Angélica Cocomá Ricaurte
Other affiliationsSt Antony's College
I am a feminist lawyer and philosophy graduate from Bogotá, Colombia. I completed my LLB, as well as a Bachelor in Philosophy from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. I then pursued an LLM in Legal Theory (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, supported by the LSE Graduate Support Scheme and Colfuturo. My DPhil research (funded by the generous support of the Oxford Law Faculty and Colombia's Ministry of Science) analyses women's autonomy during hospital births using elements from international human rights law and medical law. I am supervised by Professors Imogene Goold and Barbara Havlekova.
After finishing my master’s degree, I spent more than three years working at Women’s Link Worldwide where I represented victims of human rights violations. I co-litigated the first case on reproductive violence, a case regarding forced abortion and contraception within the FARC ranks upon the Special Jurisdiction of Peace in Colombia (JEP). I also co-drafted the most recent lawsuit to decriminalize abortion in Colombia as part of the "Causa Justa Movement" upon the Constitutional Court. Finally, I represented migrant women fleeing Venezuela due to the humanitarian crisis, which faced barriers accessing abortion upon the Inter-American System of Human Rights.