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 sexual exploitation of child migrants

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.