My book Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights is now available! This project started as a PhD thesis in Political Science at the University of Potsdam and builds on a two-year postdoc project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
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
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.