José Luis Vargas Valdez
Chief Justice, Federal Electoral Tribunal
He has a Law Degree from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), a master’s degree in Public Law from the Pompeu Fabra University, Spain. He has doctoral studies in this field with a specialty in Constitutional Law, at the same institution. His professional career has been closely related to electoral, constitutional and administrative law.
On November 4th of 2016, he was appointed Justice of the High Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary, where, in addition to his judicial work, he is responsible for promoting and strengthening the TEPJF’s international cooperation, the academic programs of the Electoral Judicial School and presides the Administration Commission. On November 4th of 2020, he was elected Chief Justice of the High Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal.
In the international field, he was Senior Consultant in electoral offenses and the resolution of legal disputes for the Organization of American States (OAS), and he has participated in various electoral observation missions. Also, as Electoral Justice, he founded the Global Network on Electoral Justice and is a member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Among the studies and opinions of which he has been a rapporteur is the “Principles for a human rights-compliant use of digital technologies in electoral processes”, adopted by the Venice Commission in December 2020.