Transitional Justice Scholar (email)
Paola Molano holds an LLB from Universidad Nacional de Colombia where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her cohort. Paola has worked on issues regarding women’s rights, LGBTI rights, and transitional justice, both at civil society organizations and for the Colombian government. She has participated in researches on women’s participation in state agencies, sexual and reproductive rights, and standards of protection of LGBTI population. Paola has also participated as amicus curiae before the Colombian Constitutional Court and other international courts, on issues regarding reproductive health issues, indigenous and Afro-Colombian people rights, protection of victims of sexual violence during the armed conflict, among other constitutional topics.
In the recent years Paola worked for the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (Presidency of the Republic) as a government adviser regarding the peace talks and the final peace agreement with FARC guerrilla. She worked first on gender mainstreaming, as part of the Government delegation at the Gender Subcommittee at the peace talks table, and after as advisor on transitional justice and constitutional law, mainly on the implementation of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and No Repetition. Paola has also worked as an adjunct professor at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá.