Since December 2007 Carmen Márquez Carrasco has been the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the European Inter-university Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC), Venice (Italy). She is the first woman to have been elected for such position, which was previously held by Prof. Manfred Nowak. EIUC is a leading centre of education, training and research activities in European policy areas related to the promotion of human rights and democracy. Prof. Márquez was the Program Director of the EMA Program during the a.y. 2005-2006, where she is also frequent lecturer.
At EIUC, Carmen Márquez Carrasco has developed and spearheaded international initiatives to increase the visibility of democracy (The EIUC Photo competition visualising democracy) in and out the EU partner universities. In February 2007 Carmen Márquez Carrasco was co-director of the first international conference on the new human rights diplomacy. It was held at the Three Cultures Foundation (Seville, Spain). She is also a Professor of International Law and International Relations at the University of Seville. Professor Márquez Carrasco holds a Ph. D. in law from the University of Seville. She is the author of several publications dealing with human rights, peace and security, codification and development of international law and international criminal law.