Veronica Hinestroza
Senior Programme Lawyer

Veronica manages the IBAHRI’s work in Latin America where her thematic work has a particular focus on Human rights in the Administration of Justice. She is one of the organisers of this conference.

Mainstreaming a gender perspective, she designs and implements projects on torture prevention, the investigation of enforced disappearances and post-conflict justice. Veronica also serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the development of a Universal Protocol for Investigative Interviewing and Associated Safeguards, and as Chair for the Purposes and Principles of Investigation Research and Drafting Committee of la Esperanza Protocol.

For 14 years, before joining the IBAHRI, Veronica worked with inter-governmental organisations, NGOs and international cooperation agencies, on a range of human rights issues across different jurisdictions, including the Inter-American Human Rights System, the International Criminal Court and the Colombian justice and peace process. In parallel to this work, Veronica was a researcher and lecturer on transitional justice at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.

She has published works addressing comparative transitional processes, child soldiers, women’s empowerment in conflict settings, and the links between social development and Human Rights Law. Veronica holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, an MA in Development Studies, and a BA in Government and International Relations. Veronica speaks Spanish and Portuguese.