César Rodríguez-Garavito is a Co-Director of NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, the  Editor-in-Chief of Open Global Rights and the founder of Just Labs. He has been a visiting professor at NYU, Stanford, Brown, University of Melbourne, European University Institute, University of Pretoria, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), and the Central European University. César has served as a strategy advisor to leading international and national human rights organizations around the world. He has been a lead litigator in human rights, environmental and indigenous rights cases.. He has been an Adjunct Judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, an expert witness before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and a director of Dejusticia, the Program on Global Justice, and the Center for Socio-Legal Research at the University of Los Andes. 

César 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 (ed.), Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South (coaut.); Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for the Human Rights Field (co-ed), Compliance with Socioeconomic Rights Judgments (co-ed.), and Balancing Wealth and Health: the Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (co-ed).

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