Machiko Kanetake is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. Her areas of expertise include the interfaces between national and international law, international human rights law, and international organizations law. She has received Ph.D. in Law from Kyoto University. Machiko was previously appointed as a Hauser Visiting Doctoral Researcher of the Global Fellows Program at New York University School of Law, and a Visiting Researcher of the University of Sydney. Her representative publications include: ‘‘The Interfaces between the National and International Rule of Law: A Framework Paper,” in Machiko Kanetake and André Nollkaemper (eds.), The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels: Contestations and Deference (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014, forthcoming). At Harvard, Machiko focused her research on UN human rights treaty-monitoring bodies and their interactions with the national legal order, and assesses normative bases that underpin domestic courts’ engagement with the monitoring bodies’ comments, observations, and views.