Rodrigo Uprimny

Board of Directors, Dejusticia; Professor of Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Theory of the State, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Inequality Project Advisory Board

Rodrigo Uprimny is Professor of Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Theory of the State at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, as well as Co-founder and Director of Dejusticia, a Colombian human rights NGO and think tank. He serves on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, is member of the International Commission of Jurists and has also served as a Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme on subjects of violence, citizen participation, conflict resolution, and justice. He has numerous publications on human rights, tensions between law and economics, drug trafficking, and the courts, including “The Colombian Laboratory: Drug-Trafficking and the Courts in Colombia” in El caleidoscopio de las justicias en Colombia(Universidad de los Andes, 2001) and “Legitimacy and Convenience of Judicial Review of Economic Legislation” (Revista de Derecho Público, 2001). Uprimny earned a JD from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, a Masters in Sociology of Law at the University of Paris II, a Masters in Social Economy of Development at the University of Paris I, and a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Amiens Picardie.