Lina Malagón wearing a camel-coloured wool coat.

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Dr Lina Malagón BA Hons, PhD.

Lecturer in Global Justice Studies and Senior Research Fellow


  • Lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate level on global justice studies.
  • Senior Research Fellow in the Empowering-Youth-led collective healing project at the Global Humanities for Peace Institute.

Lina Malagón is a lawyer and PhD in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK. Her career has balanced academic scholarship with work as a researcher, litigant and developing advocacy in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries. Lina has developed interdisciplinary academic research and worked as a practitioner in the field of transitional justice, human rights, peacebuilding and the construction of public policy in Colombia and other Latin American countries.

In 2016, Lina was deputy director of the High Commissioner for the Rights of Victims, Peace and Reconciliation of the Mayor's Office of Bogotá, Colombia, and for five years, director of International Advocacy at the Colombian NGO, Colombian Commission of Jurists. Currently, Lina is the director of the research team Marine Justice and International Law at the Colombian organisation, the Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance, and a Research Fellow at the Global Humanities for Peace Institute at UWTSD.

I teach on Global Justice, Peacebuilding, Gender, Transitional Justice, Human and Labour Rights and Environmental Rights.

Global Justice, Peacebuilding, Gender, Transitional Justice, Human and Labour Rights, Environmental Rights, International Organisations and Development and Migration.

Lina Malagón has been a consultant to several international organisations, such as the International Labour Organisation, the International Trade Union Organisation and other civil society organisations worldwide. Her work has focused on labour rights and human rights.