César Rodríguez-Garavito is Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) 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, University of Melbourne, the University of Pretoria (South Africa), American University in Cairo, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil) and Central European University. He is a board member of WITNESS, the Business and Human Rights Resource Center, OpenGlobalRights and the Business & Human Rights Journal. He is the founding director of the Human Rights and writes a weekly op-ed for El Espectador. He has been an Adjunct Judge of the Constitutional Court of Colombia.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. (Sociology) from 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 University of the Andes.
His publications include Business and Human Rights: Beyond the End of the Beginning (Cambridge University Press, ed); Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South (Cambridge Univ. Press, 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.); “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.).