Philipp Wesche, LL.M.

Philipp Wesche, LL.M.

Research Division: The Americas


2015-2018 Research Assistant, The Americas Research Division, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

2017 Fellow, Transitional Justice Division, Dejusticia, Bogotá

2014 Legal Advisor, Business and Human Rights Program, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin

2013 LL.M. in Globalisation and Law, Maastricht University, Maastricht

2012 M.A. in Social Sciences (Global Studies), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Areas of Expertise:

South America, Human rights

Business and human rights, Colombian peace process

External Publications (selection):

Philipp Wesche

Business Actors, Paramilitaries and Transitional Criminal Justice in Colombia

in: International Journal of Transitional Justice, 2019, 0, 1–26.
Philipp Wesche, Miriam Saage-Maaß

Holding Companies Liable for Human Rights Abuses related to Foreign Subsidiaries and Suppliers before German Civil Courts

Lessons from Jabir and Others v KiK

in: Human Rights Law Review 16 (2), June 2016, p. 370

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Philipp Wesche

The Paramilitary Threat in Post-Conflict Colombia

While the Colombian government is implementing its peace accord, paramilitaries and complicit landowners continue to persecute the victims of the conflict. But the judiciary fails to hold those behind the violence to account.

NACLA Reporting on the Americas

SWP Comments

Mehmet Yegin
Turkey between NATO and Russia: The Failed Balance

Turkey’s S-400 Purchase and Implications for Turkish Relations with NATO

Claudia Zilla
Venezuela, the Region and the World

Steps for a Possible Way Out of the Crisis