Kathryn Sikkink is a Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota and the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.Espanol | French |
Evidence indicates that we should be hopeful—not hopeless—about human rights
We compare our current human rights situation not to the past but to an imagined ideal world, and thus we always fall short.
International pressure on US human rights matters now more than ever
Domestic politics are important, but we need international human rights law in the United States now more than ever.
The ICC’s deterrent impact – what the evidence shows
Despite increased criticism against the International Criminal Court, new evidence suggests that the Court may be having a real deterrent impact.