My book Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights, winner of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) biennial book award 2022, is now available!
Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions analyzes the role and impact of informal collaborations in the UN human rights treaty bodies. The book dives beneath the surface of the formal access, procedures, and actors of the UN system to reveal how independent experts and external collaborators play a key role in the development of human rights.
Your institution(s) can order the book for their libraries. Please get in touch if you're interested in reading chapters but lack institutional access.
News & Events
Review in Global Policy
Dr Alvina Hoffmann has reviewed my book for Global Policy. Her sharp analysis is relevant for human rights and international law scholarship beyond the book's focus. Check it out!
Multi Book Launch LSA
I had the pleasure to be part of the International Law & Politics Multi Book Launch at the Law & Society Meeting in Lisbon. Dr Vidya Kumar introduced 12 amazing new books in the field!
Book Talks in Virginia/US
From 3-7 April, I'll visit William & Mary and present the book at CNU Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and at the International Justice Lab in Williamsburg. I will also join the classes taught by Dr. Kelebogile Zvobgo.
On 16th March, I talked about my book with the MIA students at Hertie School in Dr. Ronny Patz's "Human Rights and Global Governance" class.
Book Panel Discussion
The Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva hosts an event to celebrate the book launch on Thursday, 10 March. The panel of critics, composed of human rights scholars and defenders, will discuss the book's contributions and connect them to broader debates on the future of global human rights governance. I hope to see you in Geneva or online! More info here.
My first book talk happens on 9th February 2022 at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs! I am super excited to discuss TLCs with students, faculty and UN experts in New York. I'll join virtually and so can you: https://sipa.campusgroups.com/IOUN/rsvp_boot?id=1480397
The Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in Geneva published an interview in which I talk about the research for this book, the main argument, and contributions.
Most Interesting 2021
The book is on the International Law Reporter's "Most interesting 2021" list, what an honor!
Article on Völkerrechtsblog
Völkerrechtsblog published an article on the state and future of human rights scholarship. I am very excited to see my book featured in this piece as one example for "an increased turn towards a genre that could be labeled 'critical human rights defenses': books that insist on human rights’ continued relevance while taking up the challenge by recent human rights critique". Thank you!
Human Rights Day 2021
To celebrate Human Rights Day (10th December), CUP has compiled a list of human rights books and articles. My book is included in this list which means you can now read the introduction to "Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights" for free.