César Rodríguez-Garavito

César Rodríguez-Garavito is the Editor-in-Chief of OpenGlobalRights and Visiting Clinical Professor at NYU School of Law.

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Climate litigation and human rights: averting the next global crisis

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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OGR's newest series explores a rising wave of lawsuits that is laying bare the profound impacts that a warming planet has on basic human rights and future generations.

Post-pandemic futures, hope, and human rights

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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If human rights actors are to help shape the post-pandemic world, they need to start imagining it now.

Anti-capitalist human rights for the 21st Century

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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In addition to asking whether or not human rights reinforce the status quo, we should address the following question: can human rights contribute to imagining non-capitalist ...

 

For human rights to have a future, we must consider time

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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Obsessed with pushing spatial boundaries, the human rights community left aside concerns about time. It now must refine its long-term goals as well as its short-term ...

 

Climate change and human rights: lessons from litigation for the Amazon

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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Lawsuits have become an increasingly frequent route for urgent action on climate change, but the impact of this litigation depends on citizens’ mobilization

Reimagining human rights as a frame of justice

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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The future of human rights as a frame of justice depends on our capacity to create, detect, and foster bridges with other frames.

Populism and human rights: a new playbook

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito & Krizna Gomez
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With populist leaders stoking nationalism and violating basic rights, traditional advocacy strategies are losing their effectiveness. The human rights movement ...

 

Scientists and activists collaborate to bring hard data into advocacy

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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A new collaboration in Colombia is bringing together activists, scientists, physicians and other experts to collect hard evidence on the human rights impacts of ...

 

Trump’s victory could push the human rights movement to transform

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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Donald Trump’s victory is a threat to human rights, but could it also push the movement to transform and strategize with greater urgency?

The ‘soft vengeance’ of peace in Colombia

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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An agreement recently concluded between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels promises both peace and justice, and deserves support by human rights advocates.

Muzzling humor in the Ecuadorean Revolution

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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In Ecuador, Rafael Correa’s government muzzles critique and attacks satirists in an increasingly anti-democratic environment.

Multiple boomerangs: new models of global human rights advocacy

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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The global human rights field is being transformed, and activists are inventing new, less hierarchical models of collaboration, including global virtual networks ...

 

Against reductionist views of human rights

By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
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César Rodríguez-Garavito responds to Stephen Hopgood and Aryeh Neier, criticising both sides of the debate for an all too simplistic view of the actors, the content ...