Rodrigo is a lawyer, with a Master’s degree (DEA) in sociology of development from the University Paris I (IEDES) and a Ph.D in Economy from Amiens University. He was a Professor and now a Professor Emeritus at the National University of Colombia, and has been a visiting professor at several universities.
He was an assistant magistrate and temporary replacement at the Constitutional Court and is co-judge of that Court and of the Council of State. He is a member of the International Commission of Jurists and the United Nations ESCR Committee (2015-2018). He is also a columnist for El Espectador.
Rodrigo was Director of Dejusticia and is currently coordinator of the Drug Policy Line. His areas of interest are especially ESCR, transitional justice, judicial system and drug policy. He has published several books and articles on these issues, as author or co-author.
This course focuses on doctrine, practice and strategies for the implementation of human rights protections in the context of business activities. The course offers an intensive introduction to key concepts and emergent jurisprudence in the field.
The Supreme Court of Justice ordered the protection of the Colombian Amazon from deforestation, ruling in favor of a group of 25 children and youth, who with the support of Dejusticia, sued the Colombian government for failing to protect their rights to life and a healthy environment. Here are key excerpts from the sentence.
At the Defenders’ Days, during the international conference of human rights defenders organized by Civil Rights Defenders in Sweden, Dejusticia has launched the edited volume Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors.
The Supreme Court of Justice ordered the protection of the Colombian Amazon from deforestation, ruling in favor of a group of 25 children and youth, who with the support of Dejusticia, sued the Colombian government for failing to protect their rights to life and a healthy environment.
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, ordered security forces in Bolivia to use deadly military force against unarmed civilians to suppress popular protests against government policies. In all, security forces slaughtered 58 citizens and injured more than 400, almost all from indigenous Aymara communities.
Scientist Dr. James E. Hansen, a global expert on climate change, submitted an amicus brief supporting the climate change case Dejusticia filed alongside 25 children and young people who are suing the Colombian government for failing to stop deforestation in the Amazon region.
This Friday, March 2nd, Dejusticia and Conectas Human Rights (Brazil), will participate in a hearing organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR): “Businesses and human rights: inputs for the construction of inter-American guidelines.”
This Marks the First Time in U.S. History a Former Head of State Will Sit Before His Accusers in a Civil Human Rights Trial
Although there are no exact figures on the magnitude of the Venezuelan exodus and much less on its demographic characteristics, studies estimate that during this year, about 15% of the population will have left the country. How is Colombia securing the rights to education of the boys and girls who have arrived?