Rosa Ana Alija Fernandez

Visiting Scholar (autumn 2018)

University of Geneva
Faculty of Law
Département de droit pénal
Office 3029
Bd du Pont d'Arve 40
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Tel: +41 22 37 98 465

Rosa Ana Alija Fernández is a Reader (Profesora agregada) in Public International Law at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, and Public International Law and International Relations of the University of Barcelona. She is the deputy coordinator of the Master Degree in Advanced Legal Studies and the coordinator of the Legal clinic on the fight against impunity within the program Dret al Dret ("Right to Right"). She has a Master Degree in International Studies (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) and a Ph.D. in Public International Law (University of Barcelona). She has notably published La persecución como crimen contra la humanidad (Barcelona, Universidad de Barcelona, 2011) and, with Jordi Bonet Pérez, Impunidad, derechos humanos y justicia transicional (Bilbao, Universidad de Deusto, 2009). She has been principal investigator (PI) of the research projects Las fronteras de la memoria. Los derechos humanos como marco delimitador de la construcción de la memoria en Colombia (2016-2017) and Atrocities with positive balance? In search of foundations to deal with the involvement of private companies in human rights violations within State reparations programs (2017-2018), funded by the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP).

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Observatory on the Enforced Disappearances of Children (University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), of the Multidisciplinary Research Network Ibero-American Perspectives on Justice (Ibero-American Institute of The Hague), and of the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group of the University of Greenwich (United Kingdom).

As an associate researcher in this project, during the autumn semester 2018, she works on the guarantees of non-repetition of mass crimes in International Human Rights Law, focusing on their legal nature and autonomous effects beyond State obligations to investigate, prosecute and repair.