Nayib Chalela is a 2022 graduate of the LL.M. in National and Global Health Law program.

Chalela is interested in food and healthy food environments, tobacco control, children’s rights, reproductive rights, LGBTIQ+ rights, and the intersection between human rights law and global health law.

Before Georgetown University, he worked as an intern at Secretariado Nacional de Pastoral Social, where he helped asylum seekers looking for refugee status in Colombia. He also interned at the Justice and Peace transitional justice court in Bogotá, where he supported the case studies and hearings concerning the armed conflict in Colombia. In 2019, he joined EJE-Edulegal law firm as an associate lawyer working in the protection of children’s rights. He provided legal services to the NGO Red PaPaz in strategic litigation to push for the adoption of FOPL and stricter regulation of E-Cigarettes in Colombia.

Chalela holds an undergraduate in Law from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Diploma in Refugee Law from UNHCR in Bogotá, Colombia. He possesses a postgraduate degree in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law from Universidad del Rosario.

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