International Law and Courts
In this first research stream, we study human rights across several dimensions. We explore public opinion on human rights, scrutinize mechanisms for human rights accountability in development finance, and consider the role citizens and courts play in defending fundamental freedoms.
In this second stream, we explore transitional justice—a set of tools countries can adopt to reckon with widespread and systematic human rights violations. We focus on truth commissions, which aim to advance accountability through truth-telling exercises and comprehensive reports.
In this third stream, we investigate how governments respond to demanding obligations in international human rights treaties. We also consider how publics view international courts and query whether, how, and to what extent courts can improve public perceptions of their legitimacy.