Jemima García-Godos

Professor - Vice Head of Department
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Phone +47 22855293
Mobile phone +47 48216138
Available hours Wednesdays 12-13
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address P.O. box 1096 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

  • Transitional justice, particularly victim reparations and truth-commissions
  • Transitions to peace and democracy
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • State-formation, state-building, institution-building
  • Historical (re)interpretation of armed conflicts and authoritarian rule
  • Citizenship, state-society relations, particularly in Latin America/Andes region
  • Extractive industries in developing countries



Born in Lima, Peru, 1966.
M.Phil. and Dr.Polit in Human Geography, University of Oslo.
Doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.
Researcher and Post-doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo

Positions held

Vice Head of Department, Department of Sociology and Human Geography

Head of Studies, Human Geography

Program Director - Bachelor Program in Development Studies (2012-Feb 2020)

Member - Committee for North-South Cooperation, UiO

Member - Council, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, UiO

Co-editor, Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography (2015-2020)

Member - Reference Group, NorLARNet Norwegian Latin America Research Network (2008-2017)

Member - Advisory Board, Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF)

Prize: “Human Rights Review Gary Herbert Award 2013” for best published article in Human Rights Review 2013: "Victims' Rights and Distributive Justice: In Search of Actors"


Research Collaboration

Christian Michelsens institutt, Bergen


Tags: Human Geography, Development studies, Latin America, Human Rights, Post-conflict societies


Leiry Cornejo Chavez, Juan-Pablo Pérez-León-Acevedo, Jemima García-Godos (2019) The Presidential Pardon of Fujimori: Political Struggles in Peru and the Subsidiary Role of the Inter-American Court of Human RightsInternational Journal of Transitional Justice, Volume 13, Issue 2, July 2019, Pages 328–348,

García-Godos, Jemima (2019) “Building trust through accountability: transitional justice in the search for peace”, in Cecilia M. Bailliet (ed.) Research Handbook on International Law and Peace, Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, pp 401–423,

García-Godos, Jemima & Wiig, Henrik (2018). Ideals and Realities of Restitution: The Colombian Land Restitution Program. Journal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 10, Issue 1, 1 February 2018, Pages 40–57,

García-Godos, Jemima (2018). Victims and victimhood in reparation programs: Lessons from Latin America. In Vincent Druidolle and Roddy Brett (eds.), The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies. Comparative and Analytical Perspectives. Routledge ISBN 978-3-319-70202-5. Chapter 2, pp 21-51.

García-Godos, Jemima (2018).Transitional Justice in Peru: Lessons for Colombia. In Fabio Andrés Días Pabon (ed.), Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia. Transitioning from Violence. Routledge ISBN 9781857438659. Chapter 13, pp 205-219.

García-Godos, Jemima (2016). Reparations, In Olivera Simic (ed.),  An Introduction to Transitional Justice.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138943216. Chapter 9.

García-Godos, Jemima (2016). Victims in focus . International Journal of Transitional Justice. Volume 10, Issue 2, July 2016, Pages 350–358,

Skaar, Elin; García-Godos, Jemima & Collins, Cath (ed.) (2016). Transitional Justice in Latin America. The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138853249.  328 s.

Garcia-Godos, J. (2015) It's about trust: Transitional justice and accountability in the search for peace. In Cecilia M. Bailliet and Kjetil M. Larsen, Promoting Peace Through International Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014 ISBN 9780198722731. Chapter 16, pp 321-343.

Garcia-Godos, J. and H. Wiig (2015) Mining, Development and Environmental Sustainability in Peru. In A. Hansen and U. Wethal (eds.) Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realitiesLondon: Routledge, Chapter 13. (Released Oct 2014)

Buchanan, C., García-Godos, J., O’Connell, M. and M. Widmer (2014) Evolution of Victims’ Rights and International Standards. In Cate Buchanan (ed.), Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery. Sydney: Surviving Gun Violence Project/Xlibris.  Chapter 2, pp. 31-53.

Ormachea, I., Caravedo, J., Moreno, G., Bedoya, C. with J. García-Godos (2014), Mineria, Conflicto Social y Dialogo. Lima: ProDialogo, Prevencion y Resolucion de Conflictos  (ISBN 978-612-4102-11-0) 346 s.

García-Godos , Jemima (2013) Victims’ Rights and Distributive Justice: In Search of Actors. Human Rights Review, September 2013, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp 241-255.

Sriram, Chandra Lekha; García-Godos, Jemima; Herman, Johanna & Martin-Ortega, Olga (ed.) (2013). Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground. Victims and ex-combatants. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-63759-6. 320 s.

García-Godos, Jemima (2010). Addressing Land Restitution in Transitional Justice. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 28(2), s 122- 142

García-Godos, Jemima & Lid, Knut Andreas O. (2010). Transitional Justice and Victims' Rights before the End of a Conflict: The Unusual Case of Colombia . Journal of Latin American Studies. ISSN 0022-216X. 42, s 487- 516 . doi: 10.1017/S0022216X10000891

García-Godos, Jemima (2008). Victim Reparations in the Peruvian Truth Commission and the Challenge of Historical Interpretation . International Journal of Transitional Justice. ISSN 1752-7716. 2(1), s 63- 82 . doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijm039

García-Godos, Jemima (2008). Victim reparations in transitional justice - what is at stake and why. Nordic Journal of Human Rights.  ISSN 1503-6480.  26(2), s 111- 130


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