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.

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