Vanessa Suelt Cock, Colombia

Portrait of Vanessa Suelt Cock © University Javeriana - Bogotá/Colombia
  • Employment: Constitutional Law Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
  • Scholarship: North-South-Dialogue Scholarship – financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation; Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant (EZA)
  • Duration: 10/05–06/06; 06/17–07/17

Curriculum vitae

Vanessa Suelt Cock is currently a constitutional law professor at the Javeriana University of Bogotá. Her main research projects focus on Human Rights violations by the extractive corporations and Territorial Organization for the post conflict in Colombia. She was a legal adviser at the Mayor of Bogota, a legal attorney at the Education Ministry and a legal consultant of the United Nations Development Programme. She has done research about gender inequalities in Colombia. She has cooperated with the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz for human rights education and studying international responsibility of corporations for human rights violations.

Reflection

For my career, the research I could conduct with the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship – financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation and the Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant was very important and gave me the necessary tools for thinking about possible requirements for the peace agreement implementation in Colombia. It was nice to be able to work with people from different countries with whom I could share my experiences as a professor and what is going on in Colombia with our search for peace. It was enriching to receive other views on what we are facing as a society. I really enjoyed working at the Institute of International Law and International Relations at the University of Graz. Graz is a beautiful and peaceful city. The people of the Institute and the city were so friendly and hospitable. This made me feel at home and gave me a beautiful experience that I will always remember. I will publish two articles with some of my findings - one in Germany and the other one in an International Law Review. I consider this a very successful result of my Ernst-Mach Follow-up research stay in Austria.

Alumni Audio Lab

Vanessa Suelt Cock gives an insight into her work, the Colombian peace treaty of 2016 and in law and justice.

Alumni Audio Lab