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The Human Rights Program produces a range of publications based on academic research and practice in the field of human rights. Faculty, staff, and fellows author a diverse assortment of reports, scholarly articles, books, legal briefs, policy papers, and other publications. Students are also integrally involved in many publications.

Most Recent

Legal Memorandum: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar (November 2014)

The International Human Rights Clinic

Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture on the Review of the Periodic Report of the United States of America (September 2014)

Advocates for U.S. Torture Prosecutions; International Human Rights Clinic, Dr. Trudy Bond, Prof. Benjamin Davis, Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler

Bi-Level Remedies for Human Rights Violations (Summer 2014)

Gerald L. Neuman; in Harvard International Law Journal

The Human Rights Implications of ‘Killer Robots’ (June 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Jurist

Climate Change Migration & Social Innovation (May 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Harvard College Review of Environment and Society
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Shaking the Foundation: The Human Rights Implications of Killer Robots (May 2014)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Taking on “Killer Robots” (May 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Just Security

The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward (May 2014)

Edited by (former HRP Visiting Fellow) David Marshall; the Human Rights Program Series

Promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels is at the heart of the United Nations’ mission and is a principle embedded throughout the Charter of the United Nations and most constitutions of nation-states. The International Rule of Law Movement critically evaluates rule of law initiatives from a contemporary global perspective. It seeks to fill the gap in knowledge among actors and to explain what has and has not been effective and why. It also proposes better models for promoting justice and the rule of law in fragile states.