Julieta Lemaitre

PRIO Global Fellow

Julieta Lemaitre
Julieta Lemaitre left PRIO in 2018. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Julieta Lemaitre is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

  • ​Law and social movements
  • Law and violence
  • Violence against women
  • Sexual and re​productive rights


Julieta Lemaitre is Associate Professor of Law at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. She is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes (1995), has an M.A. in gender and religious studies from NYU 1998 and a doctoral degree in law (SJD) from Harvard University (2007) with a concentration in law and society. Her research areas are law and social movements, law and violence, violence against women, and sexual and reproductive rights. She has collaborated with Kristin Sandvik at PRIO since 2009, and was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014. In the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015 she will also be Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at the Yale Law School.​​​​


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The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Julieta Lemaitre (2017) Finding the Roads to Justice? Examining Trajectories of Transition for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 6(1): 1–18.
Lemaitre, Julieta (2016) After the War: Displaced Women, Ordinary Ethics, and Grassroots Reconstruction in Colombia, Social & Legal Studies 25(5): 545–565.
Lemaitre, Julieta & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2015) Shifting Frames, Vanishing Resources, and Dangerous Political Opportunities: Legal Mobilization among Displaced Women in Colombia, Law & Society Review 49(1): 5–38.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Julieta Lemaitre (2013) Internally Displaced Women as Knowledge Producers and Users in Humanitarian Action: The View from Colombia, Disasters 37(1): 36–50.

Book Chapter

Lemaitre, Julieta & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2016) Structural Remedies and the One Million Pesos: On the Limits of Court-Ordered Social Change for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia, in Rubenstein, Kim; & Katharine G. Young, eds, The Public Law of Gender from the Local to the Global. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (99–122).
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Julieta Lemaitre (2015) From IDPs to Victims in Colombia: A Bottom-Up Reading of Law in Post-Conflict Transitions, in Saul, Matthew; & James A. Sweeney, eds, International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy. London and New York: Routledge (251–271).

Popular Article

Lemaitre, Julieta & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2015) From IDPs to Victims in Colombia: Transition from Humanitarian Crisis through Law Reform?, Reliefweb.
Lemaitre, Julieta & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2015) Beyond Sexual Violence: Gendered Political Insecurity as a Threat to Peace, IntLawGrrls.

Report - Other

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Julieta Lemaitre; & Juliana Vargas Gómez (2014) Organización comunitaria y derechos humanos. La movilización legal de las mujeres desplazadas en Colombia. [Community Organization and Human Rights. Legal Mobilization of Displaced Women in Colombia.]10. Colombia: Universidad de los Andes (Justica Global).
Guerrero, Patricia; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik; Eva Sol López; Juliana Vargas Gómez; Julieta Lemaitre; & Juan Pablo Mosquera (2014) Sueño de vida digna” La Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas: Estudio de caso en mejores prácticas de organización de base para el goce efectivo de derechos. [Dream about a Decent Life. The League of Displaced Women: A Case Study of Best Practices Organization based on the Full Enjoyment of Rights]7. Colombia: Universidad de los Andes (Justica Global).
Mosquera, Juan Pablo; Julieta Lemaitre; Juliana Vargas Gómez; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik; & Eva Sol López (2014) De desplazados a víctimas. Los cambios legales y la participación de la Mesa de Víctimas de Mocoa, Putumayo. [Displaced Victims. Legal Changes and Involvement of the Bureau of Victims of Mocoa, Putumayo.]8. Colombia: Universidad de los Andes (Justica Global).
Lemaitre, Julieta; Ana Manuela Ochoa Arias; Luz Estella Romero Villalba; Valentina González Villegas; Sandra Vargas Mahecha; & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2014) Defensoras de derechos humanos Tres estudios de casos de ONG y su respuesta al desplazamiento forzado [Human Rights Defenders, Three Studies of NGO's and Response to Forced Displacement]9. Colombia: Universidad de los Andes (Justica Global).