Reimagining human rights together.
We believe that human rights work best when its many actors converse, learn, and innovate across geographic, linguistic, and disciplinary lines. OpenGlobalRights gathers those voices, providing a space where different ideas and experiences enrich our understanding of what human rights are and what they can be in the work of creating a more just and sustainable world.
A collaborative editorial process and consistent translation brings you accessible, quality content in multiple languages
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.
Articles & Translations
We collaborate within and beyond the human rights community to develop thematic series. If interested, please write us at email@example.com.
César Rodríguez Garavito
Drawing from the sites of his research, teaching, and advocacy work, César oversees OGR’s content, leads OGR’s innovations, cross-pollinates ideas from various fields, and writes about the future of human rights.
Archana has worn various hats on the OGR team since the platform launched in 2013. She now leads partnerships and helps manage various aspects of the platform including publishing and reporting.
Sebastián Villamizar Santamaría
Sebastián is OGR’s lead editor and a PhD candidate in sociology at the City University of New York. He screens, edits and translates pieces, and develops new formats including data visualization.
Content & Communications Manager
Jordan manages OGR’s publishing, communications, copy editing, and social media. He also leads the implementation of new initiatives and is the communications officer at JustLabs.
Maïmouna is an editor, storyteller, and playwright. She is the co-founder and director of a Nairobi-based arts and media company that works at the nexus of theatre, arts, and social justice.
Arpitha is a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute. She is cofounder of design+environment+law laboratory at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India.
Lucas is the former communications manager at OGR. He is currently the program officer at JustLabs, where he designs and implements programs to encourage innovation and experimentation.
Rachel is a former senior editor at OGR. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow and a research consultant specializing in human rights, insurgency, human security, and gender.
Honoring David Petrasek
"As OGR grew, David was with us every step of the way, always pushing us on. He encouraged us to explore different conversations and new themes, and to always remain curious, open, and steadfast. He taught us all what it is to live and lead with the values we work for, giving to us what he gave to so many others—himself."
David Petrasek was a beloved friend, colleague, and long-time senior editor of OpenGlobalRights. Much of what this space is today is thanks to his wisdom, guidance, and energy. Read about his legacy.