Human Rights between Jurisprudence and Social Science

IAHRN scholar Dr. Alexandra Huneeus (Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin) has published a new article entitled ‘Human Rights between Jurisprudence and Social Science’ in the latest edition of the Leiden Journal of International Law. The abstract and article link are included below.

Article Abstract:

“This article argues that human rights law – which mediates between claims about universal human nature, on the one hand, and hard-fought political battles, on the other – is in particular need of a richer exchange between jurisprudential approaches and social science theory and methods. Using the example of the Inter-American Human Rights System, the article calls for more human rights scholarship with a new realist sensibility. It demonstrates in what ways legal and social science scholarship on human rights law both stand to improve through sustained, thoughtful exchange.”

To read the full article please visit the journal page.

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