Gabriel Pereira is a professor of Human Rights and Law and Society at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Tucuman and a researcher at CONICET in Argentina. He is also affiliated to the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in Politics (2014) and his postdoctoral studies (2015-16) in the Sociology Department in the University of Oxford. He holds an MSc in Democracy and Democratization from University College London. He also holds a law degree from the National University of Tucuman in Argentina. He also is founder of the Human Rights Organization Andhes.
He uses an interdisciplinary approach to issues related to human rights, transitional justice and judicialization of politics in Latin America. His latest publications include “Transitional Justice and Corporate Accountability: Deploying Archimedes’ Lever”, Cambridge University Press with Professor Leigh A. Payne and Laura Bernal-Bermudez (2020).
Gabriel is part of the Advancing Human Rights Accountability (AHRA) project, led by Professor Leigh A. Payne, that aims to reduce impunity for human rights violations. Impunity is a crucial social and economic problem of central concern to civil society organisations around the world. Low levels of accountability for grave violations carried out during periods of repression and armed conflict have created a permissive environment that perpetuates abuses by state and non-state actors in post-authoritarian and post-conflict situations. Using new methodologies to devise innovative strategies to hold violent actors accountable guarantees victims’ right to truth, justice, reparations, and non-recurrence. Academics have not yet adequately tackled this major problem. The AHRA project proposes to do so.