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Faculty of Law and Political Sciences


Research group


International Studies: Law, Economics, Politics and International Relationships

Academic Unit: Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

Colombian Ministry of Science








Social sciences



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Strategic Focus

The International Studies research group is projected as a space for reflection and research on international and global issues. Its goal is to contribute to the study of the international reality, and that of Colombia and to optimize its interaction with other members of the International Society, as well as to generate knowledge and contribute to the studies that are carried out in the areas that comprise the International Studies from and for the Global South.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Asia, Pacific and China
  • International Economic Law
  • International Environmental and Climate Change Law
  • International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law
  • Global Governance: Order, government, and participation at the international level

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Carolina María Vásquez Arango, PhD

PhD in Law, Universidad de Barcelona

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
  • Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  • International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)
  • The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  • Colombian Network of International Relations (REDINTERCOL)

Notable Projects

  • Project “Making kin with other worlds. Relationality as methodology to build pluriversal International Relations,” postdoctoral project of Amaya Querejazu Escobari at the University of Aberystwyth, UK
  • Agreement with UNHCR for strategic litigation, incidence, training, research and legal assistance to migrants
  • Collaboration with the CAPAZ (Colombo-German for peace Institute) for the dissemination of knowledge related to the context of human mobility in the Urabá region of Antioquia
  • “Doing IR differently,” a collective of academics from different universities around the world that carries out meetings and publications with an alternative vision for international relations in contrast to a hegemonic one.

Main Research Results

  • The Intellectual Property in the Adpic Plus Agreements signed by Colombia: A vision from the Economic Theory of Property Rights. DOI: 10.21615/4274
  • About the subject-victim: Configurations of limited citizenship. DOI: 10.22395/OJUM.V15N29A3
  • Global Constitutionalism: An Opportunity for a More Unitary and Coherent International Law? Winning Essay of the Fourth Essay Contest of the Colombian Academy of International Law 2018. DOI: 10.18601/01229893.n45.04
  • Understanding and Questioning Global Governance. DOI: 10.7440/colombiaint102.2020.04
  • Location of International Norms of Economic Content in the Colombian Legal System. DOI: 10.17533/udea.esde.v73n161a11

Research Portafolio

  • Analysis and research on topics related to the different lines of research of the group
  • Diploma courses, training, academic events, and short virtual and face-to-face courses on topics related to the lines of research of the group
  • Technical advice, implementation and evaluation of projects related to mixed migration and refugee protection
  • Advice on the design, elaboration and evaluation of public policies on issues related to the different group lines of research
  • Advice to governments, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders on issues related to the group's lines of research
  • Consultancies to public and private entities on issues related to the lines of research.
  • Timely and qualified legal advice to the migrant population in the city of Medellin, through the International Protection Program of the Legal Office of the School of Law and Political Sciences.

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