César Rodríguez-Garavito
Visiting Professor of Clinical Law
Furman Hall Room 506
Biography

César Rodríguez-Garavito is the founder of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights and former Director of the Center for Socio-Legal Research at the University of Los Andes Law School (Colombia). He is co-founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Brown University, University of Melbourne, European University Institute, 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.

Rodríguez-Garavito is co-director of Open Global Rights and co-editor of Cambridge University Press’s Globalization and Human Rights book series; he serves in the editorial boards of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and the Business and Human Rights Journal . He has been an Adjunct Judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, an expert witness of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and a lead litigator in human rights, environmental and indigenous rights cases. He serves in the executive boards of WITNESS and the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, and writes a weekly op-ed for El Espectador .

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.); “Amphibious Sociology: Action-Research for a Multimedia World” (Current Sociology); “The Future of Human Rights: From Gatekeeping to Symbiosis” (Sur Journal); Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map (Routledge, ed.); Making it Stick: Compliance with Social Rights Judgments (Cambridge, co-ed.); “Ethnicity.gov: Global Governance, Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Prior Consultation in Social Minefields” (Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies); “Beyond the Courtroom: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in Latin America” (Texas Law Review); “Global Governance and Labor Rights: Codes of Conduct and Anti-Sweatshop Struggles in Global Apparel Factories in Mexico and Guatemala” (Politics & Society); and Law and Globalization from Below: Toward a Cosmopolitan Legality (Cambridge, co-ed.).

Rodríguez-Garavito is currently working on a book manuscript on innovation in human rights research and practice, entitled Disrupting Human Rights.

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