Disability & Human Rights Fellows
Lucas Correa Montoya
Lucas is a human rights attorney from Colombia. He has worked in both the academic and public fields for more than seven years. He has been involved in the coordination of legal clinic programs in different universities all around Colombia. The main cases and issues undertook in these legal clinics were: human rights protection of the people with disabilities, the elderly, the LGBTI among other unprivileged and excluded population. In the public sector Mr. Correa-Montoya was the Under-Director-General Advisor on Disability and the Elderly of the Unit for the Victims. A Public and National Agency in charge of the coordination and development of the Public Policy on attending, assisting and redressing the human rights of those affected by the armed conflict in Colombia.
Lucas has been a lecturer in different universities and cities all around Colombia, especially in Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena where he has taught: Property Law, Logic and Rhetoric and Legal and Social Research. He has published many journal articles and press articles on Disability Law, Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Right to the City among others. He received his JD from Universidad de Medellín (Colombia) in 2007 and he has a M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) (2011).