Carlos Andrés Pérez Garzón

Country representing

Colombia

Languages

Spanish
English

Education

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Abogado Grado de Honor (LL.B. Summa Cum Laude)

Skills and Expertise

Activism
Copy editing
Law
Research
Teaching and training

Areas of interest

Education
Human Rights
Leadership
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Creating and diffusing knowledge, case-based teaching, protecting human rights, and promoting social justice, are the ways I have helped to create a positive change in my community, organizations and country. First, as a member of one of the best research groups in the country, I have been researching for some years on how Law can be used to achieve social justice and how society can contribute to this purpose; actually, the first findings will be published soon in foreign and national peer-reviewed publications. Also, in order to engage other undergraduate students with knowledge creation and its diffusion, I founded "Revista Justicia y Derecho" in 2013, the first indexed undergraduate law journal in my Department and Southern Colombia, through which several generations of prospective Colombian professionals have learnt that legal research can be a useful tool to overcome the problems our society has. Second, as a graduate teaching assistant of the course Constitutional Theory at Universidad Nacional Law School, I have tried to lecture in a way that college students think about possible solutions to problems several States are facing in the world right now in promoting social justice, democracy, human rights, etc. In this way, I contribute by changing the traditional legal education in Colombia, limited to a national and theoretical scope. Finally, both as an intern at and Amicus Curiae before the Colombian Constitutional Court, and an intern in the Environmental Law team at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados (one of the most prestigious Law firms in Latin America), I have stood up for the protection of fundamental rights, the Social Rule of Law, and the environment.