Manuela Carmena Castrillo

Mayor of Madrid, Spain

Manuela Carmena Castrillo has been Mayor of Madrid since 2015. She is a former lawyer and emeritus judge of the Spanish Supreme Court. She has represented Spain in The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations. She also carried out international legal cooperation work in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An innovative and social entrepreneur, she has maintained teaching activities to rethink and humanize justice.