Carolina Lizárraga Houghton is the Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) since October 2022.
Ms. Houghton has been a member of the Board since October 2019 and is serving her first five-year term, which ends in October 2024.
She is an attorney-at-law with international experience in establishing anti-corruption policies and chairing multinational task forces.
Previously, she served as Chief of the National Anti-Corruption Organization, and Anti-Corruption Superior Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, as well as the second and sixth Anti-Corruption Chambers of the Court of Justice of Lima.
Ms. Houghton studied at the School of Humanities, specialising in psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She holds a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, a Master of Laws from Yale University, a master’s degree in legal argumentation from the University of Alicante, and a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of Salamanca.
She was a member of the parliament of Peru from 2020 to 2021 since she was elected as a Congresswoman.