Prof. Clara Sandoval-Villalba


Clara is a qualified lawyer and Professor of International Law at Essex University, originally from Colombia. She was Acting Director of the Human Rights Centre (January to December 2017), Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network and former Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law. She teaches and researches on areas related to the Inter-American System of Human Rights, Legal Theory, Reparations, Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice. Most of Clara's recent scholarship has been focused on reparations for gross human rights violations by the State and transnational corporations. Clara has worked as a consultant for the International Criminal Court on reparations, providing advice in the Lubanga case. More recently she was part of the team of experts appointed by the ICC to provide advice in the Bemba case. Besides her academic commitments, Clara also engages in human rights litigation, training and capacity building and has been a consultant for the UN OHCHR for which she wrote the Special Issue on Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the UN Guidance Note of the Secretary-General on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. More recently, Clara has worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Justice in Colombia providing advice on transitional justice issues during the peace negotiations with the FARC.

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