Kathryn Sikkink

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.

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Evidence indicates that we should be hopeful—not hopeless—about human rights

November 29, 2017
By: Kathryn Sikkink
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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

November 11, 2016
By: Kathryn Sikkink
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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

February 3, 2015
By: Geoff Dancy & Bridget Marchesi & Florencia Montal & Kathryn Sikkink
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Despite increased criticism against the International Criminal Court, new evidence suggests that the Court may be having a real deterrent impact.