.
Diploma of Honor to Professional Merits, Board of Directors of the Lawyer’s Bar of the Federal District. June, 1997.
The “Augusto Pinaud” Medal. Venezuelan Red Cross. May, 2001.
“Doctor Arminio Borjas”. 2nd Class. Federation of Lawyer’s Colleges of Venezuela. June, 2001.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Venezuelan Business Club Active Member. 2003- Present
Bolivarianan Asocitions. Caracas 19 de abril 2005 – Present
Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. Member.
Institute of Lawyer’s Social Prevision (Veenzuelan Bar). Member.
Institute of Hispanic Culture. Member.
Venezuelan Red Cross. Member. 1990 – present.
Young Jurists Nonprofit Association. Member.
PUBLICATIONS

Anteproyecto Código Penal. Tribunal Supremo de Justicia. Caracas Venezuela 2004.
Anteproyecto Código Penal. Comentarios.Tribunal Supremo de Justicia. Delitos contra la propiedad intelectual y la propiedad industrial. Caracas Venezuela 2004.

Dr. Nohemi Muti (CV)

EDUCATION
PRIMARY SCHOOL: Colegio Nuestra Señora del Valle. Nueva Esparta State. 1960 – 1966.
HIGH SCHOOL: Liceo Francisco Antonio Risquez. Porlamar, Nueva Esparta State. 1966 – 1971.
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Law Program. 1st and 2nd year. Law School, Los Andes University. Merida, Merida State. 1972 – 1974.
Law Degree. 3rd, 4th and 5th year. Law School, Central University of Venezuela. 1975 – 1978.
POSITIONS HELD
Legal Assistant, Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. 1996 – present.
Vice-President, FENEGAS. Nueva Esparta State. 1999 – 2002.
Fifth Notary Public of Sucre Municipality, Miranda State. 1987 – 1996.
Attorney of the Municipal Administrator in closing proceedings of business establishments located in Sucre District, Miranda State.
Attorney of the Municipal Administrator in demolitions agreed by the Municipality of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1980 – 1987.
Member of the Auxiliary Juridical Reform Committee for the study of the Statute on Illegal Constructions. 1986 – 1987.
Member of the Committee in Charge of Developing the Municipal Information Center of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1986.
Attorney of the Municipal Administrator of the Juridical Reform Committee of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1985 – 1987.
Attorney of the Municipal Administrator of the Juridical Reform Committee of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1980 – 1983.
Member of the Auxiliary Tender Revising Committee of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1981 – 1983.
Attorney of the Municipal Administrator of the Tender Committee of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1981 – 1983.
Legal Counsel, Venezuelan Red Cross. 1980 – 1983.
Legal Advisory’s Associate Lawyer, Administration of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1979 – 1987.
Deputy Legal Counsel, Municipal Administration of the Municipal Council of Sucre District, Miranda State. 1979 – 1987.
Legal Assistant, Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. 1974 – 1977.

PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS
Registry Law Course. Administrative Law Studies Foundation. 1995.
Update and Extension course on Notary and Registry Law. Andres Bello Catolic University. 1994.
Update and Extension course on Notary Law. Andres Bello Catolic University. 1994.
Sessions for a Better Understanding of Such Cases as are Related to Action in Administrative Law. 1987.
Municipal Contentious System. 1986.
Sessions for Evaluating the 10 years of the Ley Organica de la Corte Suprema de Justicia. 1986.
Program on Ley de Procedimientos Administrativos. 1985.
1st Seminar on Compared Municipal System. 1985.

DISTINCTIONS
Distinguished Services, Venezuelan Red Cross.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. Member.
Institute of Lawyer’s Social Prevision (Venezuelan Bar). Member.
Institute of Hispanic Culture. Member.
Venezuelan Red Cross. Member.

Dr. Maria Carolina Ameliach (CV)

EDUCATION

PRIMARY SCHOOL: Colegio San Jose de Tarbes, La Florida. Caracas.
HIGH SCHOOL: Colegio San Jose de Tarbes, La Florida. Caracas. 1976.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Law Degree. Law School, Andres Bello Catholic University. Caracas. 1982.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: Graduate Degree in International Humanitarian Law. Santa Maria University. 1994
POSITIONS HELD

Legal Counsel in Constitutional matters at Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta. 2002 – present.
Legal Affairs Coordinator, Transportation and Land Traffic Autonomous Service. 2000 – present.
Chief of the Inspection Department, Venezuelan Social Security Institute. 1997 – 1999.
University Professor of Constitutional Law, Santa Maria University. 1993 – present.
Attorney-at-Law I, II, III, IV; Head; Chief Coordinator of Civil and Political Affairs; Director General (E). Civil and Political Department of the Government of the Federal District. 1984 – 1996.
Assistant III, Twelfth Penal Court of the Judicial Circuit of the Federal District, Miranda State. 1979 – 1980.

PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS

Analysis of the Modified Aspects of Public Functions. Legal Update Studies Center, General Law Studies Center. July, 2002.
1st National Integral Discussion on Education and Road Safety. Venezuelan Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Venezuelan Department of Health and Social Development, Ministry of Infrastructure. June, 2002.
Self-Esteem Workshop. Autonomous Transportation and Land Traffic Service. Venezuelan Department of Infrastructure. April, 2001.
Retail Solution-Pec 8850, Unysis de Venezuela. February, 2000.
Teaching at University Level. Santa Maria University. 1997.
Course: “Supervising Intelligent Organizations”. Techlink International. July, 1995.
4th Venezuelan Congress on Constitutional Law. Andres Bello Catholic University. November, 1995.
Municipal Seminar: “Programmatic Alternatives for Attending Minors in Especially Difficult Circumstances”. Council of Libertador Municipality. November, 1994.
Computing for Everyone Seminar. Santa Maria Institute, Professional Training Center. August, 1992.
Forum on the Municipalization of State Services. SINTRACOMUN. March, 1992.
Disciplinary Responsibility of Public Officials, Academy of Legal Practice. May, 1991.
Seminar: Ley Organica del Trabajo. Council of Libertador Municipality. May, 1991.
Workshop on the Application of the Ley Organica del Trabajo. Government of the Federal District. July, 1991.
Workshop on Ethics and Policies of Management of the State and Local Government. Strategies and Ruling Style. Simon Bolivar University. March, 1990.
Workshop on the Ley de Procuraduria General de la Republica. Government of the Federal District. September, 1989.
Technical Brief Writing, Government of the Federal District. September, 1989.
Workshop on the Ley de Procedimientos Administrativos. Government of the Federal District. September, 1989.
Workshop on the Ley de Carrera Administrativa. Government of the Federal District. September, 1989.
Workshop on the Salvaguarda al Patrimonio Publico. Government of the Federal District. November, 1989.
2nd Seminar on the Ley Organica de Salvaguarda al Patrimonio Publico. Central University of Venezuela. March, 1983.
1st Venezuelan-Colombian Discussions on Public Law. Central University of Venezuela. October, 1983.
1st International Congress and 3rd Congress of the Venezuelan Federation of Women Lawyers. 1978.
PUBLICATIONS

Written work: “General and Special Constitutional Law. Update through the March 24th, 1999 Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Subjects: State Organization, Nationality and Citizenship” (Talleres de Publicaciones, Santa Maria University, 1999).

DISTINCTIONS

The Metropolitan Police Cross. 1993.
Honor to Merit. Government of the Federal District. 1992.
The Meritorious Work Order. 3rd Class. 1991.
Distinguished Services. Venezuelan Red Cross. 1980.

OTHER RECOGNITIONS

Venezuelan Department of Education, Culture and Sports. June, 2002.
Venezuelan Department of Education, Culture and Sports. May, 2002.
Appointment as Counsel Professor. Law Deanery, Santa Maria University. October, 2000.
Law Deanery, Santa Maria University. June, 2000.
Cancer Association, National Committee for Smoking Habit Control. June, 1990.
FUNDARTE. August, 1985.
Venezuelan Red Cross. June, 1985.
Congress of the Republic of Venezuela. May, 1985.
Office of Services for Popular Action. September, 1985.
Director General of Personnel. Government of the Federal District. February, 1984.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Lawyer’s College of the Federal District. Member.
Institute of Lawyer’s Social Prevision (Venezuelan Bar). Member.
Venezuelan Red Cross. Associate Member.

Dra. Nohemi Muti

She was born in Porlamar, Nueva Esparta State, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. She is a graduate of Law of the Central University of Venezuela.

Mrs. Muti is a member of different Venezuelan juridical organizations and Attorney-at-Law specialized in Registry and Administrative Law at Escritorio Juridico Villarroel Sierraalta,.