We believe that the challenges facing human rights are best met when actors converse, learn and innovate across geographic, linguistic, and disciplinary lines. OpenGlobalRights brings those voices together, allowing the field to enrich itself through the ideas and experiences of one another.


A collaborative editorial process and consistent translation brings you accesible, quality content in multiple languages

Facilitating reflection,
action and innovation

Thematic series curated with our partners foster sustained discussions on new ideas for human rights practice.


We seek voices from all layers of the human rights ecosystem and from all corners of the globe.

2000+ Articles & Translations  |  32 Languages  |  30+ Topics
Readers in 200+ countries  |  Authors from 90+ countries


Write for us


We publish articles on a rolling basis. Consult our submission guidelines and send us a brief pitch at: ogrsubmissions@justlabs.org.


Partner with us


We collaborate within and beyond the human rights community to develop thematic series. If interested, please write us at ogrinfo@justlabs.org.

Editorial Team

César Rodríguez Garavito


From the sites of his research, teaching and advocacy work around the world, César oversees OpenGlobalRights’ editorial content, leads OGR's innovations, and writes about the future of human rights.


Archana Pandya

Senior Editor

From her office in Toronto, Archana oversees and manages OpenGlobalRights' operations including publishing, dissemination, tracking progress, reporting and developing partnerships.


David Petrasek

Senior Editor

David is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He commissions, writes, and edits articles, and has been active in human rights advocacy, research and policy advice for over 30 years. OGR's in-house policy wonk—thankfully balanced by his good sense of humour!

Rachel Schmidt

Senior Editor

Rachel is a freelance writer and PhD candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, Canada. Rachel edits articles, teaches therapeutic yoga, and is a grammer nerd.


Osai Ojigho

Senior Editor

Osai is Country Director for Amnesty International – Nigeria. She commissions articles from African writers and beyond.


Lucas Paulson

Content & Communications Manager

Lucas is Program Officer at JustLabs. He manages publications and communications for OGR and leads the implementation of new initiatives.


Hannah Kratofil

Communications Assistant

Hannah is an undergraduate student at the University of Dayton double majoring in History and Political Science. She helps gather data on OGR's progress and promotes articles and series.








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