Juan José Guzmán

Amazonia Project Associate

In 2018, Juan José Guzmán graduated from the University of Chile with a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology. After completing his bachelor’s studies, he joined the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC). His master’s thesis was about the interaction between indigenous rights and the rights of nature in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and it won the Global Campus of Human Rights Award. His professional background is mainly related to human rights advocacy, awareness-raising and socially relevant research in NGOs and international organisations, both in Latin America and Europe. Before joining No Peace Without Justice, he worked in the migration area of Amnesty International Chile and as a teaching assistant at the University of Chile.
Additionally, he worked in Casa Memoria José Domingo Cañas, a memoir site that collects data and reports on police abuses. His work consisted of gathering and processing data for the creation of a manual for the assessment and prevention of torture and other cruel, inhumane and degrading treatments in state-owned detention centres (project mandated and supervised by the OHCHR). Alongside this, he has volunteered in different organisations such as Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (DOCIP), The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN), among others. His interests and areas of expertise include human rights law, legal anthropology, migration issues, indigenous rights, post-colonial studies and qualitative research methodologies. 

Email: juzman@npwj.org
Phone number: +32 2 781 08 23