Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A


    In an era where facts are frequently replaced with “alternative” facts, there is a growing need for empirical approaches to the study of law. With the changing role of the U.S. in the global arena, this is especially true in the field of international human rights. How can one country’s compliance with complex human rights treaty obligations be measured and compared with those of other countries? At the intersection of law and social science, human rights indicators involve the translation of legal obligations into quantitative or qualitative metrics, which then allow countries to be compared with one another over time. This panel seeks to contribute to the growing debate over how human rights indicators can and should be used to identify human rights violations and to assess progress with treaty obligations over time.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Date & Time
Speakers
Erika George, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Arlene S. Kanter, Syracuse University College of Law

Sharmila Murthy, Suffolk University Law School

Catherine Powell, Fordham University School of Law

Margaret L. Satterthwaite, New York University School of Law

Beth Simmons, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Session Fees
  • [5270] International Human Rights, Co-Sponsored by Law and the Social Sciences - Empirical Approaches to Human Rights Law and the Rise of 'Indicators' : $0.00
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