Research Leader for the Health & Law Unit
Senior researcher at CMI
Camila Gianella. MSc, PhD, is the Executive Director of CISEPA Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, a senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway and a Global Fellow at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation.
Dr. Gianella is a part of several projects tied to the Centre on Law & Social Transformation, hereby; Abortion Rights lawfare in Latin America, Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery, Political determinants of sexual and reproductive health: Criminalisation health impacts and game changers and Litigating the Right to Health, Elevating water rights to human rights: has it strenghtened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?, LawTransform: Effects of rights and law.
Camila has a PhD from the University of Bergen. In her dissertation she analyzed the process of implementation of a structural court decision from the Colombian Constitutional Court which asked for major reforms within the health system. Prior to her PhD from the University of Bergen, Camila worked as researcher and consultant for projects on maternal health, the right to health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, mental health and transitional justice. Camila has also been a counselor in HIV and Tuberculosis services, and also worked with asylum seekers.
Rethinking democracy & law
2019 - 2022
Truth Commissions and Sexual Violence: African and Latin American Experiences
2021 - 2024
Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America
2014 - 2017
Litigating the Right to Health
2008 - 2012
Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery
2013 - 2016