Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program

Human Rights Study Project

Research

How do international laws affect citizens' willingness to accept refugees? In full and partial democracies, citizens' attitudes can influence... MORE
This concluding essay to the “Future of Human Rights Scholarship” special issue outlines how political scientists could draw on developments in law... MORE
This paper is a contribution to an upcoming issue of Law and Contemporary Problems devoted to work originating in the Conference, “What’s Next for... MORE
The issues of mass migrations, displaced persons, and refugees from war-torn countries are not new, but they have become particularly prominent and... MORE
In their essay, "The Influence of History on States’ Compliance with Human Rights Obligations," Adam Chilton and Eric Posner conclude that modern... MORE
Although the question of whether constitutional rights matter is of great theoretical and practical importance, little is known about whether... MORE
The human rights movement has spent considerable energy developing and promoting the adoption of both international and domestic legal prohibitions... MORE
As the U.N. Charter’s drafters might have predicted, various categories of cases have arisen since 1945 in which states have sought to use force in... MORE
The prohibition of torture is one of the most emblematic norms of the modern human rights movement, and its prevalence in national constitution has... MORE
Many view constitutional incorporation of international human rights treaties as the most effective way to enforce treaty rights domestically. Three... MORE
Constitutions are commonly regarded as uniquely national products, shaped by domestic ideals and politics. This paper develops and empirically tests... MORE
Several states have been engaged for years in armed conflicts against non-state actors outside their territory. These conflicts implicate a wide... MORE
Constitutions are commonly regarded as uniquely national products, shaped by domestic ideals and politics. This paper develops and empirically tests... MORE
As a candidate for President, Barack Obama made “change” a central theme of his campaign. In particular, he railed against the Bush Administration’s... MORE
A fairly substantial amount of literature has been generated over the years regarding the forms of masculinity that emerge in times of armed conflict... MORE
It has been suggested, with growing frequency, that the United States may be losing its influence over constitutionalism in other countries because... MORE
After 9/11, the United States and its allies took measures to protect their citizens from future terrorist attacks. While these measures aim to... MORE
On the Frontlines gives a comprehensive overview of the post-conflict terrain as it is experienced by women across multiple jurisdictions and in the... MORE
This paper explores the situation of women returning to their homes and communities after their countries have experienced major conflicts. In that... MORE
This essay provides an overview of federal involvement in foster care, starting with the 1909 White House Conference on Dependent Care, to show the... MORE
This paper, written for a symposium on The Mind of a Child, examines two different aspects of the accountability of children: those children who are... MORE
A critical issue for post conflict reconstruction is moving beyond criminal prosecutions that ensure accountability of perpetrators toward a system... MORE
Beyond Retribution and Impunity: Responding to War Crimes of Sexual Violence articulates principles for an approach to gender-based violence during... MORE