Open Global Rights is an independent platform for analysis and opinion on international human rights issues, hosted by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Future of Rights Program at NYU School of Law.

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We regularly publish some of the leading names in human rights academia and practice. We also pride ourselves on amplifying voices from all corners of the globe, publishing authors from more than 90 countries in 35 languages since our launch in 2013.

What we do

Our goal is to promote exchange about and throughout the human rights ecosystem.

We believe that human rights works 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.

The views expressed in the articles and opinions on Open Global Rights are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice or the Future of Rights Program at NYU School of Law. Our platform serves as a diverse space for global voices, fostering dialogue on international human rights issues across various perspectives.


Our Team


César Rodríguez Garavito

Drawing from the sites of his collaborative research, teaching, and advocacy work, César oversees OGR’s content, leads OGR’s innovations, and writes about the future of human rights. He is a Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice as well as the Earth Rights Advocacy and the Future of Rights programs.

Managing Editor

Ginger Hervey

Ginger leads partnerships and helps manage various aspects of the OGR platform including publishing and reporting. She has a background in international journalism, having worked as lead sustainability reporter for POLITICO Europe in Brussels and as global markets and UN reporter for Chemical Watch in Nairobi. She currently studies at NYU School of Law.

Senior Editor

Carlos Andrés Baquero-Díaz

Carlos Andrés is part of OGR's editorial committee. He has experience working as a human and non-human rights scholar and activist. He also has developed multimedia projects that include podcasts, documentaries, and educational materials.

Web Producer

Sofie Rudin

Sofie is a web producer for OGR, responsible for posting articles to the website and social media accounts. She previously worked as a reporter and editor for Rhode Island Public Radio. She currently studies at NYU School of Law, where she is a Human Rights Scholar with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.