IFIT Staff / Associate

Mariana Casij Peña

Mariana Casij Peña is an Associate with the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) where she advises primarily in areas of transitional justice and victims rights, and manages IFIT’s Law and Peace Practice Group.

Prior to joining IFIT, Mariana worked as a consultant for the Presidential Advisor for Human Rights in Colombia and as a legal adviser for the Victims Unit during the negotiations between the Colombian Government and the FARC, as well as during the subsequent implementation phase. She also worked for the Victims Unit on national cases of collective reparations and as a consultant for the Transitional Justice Directorate of the Colombian Ministry of Justice.

Mariana also teached at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia in areas of memory, transitional justice, and human rights.

Mariana holds a BA in Law from the Universidad Javeriana and a Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.

Working languages: English and Spanish