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July 31, 2013 11:33 AM Too Much Human Rights Work?

Over at Foreign Affairs, Jacob Mchangama and Guglielmo Verdirame argue that international human rights institutions have proliferated to the extent that they have become counter-productive: If human rights were a currency, its value would be in free fall, thanks to a gross inflation in...

By Erik Voeten

June 24, 2013 12:00 PM Do Human Rights Treaties Work?

One of the weirder findings of the recent political science literature is that states which sign up to human rights treaties are more likely, not less, to commit human rights abuses. This is hard to explain. In a new article...

By Henry Farrell