TWAILR Academy 2023 Bogotá brings together international law scholars and practitioners to address global challenges with a particular focus on issues in the Global South and Colombia. The aim is to democratize international law and engage in decolonizing efforts. The Academy includes lectures, discussions, and writing workshops for emerging scholars, graduate students, and legal practitioners to share their perspectives and receive feedback on scholarly projects.
The Academy is organized by TWAIL Review and hosted by Universidad de los Andes Faculty of Law, in partnership with the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and Maynooth University School of Law & Criminology, with support from Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Afronomicslaw. The objectives of the Academy are to provide participants with opportunities to share Third Worldist perspectives, build solidarity among scholars, and produce innovative knowledge freely accessible worldwide.
The Academy runs from Monday, July 17th to Thursday, July 20th 2023. All relevant and important materials relating to TWAILR Bogotá Academy will be shared on this page. The page will be constantly updated as the Academy approaches.
Resources for Participants
Do I need a visa?
Please consult the following link for visa exceptions:
The page is in Spanish, but it can be translated automatically through google. If your passport is not listed, please apply for a visa. This process must be completed 60 business days before the trip. The cost for this is approximately 55 USD for the study visa and 177 USD for the general visa. The Universidad de Los Andes will help you in this process.
ALL PARTICIPANTS must fill out the following form with their relevant information:
Once this form is submitted, Universidad de Los Andes will process the documents needed to help you apply for the visa.
Visa applications are the responsibility of each participant.
What if I am exempt from needing a visa?
All participants must fill out this form with their information:
Once this is submitted, Universidad de Los Andes will process the PIP invitation letter and provide you with a contact for future correspondence.
A PIP Entry and Permanence Permit must be processed for all participants to enter the country who are not required to process a visa. It is a special permit granted by Migration Colombia for foreigners who come to the country to participate in academic events. There is no cost.
If this is required, Universidad de Los Andes will send the traveler an invitation letter. This must be printed and presented at Migration Colombia upon arrival in the country so that the immigration officer can stamp your passport. Once this is completed, the traveler must send a photo of this stamp to their Universidad de Los Andes contact. Contact details will be provided closer to the date.
All participants must have international emergency insurance. The insurance costs approximately $55,000 COP for people under 60 years of age.
You must pay the cost of the insurance.
Travel Resources for International Participants
The Bogotá airport is El Dorado International Airport (BOG). The university is accessible from the airport by taxi, rideshare apps (such as Uber), or by bus.
Funded Participants (Submit Forms by 11:59PM EST May 7th)
To fulfill our goal of amplifying voices from the Global South and improving the accessibility of TWAIL across the world, some participants have been granted funding for travel to and from the Academy.
If you have been granted funding, please fill out and submit the following form BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 11:59PM EST on May, 7 2023 to ensure that your funding is granted:
Funded Participants’ Traveler Information
The University’s address is Cra. 1 #18a-12, La Candelaria, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia, on the eastern side of Bogotá.
Your Stay in Bogotá
Bogotá is a large, attractive city with many options for travelers. Universidad de Los Andes is located near La Candelaria neighborhood which boasts beautiful sights and incredible cultural and historical attractions. Universidad de Los Andes has negotiated special rates for self-funded participants wishing to stay at recommended hotels, but you are free to book elsewhere, in the area or beyond, at your own discretion and cost.
Special Rates for Hotels (Deadline to apply is 19 May 2023)
For self-funded participants wishing to take advantage of the discounted rates at Ibis Museo, it is imperative that you fill out the following form before the deadline on 19 May 2023, at which point this forms will be closed and the special rates will no longer be available: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/CK2DYS9
For funded participants, the organizers will take care of your bookings.
University Residences (Deadline to apply is 19 May, 2023)
We are excited to offer a cost-effective and convenient accommodation option for the upcoming event. Spaces are available in shared apartments on the Universidad de Los Andes campus, with 4 single rooms and 2 bathrooms per apartment (to be shared between 2 people). Each apartment also features a small kitchen and a living room. Breakfast is included in the total price, which is approximately 140,000 COP per night (30 USD).
To learn more about the available spaces, please consult the PDF brochure provided. If you’re interested in reserving a space, simply fill out the information form using the following link before May 19th, 2023: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/JYCY5B7
If you’ve already applied for special hotel rates but prefer to switch to this option, please let the organizers know before the accommodation deadline (May 19th, 2023).
Academic Workshop Materials
Workshop Draft Details
Participants must complete and submit a working draft of your contribution by Friday, June 2, 2023, to TWAILR.SummerSchool@gmail.com. The length of your submission could be either a journal article or a short reflection. For more details please see the TWAILR submission guidelines.
Working drafts will be the basis of your participation in the writing workshops during the academy. Selected contributions may be published in TWAIL Review and Afronomics Law.
Submissions are to be drafted according to TWAILR submission guidelines.
Readings and Other Resources
Tentative Schedule and Programming