Rivana Ricarte graduated with a Law degree from the Federal University of Paraíba (2001). She also has a Master in Law with a concentration in Human Rights from the Federal University of Paraiba (2012) and a PhD in Law with a concentration on Human Rights from the University of São Paulo (2018). She graduated in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Washington College of Law at American University (2014). She is certified in several courses in the area of human rights, in particular that of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR) Costa Rica. She has been a Public Defender of the State of Acre since 2002 and is currently the holder of the 9th Criminal Defender's Office. She has been the Inter-American Public Defender acting before the Inter-American Court and Commission on Human Rights since 2016, and has acted as holder in the cases Poblete Vilche v. Chile, Rodriguez Revolrio et al. Guatemala and Cuya Lavy and others v. Peru. She has been Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Process at the Faculdade da Amazônia Ocidental, since 2012. She currently holds the presidency of the National Association of Defenders and Public Defenders (ANADEP).

Rivana Ricarte will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Launch of the Ibero-American Alliance for Access to Justice