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.
Brief of Amici Curiae Retired U.S. Military Commanders and Law of War Scholars in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants (October 2018)
Brief of Current and Former U.N. Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (October 2018)
The Ambitions of Muslim Family Law Reform (October 2018)
Humanitarian Disarmament Conference Summary (October 2018)
Human Rights, Treaties, and International Legitimacy (October 2018)
Political Legitimacy and Private Governance of Human Rights: Community-Business Social Contracts and Constitutional Moments (October 2018)
Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder brings together respected scholars from diverse disciplines to examine a trio of key concepts that help to stabilize states and the international order. While used pervasively by philosophers, legal scholars, and politicians, the precise content of these concepts is disputed, and they face new challenges in the conditions of disorder brought by the twenty-first century. This volume will explore the interrelationships and possible tensions between human rights, democracy, and legitimacy, from the philosophical, legal, and political perspectives; as well as the role of these concepts in addressing particular problems such as economic inequality, catastrophic risks posed by new technologies, access to health care, regional governance, and responses to mass migration. Made up of essays arising from an interdisciplinary symposium convened at Harvard Law School in 2016, this volume will examine how these trusted concepts may bring order to the global community.