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IJL research honored with second international award

We are delighted to share that Lab director, Kelebogile Zvobgo and Lab affiliated scholar, Wayne Sandholtz received the 2019 Best Paper Award from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) during its annual meeting, hosted in Washington D.C., August 28 to September 1. APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science.

Their paper, “Reserving Rights: Explaining Human Rights Treaty Reservations” investigates how countries manage and adjust their commitments to the most demanding obligations in international human rights law.

Earlier this year, Zvobgo and Lab affiliated scholar, Benjamin Graham won the 2019 Best Paper Award from the Human Rights Section of the International Studies Association, during its 60th anniversary convention, hosted in Toronto Canada, March 27 to 31. ISA is the central hub for research on international affairs.

Their paper, “The World Bank as an Enforcer of Human Rights” evaluates the effectiveness of the World Bank’s accountability mechanisms in providing relief and redress to individuals and communities experiencing the negative social and environmental impacts of development projects.

Here’s to continued success!

Kelebogile Zvobgo, with colleague Andrea Vilán, winner of the 2019 Best Dissertation Award from APSA's Human Rights Section


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