Faculty of Law, UWI St. Augustine

Veroncia Aragon

Veronica B. Y. Aragon serves as Regional Advisor for the Caribbean. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. At the Faculty of Law, Veronica conducts the International Human Rights Clinic, engaging students with Civil Society in international human rights litigation and advocacy. Current thematic areas include disability rights, human rights in the migration context, and will soon expand to child rights and citizen security.

Previously, Veronica served as the Deputy Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the Loyola Law School, focusing on extrajudicial executions, gender-based discrimination, and the human rights of refugees in Jamaica, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the U.S. before a broad range of international bodies including the HR Council, HR Committee, the CEDAW Committee, the ESCR Committee, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Prior still, Veronica worked at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), litigating and advocating before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, against the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Colombia. Fluent in Spanish and Russian, Veronica holds a J.D. (Order of the Coif, cum laude), 2011 from Loyola Law School and a B.A., 2003 from New York University (cum laude).