Personal profile

Personal profile

Jinu joined the Department of Law and Criminology in 2022 as a Lecturer in Law (TF). Before joining Royal Holloway, Jinu worked in Colombia as a qualified lawyer at the Prosecution Office (Public Policy and Planning National Division), and at the Constitutional Court (Special Supervisory Chamber for the Protection of Displaced Populations).

More recently, during his doctoral studies, Jinu participated in research projects with the Special Jurisidiction for Peace (JEP) and the Laboratorio de Justicia y Política Criminal about the investigation of international crimes committed by the Guerrilla FARC in Colombia, and with the Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho about the work of the Forensic Commission in the identification of disappeared migrants in Mexico.

Research interests

Jinu’s research focuses on the right to justice in post-conflict situations, the prosecution of international crimes by domestic jurisdictions, and the role of judicial interactions in shaping international standards of justice. Despite following closely the peace process in Colombia, where he is from, Jinu’s research addresses the jurisprudence of international courts, European, Inter-American and African human rights bodies, as well as the judgments from domestic courts in multiple jurisdictions.

He is also interested in the application of quantitative methods in legal research, complexity theory, and the inclusion of research methods in academic legal training.

Educational background

PhD in Law (Durham University - UK)

MA Human Rights (UCL - UK)

PgCert in Public Policy and Development (Universidad de los Andes - Colombia)

Bachelor of Laws (Universidad de los Andes - Colombia)

Bachelor of Philosophy (Universidad de los Andes - Colombia)


Jinu is the module lead for International Criminal Law and teaches on a variety of modules on the LLB courses, including Criminal Law, Public Law, English Legal System, and Public International Law.

He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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