The fight to promote universal human rights and justice is deliberate and ongoing—in the United States and around the world. Our scholars work to further global justice through theory, policy and practice.
Professor Kathryn Sikkink, based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, has devoted her career to addressing the question: How can human rights abuses be prevented? Over the past 40 years, she has tracked an evolving, relatively new norm she calls the “justice cascade,” which has increased accountability for human rights offenders, a recent example being the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.
The course is focused on the morality of war in world politics. The primary analytical lens is the classical “Just-War” ethic, viewed from a historical and contemporary perspective. The ethic is tested by the tradition of non-violence and by the natu
A report co-authored by Jacqueline Bhabha describes the child sexual abuse and exploitation among migrants who are stalled in Greece. The crowded, makeshift holding camps, unstaffed at night and with inadequate lighting are easy targets for lone men and those associated with criminal gangs to prey on children left unattended.