Our guest researchers Published on 28.11.2022

Presentation of the guest researchers of the IFF: Seuxis Hernández

What is your research about?

My research focuses on the dynamics of the Colombian post-agreement, how the territories and their populations exercise human rights from the concept of "territorial peace" on a different basis, namely their own identity. The name of his theory is "New Enlightened Heterotopian Collectivism": human rights from a Latin American identity. The main objective is to analyse how the post-agreement and ethnic chapter of the last Colombian peace agreement creates a new catalogue of human rights with a new identity on the basis of these territorial visions.

What is your background?

Before my PhD in Law in 2022, I did a Master's degree in Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in Ibero-America at the University of Alcala de Henares. I also studied law and graduated from the Universidad Libre de Colombia, and I am a lawyer. I was a university professor at the public university of my country (Universidad del Atlántico - Colombia) and a scientific researcher at the Universidad Santo Tomás. I was also academic director in human rights at the OEI Organisation of Ibero-American States (international organisation) and author of the first diploma course on international humanitarian law and human rights for former combatants of the reintegrated FARC guerrillas. I have also worked as a lawyer for the defence of victims, indigenous and Afro-American populations at the society Poder ciudadano. More recently, I have published a novel, which I use as a playful tool to help people understand the technical expertise that arises in the field of human rights and Latin American identity. The novel is available in English, Spanish and German: Der geschuppte Leuchtturm von Tajamar, in Spanish El faro escamado del tajamar (2021).  At last, scholarly articles have been published in indexed journals on my PhD theory: Enlightened heterotopian neo-collectivism (2022) and in Spanish Neocolectivismo ilustrado heterotópico.