Paola Molano
Transitional Justice Scholar

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 research 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 peoples’ rights, protection of victims of sexual violence during the armed conflict, among other constitutional topics.

Most recently, Paola worked for the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (Presidency of the Republic) as a government adviser in relation to the peace talks and the final peace agreement with the FARC. She worked first on gender mainstreaming as part of the Government delegation at the Gender Subcommittee at the peace talks table. Subsequently, she served 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.


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