María Claudia Rojas

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María Claudia Rojas Lasso (* in Cali , Valle del Cauca , Colombia ) is a Colombian lawyer and has chaired the Investigative Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee since May 11, 2017 . From January 2014 to March 2015, she served as the President of the State Council of Colombia as a judge at the country's highest administrative court. She is a specialist in bioethics and an expert in analysis and conflict resolution and graduated in international tax law .


María Claudia Rojas completed her law studies at the Universidad San Buenaventura (USB) in Cali in 1978 and specialized in conflict analysis and its resolution at the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada in 1996 , and in international tax law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Colombia in 2008 .

Rojas has 25 years of professional experience in the judiciary in her country. As a lawyer she gained extensive expertise as a litigator, was head of the legal department of the Instituto de Seguros Sociales (ISS) in Cali, head of the administration of the Corporación Autonoma Regional del Valle del Cauca and judicial director at Procomún . Rojas Lasso was the head of the administration of the Regional Autonomous Society of the Departemento Valle del Cauca and was an assessor in the State Council in Bogotá for seven years until 2001 before she became its president. Rojas taught constitutional law at the USB in Cali and declared herself a "great defender of the environment". Her professional endeavors are to restore the Colombian people's confidence in the country's judiciary. She is a fan of salsa music and salsódromo in Cali. Her father died when she was 13 years old. She is the mother of three sons.


Rojas wrote several books, including a. "Protection against judicial decisions in the case law of the constitutional court" (La tutela contra providencias judiciales en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional) , "Constitutional control in Colombia" (Control Constitucional en Colombia) and "Legal effects of transsexualism" (Implicaciones Jurídicas del Transexualismo ) .

Rojas won first prize in a national competition organized by the Asociación Nacional de Instituciones Financieras (ANIF) with the thesis “The Review of the Constitution in Colombia” (Del control constitucional en Colombia) .

On May 11, 2017, Rojas was elected as Chair of the Investigative Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee at the FIFA Congress in Manama ( Bahrain ) to succeed Cornel Borbély as Chief Investigator .

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Individual evidence

  1. FIFA Congress confirms new ethics committee . 11 May 2017
  2. Colombiana María Claudia Rojas presidirá Comité de Ética de la Fifa . 9 May 2017 (Spanish)
  3. Consejo de Estado - Sala Contenciosa Administrativa - Sección Primera ( Memento of the original dated May 11, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Accessed May 11, 2017 (Spanish) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ María Claudia Rojas es la nueva presidenta del Consejo de Estado . From January 21, 2014 (Spanish)
  5. Estamos casi por debajo del Congreso de credibilidad: María Claudia Rojas . Accessed May 11, 2017 (Spanish)
  6. Caleña María Claudia Rojas fue elegida como presidenta del Consejo de Estado . From January 21, 2014 (Spanish)
  7. FIFA Congress confirms new ethics committee . 11 May 2017