Mario Andrés Torres Gómez is a PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Prior to this, Mario was also a lecturer of International Law and Constitutional Law at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Bogotá, Colombia) and Legal Counsel in the Prisons Group at the Faculty of Law of the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Mario has previously worked as a Legal Counsel in the Colombian Ministry of Justice and a researcher in human rights and criminology in the Centre for Socio-Juridical Studies (CIJUS) at the University of Los Andes. His interests lie in international human rights law, mass incarceration, and security. Mario holds a Master in International Law, a Bachelor in Law and a Minor in Literature, both from the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). Mario is member of the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context. Website: www.humanrightsincontext.be .