César Rodríguez-Garavito is Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) and Associate Professor and founder of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Colombia).
He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Brown University, the University of Pretoria (South Africa), the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), Central European University, the Åbo Academy of Human Rights (Finland), ITAM (Mexico) and the Andean University of Quito. He serves on the advisory boards of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, OpenGlobalRights, the Global Center for Pluralism and the Business and Human Rights Journal. He serves on the executive boards of WITNESS, Fundar Mexico and the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. He is a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress and co-director of the Global School on Socioeconomic Rights. He 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 “Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South” (Cambridge Univ. Press, co-auth.); “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.).