Catalina Vallejo Piedrahita


Lawyer, MA in Peace Studies, and PhD in Law

Catalina Vallejo is a lawyer from Colombia. She holds an MA in Peace Studies and a Ph.D. in Law. Her doctoral research focusses on climate change litigation against governments worldwide and developments in climate change jurisprudence. She is currently a Lecturer Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

She obtained her degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana, earned a degree in Administrative Law from Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín), and holds a MA in Peace studies from Universität Innsbruck. Has worked for the Colombian public sector in projects related to urban planning and human rights education. Has collaborated with the Chr. Michelsen Institute (Bergen, Norway) in various research projects with regional focus on Latin America, including studies on transitional justice, civilian-military relationships and climate change lawfare. She has been a lecturer of undergraduate courses on Administrative and Environmental Law at Los Andes University, Bogota.