César Rodríguez Garavito

Founding Director

César is a leader in action-research, combining rigorous scholarship with direct advocacy and institutional development in the area of human rights. The author of numerous books and journal articles on globalization, human rights, and social movements, César is founding Director of the Global Justice Program at the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia),  co-founder of the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) and co-director of the Global School on Socioeconomic Rights.  He serves in the executive boards of WITNESSFundar Mexico and the Business and Human Rights Resource Center. He is a lead author in the International Panel on Social Progress and serves on the advisory boards of the Annual Review of Law and Social ScienceOpenGlobalRights, the Global Center for Pluralism and the Business and Human Rights Journal

 

Camila Soto Mourraille

Human Rights Lab Coordinator

Camila has been key in implementing human rights education programs, including Canal Justicia, an online education platform on law and society in Latin America. She is a Research Affiliate at the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at University of los Andes and holds a law degree from that same university and a Master of the Science of Law (JSM) from Stanford Law School, where she wrote a thesis on new digital technologies and international human rights advocacy.

 

Claret Vargas

Claret brings her experience directing graduate writing and research workshops, designing education platforms and teaching human rights clinics. She is senior researcher and Director of Internationalization at Dejusticia. She is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she served as executive director of the Stanford Human Rights Center. She has worked as a class action litigator, human rights lawyer, and as professor of Latin American Literature. 

Claret holds a JD from Harvard Law School, a BA in Social Studies, and an MA and PhD in Latin American Literature from Harvard University. 

 

Krizna Gomez

Krizna brings her experience in popular education, grassroots organizing and linking educational initiatives to direct advocacy to the Lab. She is a senior researcher at Dejusticia and has worked as a Presidential Fellow at Open Society Foundations in New York and as human rights lawyer and law lecturer in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Krizna holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Harvard Law School, a BA in Political Science and a JD from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.

 

Camila Bustos

Camila brings her experience working on climate politics in the Global South and the environmental movement in the United States. Currently, she works as a reseacher in Dejusticia's Global Area, focusing on business and human rights, climate induced displacement, and the human rights movement. Camila holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Brown University.