Human Rights

Scholarly Publications

The U.S. Position on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Obligations

March 2015

The paper argues that the United States should abandon an increasingly untenable position on the extraterritorial application of certain human rights treaty norms.

State Strategies in Multi-Ethnic Territories: Explaining Variation in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

February 2013

Abstract After the collapse of the Soviet bloc, its twenty-seven successor states were charged with devising policies with respect to their ethnic minorities.

Dueling incentives : Sexual violence in Liberia and the politics of human rights advocacy

May 2012

Abstract Transnational advocacy organizations are influential actors in the international politics of human rights.

Other Publications

Will Sri Lanka's New Government Provide Justice for Civil War Atrocities?

November 2015

Sri Lanka's new government has promised progress on transitional justice. Will it deliver?

What's Next for Medvedev?

October 2011

Russia will soon have another liberal ex-president. Twenty years ago this December, Mikhail Gorbachev stood in the Kremlin as the Soviet flag was lowered and replaced with the Russian tricolor.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

News

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Examining the violence in Mexico

August 2011

More than 40,000 people have died in drug-related homicides in Mexico since 2006, and the violence is causing concern throughout the hemisphere.

Events

Backlash: Resistance and Defiance to International Norms

November 18, 2016

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical approach to norm resistance and defiance in international affairs. Conventional models of norm dynamics (e.g.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities

October 15, 2015

Abstract: This project looks at the politics of accountability for mass atrocities.

Projects

Stanford Ethics & War Series

The whole of human history includes bloody and brutal wars.
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Stanford Ethics & War Series (2010-2011)

The Bowen H.
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Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
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People

Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Postdoctoral Fellow