Clara Sandoval

Clara Sandoval

Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Essex, and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  /  Reparations  /  Transitional Justice  /  Regional Human Rights Mechanisms  /  Inter-American Human Rights System  /  Guarantees of Non-Repetition  /  Non-State Actors and Transitional Justice

Clara Sandoval is Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Essex, and the founding and current Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network.

Her expertise is in transitional justice, the Inter-American System of Human Rights, legal theory, business and human rights, reparations, guarantees of non-repetition and implementation of human rights orders and recommendations.

Dr Sandoval qualified as a lawyer in Colombia, has an MA and PhD from the University of Essex and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is the former Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, a member of the Essex Human Rights Centre and a founding and advisory board member of the Essex Human Rights Clinic, where she has led various projects. She is also a member of the Human Rights International Council of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the Law Society of England and Wales’ Human Rights Committee.

Dr Sandoval is currently part of the team working on the collaborative Human Rights Law Implementation Project. She leads the work on the Americas region, which focuses on Colombia, Guatemala and Canada as case studies.

Dr Sandoval has been a consultant on reparations, transitional justice and transformative justice for the International Criminal Court (ICC), UN Women, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).

She also advised the Colombian Ministry of Justice during the peace process in Colombia on diverse issues such as justice and reparations, including the role of third-party actors during the transition. She engages in human rights litigation with organizations such as REDRESS and has brought cases concerning impunity, reparations and transitional justice before the Inter-American System on their behalf.

Taught Courses

Kosovo, Mejë/Meja. A ‘Field of Tears’ cemetery and memorial site represents the event during which, the biggest number of persons disappeared in Kosovo. Master in transitional justice - Course

Human Rights and Transitional Justice: Theory and Practice

This course draws out the links between the field of transitional justice and human rights. It provides students with a thorough background on legal obligations and theories in the field of human rights

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Publications

Cover of the book The Gender of Reparations

Repairing Family Members: Gross Human Rights Violations and Communities of Harm

August 2009

Clara Sandoval, Catalina Díaz, Ruth Rubio-Marin

Ruth Rubio-Marin, The Gender of Reparations, Cambridge University Press, pp. 215-290

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Cover of the book Linking Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability

Linking Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability

January 2014

Clara Sandoval, Leonardo Filippini, Roberto Vidal

Sabine Michalowski, Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice, Routledge, pp. 9-26.

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Cover of Guidance Note of the Secretary-General – Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence

Guidance Note of the Secretary-General – Reparations for Conflict Related Sexual Violence

June 2014

Clara Sandoval

OHCHR

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Cover of the book Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

January 2014

Clara Sandoval

OHCHR, 66 pages

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