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Dr Nelson Camilo Sanchez

Co-Director, Livelihoods, Land and Rights


Nelson Camilo Sanchez is an assistant professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law, a research associate at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia, in Colombia, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. His research focuses on justice in post conflict scenarios; land governance and peacebuilding; and the role of international human rights law in the Colombian transitional justice process. On the GCRF Hub, Camilo is pursuing a project analyzing the role of transitional land-related policies in Colombia in the changes and continuities in the way in which rural communities use, protect, and transact their land rights.

Areas of interest

Land governance; transitional justice; peacebuilding