Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta
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Catalina Vallejo is studying the polycentric governance of climate change in the Amazon, as a member of the interdisciplinary research project “Causes and Consequences of the Legal Architecture of Climate Politics” (LEG-ARCH), with funding from the University of Bergen, a collaborative project between the Faculty of Law and the Department of Comparative Politics, Social Science Faculty, both UIB.
She is a lawyer from Colombia, holds an MA in Peace Studies, and a Ph.D. in Law. In her doctoral dissertation, she studied climate change litigation against governments of the world and the emerging climate jurisprudence. She is affiliated as a researcher to the Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana-UNAULA, in Medellin, Colombia, to the Peace and Conflict Unit of the University of Innsbruck, in Austria, and to the Centre for Law and Social Transformation, in Norway.
- 2012. Plurality of peace in legal action. Analyzing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia.
- “Suing the state for climate change: empirical assessment of court rulings in cases against governments” 2018. Los Andes University, Bogota. Supervisor: César Rodríguez-Garavito.
Plurality of Peaces in Legal Action: Analysing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia. Vienna-Berlin: Lit-Verlag. Serie: Masters of Peace (2012). UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, Innsbruck University.
- Gloppen, Siri, and Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta. 2020. “The Climate Crisis: Litigation and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.” In Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights, edited by Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa, and Lilian Chenwi, 387–410. Edward Elgar Publishing.
- "Colombia: transitional justice before transition". In: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability (2017). Edited by Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Cath Collins. Londres: Routledge.
- “Red-Green Lawfare? Climate Change Narratives in Courtrooms” C. Vallejo and S. Gloppen, In: J. Dugard, A.L St. Clar, and S. Gloppen (eds) Climate Talk: Rights, Poverty and Justice (2013). Durban: Juta Law.
- “Medio Ambiente y Acciones Populares en Colombia: un estudio empírico” (Collective litigation of environmental rights in Colombia: an empirical study) Ángela M. Páez, E. Lamprea and C. Vallejo. Vniversitas. Vol 66, No.134 (2017). http://revistas.javeriana.edu.co/index.php/vnijuri/article/view/18333
- “Country report Colombia. Climate Change Governance: Existing Legal Tools, Regional Best Practices and Challenges”. G. Rincón y C. Vallejo. 5 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law EJournal (Issue 6, 2015. p 183-193). http://www.iucnael.org/en/documents/1222-colombia
- “Conflicting Peaces: Engaging with Diversities in Friction” F. Benitez-Shaefer, S. Bryant, C. Vallejo, y N. Taylor. International Journal of Community Diversity. Vol. 12 (2013). http://www.centrepeaceconflictstudies.org/publications/browse/conflicting-peaces-engaging-with-diversities-in-friction/
- “Responsabilidad penal de las personas jurídicas” C. Vallejo, D. Castaño, UNAULA, Revista de la Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana (2005) 25, pp. 179-183.
Blog entries and other
- Vallejo Piedrahíta, Catalina, and Siri Gloppen. 2020. “The Quest for Butterfly Climate Judging.” OpenGlobalRights (OGR). 2020. https://www.openglobalrights.org/quest-for-butterfly-climate-judging/.
- “Striking a New Balance? Exploring Civil-Military Relations in Colombia in a Time of Hope”, J.A McNeish, G. Rojas, C. Vallejo. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:5) 37 p. http://www.cmi.no/publications/publication/?5557=striking-a-new-balance
- “Beyond recognition to one, ethical reassurance to many”. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). October 13, 2016. Blog entry. http://blogs.prio.org/2016/10/beyond-recognition-to-one-ethical-reassurance-to-many/
- “A Nobel for Colombian Peace Makers? Yes! (But to whom?)” Nobel peace prize’s speculations. Catalina Vallejo and Diego Marín. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). October 6, 2016. Blog entry. http://blogs.prio.org/2016/10/a-nobel-for-colombian-peace-makers-yes-but-to-whom/
- “Santos and Jiménez: Fraternal Enough?” Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Nobel peace prize’s speculations. October 9, 2015. https://blogs.prio.org/2015/10/santos-and-jimenez-fraternal-enough/
- “Uncertain steps for Colombia – Peace conversations with the Farc will begin in Oslo” Op Ed. Klassekampen. 13th Oct (2012). Camila Gianella, Catalina Vallejo.
- “Iron fist politics in Colombia: A panorama of destruction” (2012) Policy Brief. Bergen: C. Vallejo, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 1) 4 p.
- Postdoctoral researcher for the project “Causes and Consequences of the Legal Architecture of Climate Politics” (LEG-ARCH), with funding from the University of Bergen, a collaborative project between the Faculty of Law and the Department of Comparative Politics, Social Science Faculty, both UIB.
- Country-case researcher for the project "Riverine Rights: Exploring the Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on the Rights of Rivers in Colombia, New Zealand, and India", with funding from the Norwegian Research Council.