César Rodríguez Garavito

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César Rodríguez Garavito
Born Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Other names César Rodriguez
Alma mater University of los Andes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NYU, National University of Colombia
Occupation Executive Director, Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia)
Website www.cesarrodriguez.net

César Rodríguez Garavito is a Colombian legal scholar, sociologist and human rights advocate. His research focuses on the transformation of law and politics in the context of globalization. In September, 2015, he became Executive Director[1] of the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia), a human rights think-do tank based in Bogotá, Colombia, which he co-founded in 2003. He is Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of los Andes (Colombia). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, Brown University, the University of Pretoria (South Africa), the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), Central European University, the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (Finland), ITAM (Mexico) and the Andean University of Quito.

Rodríguez Garavito serves in the advisory boards of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, OpenGlobalRights, the Global Centre for Pluralism and the Business and Human Rights Journal. He serves in the executive boards of WITNESS, Fundar Mexico and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. He is a lead author[2] in 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 los Andes.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Radical Deprivation on Trial: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in the Global South (with Diana Rodríguez Franco) (Cambridge, 2015)
  • Law and Society in Latin America: A New Map (ed., Routledge, 2015)
  • Balancing Wealth and Health: the Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (co-ed. with Rochelle Dreyfus) (Oxford, 2014)
  • The Future of Human Rights: From Gatekeeping to Symbiosis, Sur Journal, Vol. 11 No. 20 (June, 2014)
  • "Amphibious Sociology: Action-Research for a Multimedia World," Current Sociology, vol. 62 no. 2 156-167 (March 2014)
  • Ethnicity.gov: Global Governance, Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Prior Consultation in Social Minefields, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 18: Iss. 1, Article 12, 2011.
  • “Beyond the Courtroom: The Impact of Judicial Activism on Socioeconomic Rights in Latin America,” 89 Texas Law Review, 1669 (2011)
  • Globalization, Governance, and Labor Rights (Siglo-Anthropos, 2008)
  • Hope Reborn: An Introduction to the New Latin American Left (with P. Barrett and D. Chavez, eds.) (Pluto, 2008)
  • “Global Governance and Labor Rights: Codes of Conduct and Anti-Sweatshop Struggles in Global Apparel Factories in Mexico and Guatemala,” Politics & Society vol. 33 no. 2 203-333 (June 2005)
  • Law and Globalization from Below: Toward a Cosmopolitan Legality (with Boaventura Santos, ed.) (Cambridge, 2005)
  • Making it Stick: Compliance with Social Rights Judgments (co-ed. with Malcolm Langford and Julieta Rossi) (Cambridge, forthcoming)


  1. ^ "Dejusticia". www.dejusticia.org. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Authors". Archived from the original on 2015-12-12. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 

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