Claret Vargas

Claret Vargas is a researcher and area coordinator in the International Section of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society – Dejusticia. Before joining Dejusticia, she was executive director at the Stanford Human Rights Center, at Stanford Law School, where she now serves as lecturer in law. She received a B.A. in Social Studies, and an MA and PhD in Latin American Literature from Harvard University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Claret has worked on Alien Tort Statute litigation and in numerous class action cases for employees’ rights in state and federal courts in the U.S. Her research and advocacy areas include the inter-American human rights system, the rights of persons deprived of liberty, the rights of indigenous communities, and questions of ethics, structural violence and business and human rights. She also works on the development of human rights teaching and innovation platforms. She is co-author of a forthcoming law school casebook on the inter-American system.