Rafael A. Prieto Sanjuán is on leave from the Faculty of Juridical Sciences of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, where he is a Full Professor. He holds a MJur and a DPhil in International Law (Pantheón-Assas), an MPhil in Latin American Studies (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) and another one in Strategic Studies (Paris Nord). He is passionate about subjects related to armed conflicts and peace processes, and also about international humanitarian law and international criminal law, subscribing to the principle that there cannot be peace without justice.
Accordingly, he has been researching this topic for about twenty years (http://www.rafael-prieto.com/publicaciones) and teaching in Bogota or, as Visiting Professor, Researcher and Speaker, in different American and European academic institutions (Minas Gerais, Brasilia, Autónoma, Mex., US National Defense University, Harvard, Laval, Can., Complutense de Madrid, Caen, Sorbonne, Panthéon-Assas, Paris Ouest, Nanterre, San Remo, Ita., The Hague, Bristol…). Now, at the Latin Amercian Centre at the University of Oxford, he will undoubtedly be dealing with the justice issue as a necessary element in a peace process as well as with the limits and challenges presented by ongoing armed conflicts such as the Colombian one.