Friday, September 25, 2009

Experts at Law: International Human Rights


(One in a series on Experts at Law)

This third installment in the Experts at Law series focuses on international human rights law, including the domestic implementation of international law, international environmental law, international migration, and women's rights. We've posted previously on experts in war and conflict, including international criminal law, international humanitarian law, national security law, terrorism, and transitional justice, and will post again next week on additional topics including private international law.
Organized by field of expertise, this series of posts aims to provide easily accessible information to conference organizers, media, and others who seek expert opinions on a variety of subjects while ensuring gender balance. The list below provides institutional affiliations for as well as links to the bios and publications of and blog posts by or about our Experts at Law, who are comprised of IntLawGrrls bloggers, guests, and alumnae and presented in alphabetical order. Some offer specific areas of expertise within the broader topic presented.
If you'd like to find this series again in the future, it's easy -- just scroll down the page until you find the "IntLawGrrls series" menu on the right, and click on "Experts at Law."

Domestic implementation of international law
Diane Marie Amann, Univ. of California at Davis, (publications, blogs)
Connie de la Vega, Univ. of San Francisco, (publications, blogs): international human rights law in U.S. courts
Chimene Keitner, Univ. of California, Hastings, (publications, blogs): Alien Tort Claims Act litigation
Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School, (publications, blogs): the use of international human rights standards in advocacy for racial and economic justice in the United States
Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara Univ., (publications, blogs): international law in US courts

International environmental law
Rebecca Bratspies, City Univ. of New York, (publications, blogs): issues of sustainability and international cooperation on environmental decisionmaking, particularly those that revolve around regulating GMOs, food security and fisheries management.
Hari Osofsky, Washington and Lee Univ., Virginia, (publications, blogs): climate change law
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Univ. of California, Hastings, (publications, blogs): climate change and private environmental standards
Annecoos Wiersema, Ohio State Univ., (publications, blogs): international wildlife law

International human rights law
Diane Marie Amann, Univ. of California at Davis, (publications, blogs)
Karima Bennoune, Rutgers-Newark, (publications, blogs)
Doris Buss, Carleton Univ., Ottawa (publications, blogs)
Connie de la Vega, Univ. of San Francisco, (publications, blogs): the UN's human rights bodies and international standards related to corporate accountability, juvenile justice including life without parole sentences, right to food, right to water and sanitation, toxic dumping
Fiona de Londras, Univ. College Dublin, (publications, blogs)
Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School, (publications, blogs): sexual orientation and gender identity; state accountability for human rights abuses by non-state actors; torture and other forms of ill treatment
Molly Beutz Land, New York Law School, (publications, blogs): economic, social, and cultural rights
Hope Lewis, Northeastern Univ., (publications, blogs): critical perspectives with special emphasis on gender and culture, race/ethnicity and culture, economic, social, and cultural rights, and rights of persons with disabilities
Carmen Marquez-Carrasco, Univ. of Seville, (publications, blogs): eradication of poverty; the Human Rights Council; human rights diplomacy, including gender; mechanisms of human rights protection
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, (publications, blogs): procedural rights
Susan Harris Rimmer, Australian National Univ., (publications, blogs): rights-based approaches to development
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Univ. of California, Hastings (publications, blogs): accountability, both state and corporate, for human rights violations
Amy Senier, Foley, Hoag LLP, Boston, (publications, blogs)
Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara Univ., (publications, blogs)

International migration
Janie Chuang, American Univ., Washington DC, (publications, blogs): gender and labor migration; trafficking
Connie de la Vega, Univ. of San Francisco, (publications, blogs): international standards related to migrants' rights
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, (publications, blogs): forced migration, including refugee law; UN human rights bodies and migrants' rights
Susan Harris Rimmer, Australian National Univ., (publications, blogs): refugee law
Hope Lewis, Northeastern Univ., (publications, blogs): transnational migration

Women's rights
Karima Bennoune, Rutgers-Newark, (publications, blogs)
Johanna Bond, Washington and Lee Univ., Virginia, (publications, blogs): CEDAW, violence against women
Doris Buss, Carleton Univ., Ottawa (publications, blogs): violence against women
Naomi Cahn, George Washington Univ., (publications, blogs)
Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School, (publications, blogs)
Hope Lewis, Northeastern Univ., (publications, blogs)
Lisa Pruitt, Univ. of California at Davis, (publications, blogs): CEDAW and women’s human rights
Beth Van Schaack, Santa Clara Univ., (publications, blogs)

2 comments:

Literate vegan said...

Perhaps Christine Chinkin should be added to this list?

Jaya Ramji-Nogales said...

Thanks for the suggestion! As noted in the post, and as we will elaborate further next week, due to administrative resource constraints and in order to ensure that we list only women who wish to be included, our expert lists are limited to IntLawGrrls bloggers and guests/alumnae. That said, we would welcome Christine Chinkin as a guest blogger (and have reached out to her) and as an expert on our list.