Justina Pinkeviciute

Justina Pinkeviciute


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    Research Interests

    Social and economic rights; socio-economic justice; armed conflict-affected societies; transitional justice; Colombia; Eastern Europe and Central Asia; three-dimensional power theory; extractive industries; participation; peacebuilding;


    Justina Pinkeviciute is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. Her research project examines the impact of business participation in peacebuilding and reconstruction efforts on social and economic rights in Colombia and Ukraine. Her research delves into power dynamics between the state, private sector, and civil society, providing insights into transitional justice processes, post-conflict recovery and development. Justina earned her PhD from Coventry University for her thesis, which explored how power affects the participation of victims in collective reparation and territorially focused development programs in Colombia.

    Before joining academia, Justina worked in human rights advocacy and campaigning. She gained valuable experience working with civil society groups in post-Soviet Eurasia countries and Colombia, refining her competencies in navigating challenges in transitional societies.

    Justina has also been active in the field of non-formal education with young people. She has designed and implemented non-formal educational programs, training courses, and educational materials for young people on topics such as human rights, sustainability, and sexual and reproductive health.

    Justina work in Lithuanian, English, Spanish and Russian languages. She is currently learning the Ukrainian language.


    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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, Between transformation and domination: a study of peasant participation in transitional justice programmes in Colombia, Coventry University

    Award Date: 14 Apr 2022

    Theory and Practice of Human Rights, MA, The Underlying Determinants of Health: Elements of Discrimination of Roma in Bulgaria, University of Essex

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

    Social Work, Degree, Youth sexual and reproductive health education and impact assessment, Vilnius University

    Award Date: 27 Jun 2006


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