Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes is a Colombian lawyer who holds a Ph. D. in Political Economy from the University of Amiens Picardie, a DSU (Master’s Degree) in Sociology of Law from the University of Paris II, and a DEA (Master’s Degree) in Social Economy of Development from the University of Paris I (IEDES). He is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia), and a professor of constitutional law, human rights, and theory of the state at the National University of Colombia. He was an auxiliary magistrate of the Constitutional Court. He has written many articles on human rights, constitutional law, drug trafficking, and drug policy.