Veronika is a Researcher and Coordinator of Design, Monitoring and Evaluation at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) in Colombia. Previously, she coordinated a series of projects funded by the Netherlands to support Colombia's Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Recurrence, as well as civil society and victims' organizations documenting cases of grave violations committed during the country's internal armed conflict. Her research work at ICTJ has focused on issues related to comparative experiences of transitional justice, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, restorative sanctions, and peace negotiations with armed and criminal organizations. Prior to joining ICTJ, she worked as a research coordinator at the Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Colombia where she conducted research on the social perceptions of impunity and restorative justice and coordinated workshops on victims' rights enshrined in the Colombian Peace Agreement. She also worked for the international component of the Monitoring and Implementation Commission of the Peace Agreement.
Veronika holds a BA in English Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Studies and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and an M.Sc in International Relations of the Americas from University College London (UK).