Cristián Correa

Senior Expert, Programs

Cristián Correa is an expert in the definition and implementation of reparations programs for mass human rights violations. He provides advice and technical assistance to victims’ organizations, civil society groups, and governments in Peru, Colombia, Timor-Leste, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and other countries.

Correa was legal advisor for a commission of the Presidency of Chile responsible for identifying the disappeared and defining a human rights policy. Previously he was the legal secretary of the Commission of Political Imprisonment and Torture of Chile (known as the Valech Commission), and then worked for the government to implement reparations recommended by the commission.

His publications include Making concrete a message of inclusion: Reparations for victims of massive crimes, in Letschert, Rianne et al. Victimological Approaches to International Crimes (Tilburg University, 2011), as well as articles on comparative experiences on reparations programs, the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in regards to reparations, and the evolution of jurisprudence in Chile regarding the amnesty law.

Correa is a lawyer from the Pontificate Catholic University of Santiago (1993) and holds a M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (1992).

Selected Publications