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Félix Eduardo Torres Penagos

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Biography

Félix is a Ph.D. researcher at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham.

During his doctoral studies, Félix did pro bono work for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, contributing to the development of the Global Disaster Risk Management Law Index. As a research associate at the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab, he also worked on the 2019 'Measurement, Action, Freedom' Report on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7., by the Minderoo Foundation's Walk Free initiative.

Before joining the University of Nottingham, Félix worked for six years as a qualified lawyer at the Constitutional Court of Colombia. He was responsible for monitoring the following topics related to the protection of the rights of internally displaced persons by violence: humanitarian aid, housing, security measures, protection and restitution of land and income generation programs. He coordinated and drafted key judgments on these subjects.

Prior to serving at the Court, he worked in the capacity of consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Opción Legal in Bogotá, carrying out research on constitutional jurisprudence and international protection standards regarding internally displaced persons.

He holds an MRes (Law), a MA (Philosophy), a BA (Philosophy), and a LLB from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

Expertise Summary

His main areas of interest are international and human rights law - especially in matters of state responsibility, reparations and economic and social rights-, forced migration, transitional justice, constitutional law, and modern and contemporary political philosophy.

Research Summary

His research addresses the avenues opened by economic and social rights law to weigh competing socio-economic claims between victims and other vulnerable people not directly affected by violence in… read more

Recent Publications

  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. Revisiting the Chorzów Factory Standard of Reparation - Its Relevance in Contemporary International Law and Practice. Nordic Journal of International Law. 90(2), 190–227
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. Economic and Social Rights, Reparations and the Aftermath of Widespread Violence: The African Human Rights System and Beyond. Human Rights Law Review. 1-27
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. The State, the Assailant? Guaranteeing Economic and Social Rights After Widespread Violence Through the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. (In Press.)
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2019. Justicia Transicional en Perspectiva: Posibilidades, Retos y Nuevas Paradojas en Escenarios de (Post)Conflicto. In: ARBOUR, LOUISE, SHARP, DUSTIN, WALDORF, LARS and TORRES, FELIX E, eds., Justicia Transicional y Postconflicto. Siglo del Hombre Editores/Universidad de los Andes. 13-97

Current Research

His research addresses the avenues opened by economic and social rights law to weigh competing socio-economic claims between victims and other vulnerable people not directly affected by violence in (post)conflict situations.

Past Research

Félix's previous research dealt with the risks and opportunities that arise from the implementation of transitional justice policies in situations of forced displacement. As a result, he published an article in a peer-reviewed journal, as well as a contribution to a book.

  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. Revisiting the Chorzów Factory Standard of Reparation - Its Relevance in Contemporary International Law and Practice. Nordic Journal of International Law. 90(2), 190–227
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. Economic and Social Rights, Reparations and the Aftermath of Widespread Violence: The African Human Rights System and Beyond. Human Rights Law Review. 1-27
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2021. The State, the Assailant? Guaranteeing Economic and Social Rights After Widespread Violence Through the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. (In Press.)
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2019. Justicia Transicional en Perspectiva: Posibilidades, Retos y Nuevas Paradojas en Escenarios de (Post)Conflicto. In: ARBOUR, LOUISE, SHARP, DUSTIN, WALDORF, LARS and TORRES, FELIX E, eds., Justicia Transicional y Postconflicto. Siglo del Hombre Editores/Universidad de los Andes. 13-97
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2019. Forced Displacement at the Juncture of Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Risks. Revista de Estudios Sociales. 69, 28-40
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2017. Ego sum...Mortuus. Una aproximación a G.W.F. Hegel desde el pensamiento contemporáneo sobre la comunidad. Universidad de los Andes.
  • TORRES, FELIX E., 2015. Ley, violencia y comunidad: Una lectura del 'Espiritu del Cristianismo y su destino' de Hegel. In: JARAMILLO, ISABEL C., ed., Derecho y poder: Aportes al canon transnacional Universidad de los Andes. 231-254

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