Ely Cossio is a lawyer specializing in human rights, international humanitarian law, and transitional justice. With over five years of professional experience, she has developed extensive expertise in human rights advocacy, fact-finding, research, litigation, capacity-building, and community engagement. Her work primarily focuses on ethnic rights, territorial rights, transitional justice and reconciliation, and international criminal justice. Ely received her Master’s Degree from Duke University, where she was awarded the Duke Law Pro Bono recognition for her social engagement and community service. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Currently, she supports the research work of the Transitional Justice Team of the UN-OHCHR.