Nationality: Mexico (Latin American and Caribbean States)
Term: 11 March 2021 - 10 March 2030
Assumed full-time duty: 1 May 2021
Elected from: List B on 23 December 2020
Assigned to: Pre-Trial Division
Current chamber: Trial Chamber II, Trial Chamber IV, Trial Chamber VIII, Pre-Trial Chamber I, Trial Chamber VI
Judge as of 11 March 2021, for a term of nine years.
Prior to joining the ICC, Judge Socorro Flores Liera has had a distinguished career in Mexico's Foreign Service, holding a number of senior posts, most recently (2017-2021) as the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations based in Geneva. Among other functions, she served as Vice-President of the Human Rights Council for the year 2020.
As a member of the Mexican delegation, Judge Flores Liera was closely involved in the process leading to the creation of the International Criminal Court since 1995, notably including the negotiations that led to the Rome Statute and to the adoption of the Elements of Crimes and Rules of Procedure and Evidence. She subsequently served as the first Head of the Court's Liaison Office at the United Nations in New York, coordinating contacts between the two organizations.
Judge Flores Liera served as advocate-counsellor of Mexico in proceedings brought before the International Court of Justice in the "Avena" case (Mexico v. United States). She has participated in the negotiation of several international instruments in the field of public international law, and she served as Chairperson of the Drafting Committee at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Judge Flores Liera studied law at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, specializing in public international law. She has published several works in the area of international criminal law, international cooperation and climate change, among others. She is a member of the Mexican Branch of the International Law Association.