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The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a Call for Papers for its program during the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York on Gains and Domestic Hurdles in the Enforcement of International Human Rights Laws

The section program will be on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The program description is below:

The 2014 AALS Section on International Human Rights AALS will focus on specific problems and issues encountered in the enforcement of international human rights laws. Exploration of these issues in specific domestic contexts will help identify ongoing problems and useful approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, children’s rights, reproductive rights, disability rights, prison rights, health care, etc. The goal of the panel is to learn from the failures and successes in various locales so as to increase the rate of meaningful enforcement of these laws. Nancy Northup from the Center for Reproductive Rights will serve as commentator.

Deadline and submission

The deadline to submit a paper is September 15, 2013. Please email submissions, in Word or PDF format to Michele Alexandre and Ford Stuart at; In selecting proposals, priority will be given to new voices in international human rights law. Presentations at various stages of completion will be considered. Decisions will be made in late September.


Papers may have already been accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting. The section has no plans to publish the papers, so individual presenters should continue to seek their own publishers.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact Michele Alexandre (University of Mississippi) at or at 662.915.6858.

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