September 29, 2015
After a decade of work as Co-Director at the International Department of the Bogota-based human rights organization, founding member César Rodríguez Garavito was named Executive Director of Dejusticia on Monday, September 28. Dejusticia--a leader of social justice work and innovative research--"view[s] the law not only as a form of regulation, but also as a tool for social transformation... to generate a more democratic legal culture and respect for human rights" (Dejusticia, About Us).
Garavito served as Brown University's Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies for the fall 2012 semester. He will return to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies to give a public lecture “Human Rights in Minefields: Extractive Economies, Participatory Democracy and Environmental Justice in Latin America" on Tuesday, 10/6 in the Watson Institute McKinney Conference Room at 5:30 p.m.