Mónica Arango Olaya

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Mónica Arango Olaya is reading for a DPhil in Law at the Faculty of Law at Oxford University. Her research focuses on sexual harassment in the workplace and the #MeToo movement. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Los Andes University in Colombia, and an LL.M. from Harvard University. She was a Graduate Research Resident at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights for the year 2020. Before coming to Oxford she was Deputy Justice at the Colombian Constitutional Court and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Mónica has taught public interest law procedure at the LOs Andes University Faculty of Law in Colombia as well as access to justice for women at FLACSO Argentina. Her main areas of focus are reproductive rights, international human rights law, and constitutional law.

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Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

In this episode, we speak with Dr Isabel Cristina Jaramillo from Los Andes University in Colombia about “Gender in Transition: Studies about the Role of the Law in the Distribution of Resources for Implementing the Transition in ...
The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

During the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan Law was one of the five representatives who took part in the dialogue with the Government debating political reform. Upholding non-violent civic actions, Nathan, Joshua Wong and other ...
The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

Guzmán Albarracín and Others vs Ecuador, adopted by the Inter American Court of Human Rights in June 2020, is historic. This is the first case in the Inter American Human Rights System that addresses sexual violence against a teenager ...
Defending Human Rights During a Global Pandemic: Lessons from UNAIDS (with Luisa Cabal)

Defending Human Rights During a Global Pandemic: Lessons from UNAIDS (with Luisa Cabal)

In this episode, we discuss the intersection between the responses to public health crisis and human rights with Luisa Cabal, Acting Director of the Community Support, Social Justice, and Inclusion at UNAIDS. UNAIDS recently published ...
The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

Early this March, the Colombian Constitutional Court, in a divided opinion (6-3), rejected on grounds of admissibility, a challenge to the Penal Code section that criminalizes abortion (subject to three exceptions). The petition ...
Blood, Taxes, and Equality

Blood, Taxes, and Equality

The Colombian Constitutional Court has recently delivered two groundbreaking decisions. One struck down taxes on tampons and sanitary pads, while the other ordered the city of Bogota to create a public policy on menstrual hygiene for ...