Human Rights & International Law
Among scholars, the question of when and why international laws work has triggered a lively debate that the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation strives to settle with better theories and research findings. Emilie Hafner-Burton, professor and co-director of the lab, is the author of “Making Human Rights a Reality” that looks at the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. The book explores why it has been so hard for these international laws to have much of an impact in parts of the world where human rights are most at risk.
In the News
Justice can be beautiful
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A marriage of policy and advocacy
Oct. 28, 2019 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
A Q&A with fellows and human rights advocates Bennett Freeman and Rebecca MacKinnon during their residency at the Center on Global Transformation
Faculty and Research
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of International Justice and Human Rights
Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation
Research Fields: international law and regulation, human rights, election violence, trade and investment, behavioral economics, political psychology, and social networks
Research Fields: racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration, election administration, voting rights, American politics, political behavior
Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; Center for Global Transformation Endowed Chair in Innovation and Public Policy
Research Fields: human rights, international law, energy policy, climate change policy
Research Fields: international security, civil wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism
Examining central questions about economic growth, equality and market change in the Pacific, this center brings together the worlds of academic inquiry and policy analysis.
Facilitating innovative research on the causes of international conflict and cooperation, this institute serves the entire UC system and is committed to educating the next generation of problem solvers and peacemakers.
Exploring when and why laws actually work, this living laboratory looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights,