28 October 2015
Preparation: Everyone must read the Harold Koh piece, and one other from the selection beneath it:
- Harold Koh, “How is International Human Rights Law Enforced?” (1999) 74 Indiana Law Journal 1392 (20 pages)
And one from the following:
- Sally Engle Merry & Rachel E. Stern,The Female Inheritance Movement in Hong Kong, 46 Current Anthropology 387 (2005) (21 pages)
- Peter J. Spiro, “NGOs and Human Rights: Channels of Power” (2009) (28 pages)
- Terry Collingsworth, The Key Human Rights Challenge: Developing Enforcement Mechanisms, 15 Harvard Human Rights Journal 183 (2002) (22 pages)
- Hafner-Burton, Emilie M. “Sticks and Stones: Naming and Shaming the Human Rights Enforcement Problem” (2008) 62:4 International Organization 689 (27 pages)
- Eric Neumayer, “Do International Human Rights Treaties Improve Respect for Human Rights?“, Journal of Conflict Resolution 2005; 49 (30 pages)
- Do human rights treaties make a difference?
- Human rights and anthropology: how are human rights translated locally?
- What are national human rights commissions and what is their importance?
- What is the role of domestic courts in enforcing human rights?
- What is the role of social movements in enforcing human rights?
- What are the “social determinants” of human rights?
The “effect of treaties” debate:
- Christof Heyns & Frans Vilijoen,The Impact of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties on the Domestic Level, 23 Human Rights Quarterly 483 (2001) (54 pages)
- R. Goodman & D. Jinks, “Measuring the effects of human rights treaties” (2003) 14:1 European Journal of International Law 171
- Emilie M. Hafner-Burton & Kiyoteru Tsutsui, “Justice Lost! The Failure of International Human Rights Law To Matter Where Needed Most” (2007) 44:4 Journal of Peace Research 407-425
- O. A. Hathaway, “Do human rights treaties make a difference” (2001) 111 Yale lJ 1935
- E. Neumayer, “Do international human rights treaties improve respect for human rights?” (2005) 49:6 Journal of Conflict Resolution 925
- R. Goodman & D. Jinks, “How to Influence States: Socialization and International Human Rights Law” (2004) 54:3 Duke Law Journal 621-704 (83 pages)
- Fumitaka Furuoka, “Human Rights Conditionality and Aid Allocation: Case Study of Japanese Foreign Aid Policy” (2005) 4:2 Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 125-146
- Matthews, R. O. & C. Pratt. Human rights in Canadian foreign policy (ed. McGill Queens Univ Pr, 1988)
- M. Nowak, “Human Rights’ Conditionality’ in Relation to Entry to, and Full Participation in the EU” in The EU and human rights (Oxford University Press, 1999) at 687-98
Human rights and anthropology:
- S. E. Merry, “Global Human Rights and Local Social Movements in a Legally Plural World” (1997) 12 Canadian Journal of Law and Society 247
- S. E Merry, “Rights talk and the experience of law: implementing women’s human rights to protection from violence” (2003) 25 Human Rights Quarterly 343
- S. E. Merry, “Transnational human rights and local activism: Mapping the middle” (2006) 108:1 American Anthropologist 38