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Verónica Cadavid González

Programs: International Justice, Advocacy

Verónica Cadavid González(she/hers) is a Colombian human rights practitioner and advocate. Verónica's work concentrates on International Law, Advocacy, Civic Space, and Legal Empowerment.  Particularly in economic, social, cultural rights, and human rights-based approaches to rurality, economic inequality, poverty, and gender. Veronica has worked in nonprofit, academic, governmental, and private sector roles, including the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

Veronica holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) and a Master in Human Rights from the University of Minnesota.


  • Cadavid-Gonzalez, V & Allsopp, J. “Sewing Migrant Journeys in a Bullet-proof vest: The Museum as a Site of Memory and Mutual Learning in Medellín, Colombia.” In North & Chase (Editor) Migration and Development. Critical Perspectives in a Moving World, Bloomsbury.
  • Nuernberger, K, Henry M, Seidel, T, Jones, J, Lyons, A, and Cadavid-González, V (2021). “On Water, Equity, and Justice.” Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, no. 19..
  • Garcia Jaramillo, S. C., Garcia Cano, D. M., & Cadavid Gonzalez, V. (2019). "Words on Returning: Narratives on Displacement and Returning in Indigenous Communities in Colombia." Museum International, 71(3-4), 130-141.
  • Sánchez-Escobar, C., & Cadavid González, V. (2021). “La movilidad como elemento común para la construcción de territorio. El desplazamiento forzado y la migración en Colombia” [Mobility as a Common Element for Territory Building: The Case of Forced Displaced People and Migrants in Colombia]. Peláez Grisales, H (Ed), Sujetos de especial protección. 76-101. Medellín, Colombia.
  • Molina-Saldarriaga, C. A., Restrepo-Velásquez, D., Cadavid-González, V., & Orozco-Castañeda, S. (2020). “Tribunales simulados como estrategia para la enseñanza clínica del derecho: experiencia del Grupo de Litigio Estratégico de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.” [Moot Courts Competitions as Strategy of Legal Education. The Experience of Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Legal Clinic]. P. A. Cataño-Gómez (Ed.), Enseñanza clínica del derecho. Algunas experiencias universitarias en el Valle de Aburrá , 63-103. Medellín, Colombia: Sello Editorial Universidad de Medellín.
  • Sánchez-Escobar, C., & Cadavid González, V. (2019). “Generar una cultura migratoria: el reto de la Clínica Jurídica de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana” [Implementing a migratory culture. the challenge of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Legal Clinic] Revista Indisciplinas, 5(10), 49-67.