Isabelita Mercado

Country representing





  • Universidad del Rosario
  • 4.3
  • Magister candidate

Current organisation

Oficina del Alto Comisionado para la Paz

Current role

Legal Advisor

Skills and Expertise

Human rights
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Human Rights
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

I am a firm believer in the power of young people to create and inspire change, specially now. Colombia is facing a once in a lifetime opportunity to change its future and to grow through a scenario where the war is finally out of the way. We face enormous challenges, but I truly believe in the power of our generation. The strength we have in showing the world, ourselves and the older generations, that there has been enough hate and revenge. It is time for us to spread tolerance, respect and impulse reconciliation initiatives so peace can sink in.


I have been part of the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in 2014. This is the office behind the peace agreement signed with the Farc. Here, my work has allowed me to create positive changes in my country. As a part of the Transitional Justice Team, I have been able to be a part of the process of the early acts of accountability of the Farc, in Bojaya, La Chinita and Diputados del Valle. In each of these moments, the Farc have recognized that their actions caused an amount of pain that was unnecessary and shown their willingness to repare the victims in these territories. I am currently beginning this process with the indigenous community Awa, because of the two masacres that occurred in 2009. The Final Agreement, includes these accountability acts as early demonstrations of how things are changing and how each action of the implementation of the agreements must contribute to create a new road of reconciliation in the different regions of Colombia.