Veronika Hoelker

Researcher and project coordinator


Veronika coordinates the Netherlands-funded projects related to Colombia’s Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Non-Recurrence. Her research work at ICTJ has focused on various topics related to international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Before joining the ICTJ, she worked as a research coordinator at the Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Colombia, where she carried out research on social perceptions of impunity and restorative justice and coordinated workshops on victims’ rights enshrined in the Colombian Peace Agreement. Veronika has also instructed courses on comparative experiences of truth commissions for the Colombian government's Victims’ Unit. Veronika holds a B.A. in English Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Studies and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg and an M.S. in International Relations of the Americas from University College London.