César Rodríguez-Garavito is co-founder and Senior Researcher of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia), and the founding director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Colombia). He is the founder of JustLabs, a space for incubating innovations and collaborations in the human rights field. He is co-editor of Open Global Rights and of Cambridge University Press’s Globalization and Human Rights book series. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Brown University, University of Melbourne, University of Pretoria (South Africa), American University in Cairo, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), Central European University, ITAM (Mexico) and the Andean University of Quito. He serves in the editorial boards of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and the Business and Human Rights Journal.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. (Sociology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from NYU’s Institute for Law and Society, an M.A. (Philosophy) from the National University of Colombia, and a J.D. from the University of the Andes. His publications include Business and Human Rights: Beyond the End of the Beginning (Cambridge Univ. Press, ed.), Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South (Cambridge, coaut.); Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for the Human Rights Field (Dejusticia, coaut.), Compliance with Socioeconomic Rights Judgments (Cambridge, coed.),“Balancing Wealth and Health: the Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (Oxford, co-ed)
Rodríguez-Garavito is currently working on a book manuscript on innovation in human rights research and practice, entitled Disrupting Human Rights.