Clara Sandoval

Qualified Lawyer and Professor

School of Law

Essex University

Clara Sandoval is a qualified lawyer and Professor in the School of Law at Essex University. She was Acting Director of the Human Rights Centre (January to December 2017), Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network and former Director of the LLM in International Human Rights Law. She teaches and researches on areas related to the Inter-American System of Human Rights, Legal Theory, Reparations, Business and Human Rights and Transitional Justice.

Most of her recent scholarship has been focused on reparations for gross human rights violations by the State and by TNCs. She was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in 2005, providing the Court with analysis on the award of reparations for gross human rights violations by regional human rights courts, and has equally worked as a consultant for the ICC in the area of reparations (Lubanga). More recently, she was appointed as one of four experts by the ICC to advice the Court on various questions surrounding the award of reparations in the Bemba case (Situation in the Central African Republic).

Clara is currently working on a co-authored booked on Reparations for Victims of Armed Conflicts (Third volume of the Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War) written by Sandoval, C., Furuya, S., and Correa, C., to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.