Author profile: Laura Betancur-Restrepo and Maj Grasten

Laura Betancur-Restrepo is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Her research focuses on international legal theory, history of international law, and legal education. She is currently working on the strategic uses of international law in the Colombian peace negotiations. Her monograph, La tensión entre lo jurídico y lo político: Cuestionando la juridicidad de la mediación internacional, was published with Ediciones Uniandes in 2018. She holds a PhD in Law from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), a DEA in International Law and International Organizations from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a DSU (Diplômes Supérieurs d’Université) in Public International Law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.


Maj Grasten is Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Her research sits at the intersection of the fields of International Relations and International Law, with a particular focus on the geopolitics of legal knowledge production, and the history, theory and practice of international law. She has been a visiting fellow at Universidad de los Andes, Melbourne Law School, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently affiliated the research project “Civil Society in the Shadow of the State” (CISTAS).

Contesting Impunity in Colombia

Laura Betancur-Restrepo and Maj Grasten • Jan 1 2019 • Articles
Impunity has been key to determining the Colombian peace process. The question remains whose perception of impunity in the context of negotiated peace will prevail?

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