Juliana Maria Vengoechea Barrios

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Directora Refugee Law Clinic, Centro de Estudios de Derecho International Francisco Suárez

Juliana Maria Vengoecheo Barrios is Director of the Refugee Law Clinic at the School of Law at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota.  Most cases are Cubans who come through Venezuela. The legal clinic has eight years of practice representing Cuban asylum seekers, among others from diverse nationalities, before the Colombian refugee authority.  Her expertise as Country of Origin Information expert on Cuba and other countries in the Caribbean began with her work as a Michigan Law Program in Refugee and Asylum Law Fellow at the Caribbean Unit of UNHCR in Washington DC where she worked both on RSDs and resettlements with UNHCR as well as on a study mission of Cuban longstayers in the Bahamas.Internet Freedom.