Carles Fernandez-Torné
Scholar in Residence

Carles Fernandez Torne holds a PhD in International Relations from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he researched the accountability relationships that truth commissions generate. He also holds a DEA in Peace and International Security from the Instituto Universitario General Gutierrez Mellado, National University of Distance Education, and a MA in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies.

As a Scholar in Residence at CHRGJ Carles is researching the role of civil society in advancing the reform of education about a recent past in countries emerging from armed conflict or authoritarian rule. Prior to his appointment, Carles collaborated in a study on the contribution of transitional justice to the prevention of atrocity crimes, with Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Professor Pablo de Greiff, and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention.

From 2008 to 2012, Carles worked as a human rights officer in Nepal, first with the INGO Peace Brigades International and later on with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Since leaving Nepal, Carles has lived in Bangkok, Seoul, and currently in New York. Prior to his involvement in human rights, Carles worked as a lawyer in Barcelona for seven years. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice, at the European Consortium for Political Research.

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