Amelia Alva is a PhD Candidate at the Human Rights Centre and the Department of Constitutional Law of Ghent University. She holds a Law Degree awarded by the National University of San Marcos (Peru) and a Master Degree in Latin-American Studies by the University of Salamanca (Spain). She has done a number of specialization courses on human rights and indigenous people’s rights.
She was the Coordinator of the Indigenous Cathedra ‘Jose María Arguedas’ at the Ibero-American Institute (University of Salamanca) from 2009 to 2011 and a member of the research team on the Project ‘Cultural and political rights of indigenous people and their impact on development’, funded by the International Catalan Institute for Peace and assigned to the International Studies and Documentation Center of Barcelona (Cidob). Before, she worked as a lawyer in the Congress of the Republic of Peru, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Her main interests concern indigenous peoples’ rights, extractivism of natural resources and indigenous movements. Her current research focuses on the implementation and the exercise of the prior consultation of indigenous peoples in the Andean Countries (Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru).
FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Amelia Alva Arevalo
POSITION PhD Research Fellow
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POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Constitutional Law & Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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