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Iván Orozco Abad

Iván Orozco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá). He is a specialist in constitutional law and legal theory, and has a PhD in political science from the University of Mainz.

As an academic, Orozco has worked at the following universities: the Andes, the National, Kassel, Augsburg and Notre Dame.

Orozco has written several books that have had a major influence on Colombian law and politics. These include “Fighters, Rebels and Terrorists”, “War and Law in Colombia”, “The Limits of the Humanitarian Conscience”, and “Transitional Justice in a Time of Obligatory Memory “.

In June 2013, the Colombian Office of the High Commissioner for Peace hired Orozco to serve as an expert adviser to the government delegation to the peace negotiations with the FARC taking place in Havana. He served in that role until December 2015, when a final agreement was reached on the issue of Victims (point 5 of the negotiation agenda).

Prior to his work on the process, Orozco also served in other public policy positions, including as head of the human rights office of Gustavo Bell when he was Vice President of Colombia, and as a member of the Historical Memory Group.

Working languages: Spanish, English, German