We feel that it has by now become evident what we hope to do with Allegra: to both highlight ongoing debates and create new ones, to experiment with different forms of scholarly representation – and just show the FUN of legal anthropology (and stuff)! Whereas all of our other categories ‘rock’ already, we admit to being a bit slow with ‘Publications’. This is not due to laziness or lack of consideration, rather the opposite. For this is a tricky nut to crack: just how do we navigate the avalanche of new things that keep on appearing all the time, all the time?! Trying to cover everything is impossible, and even a sensible overview would require almost full-time preoccupation.
And of course there is also the question: just what do we focus on? Existing publishing venues or the various experiments that are budding around us discussed among others by Tim Ingold? Admittedly, a fixed answer is unlikely, and instead we foresee ourselves progressing in the road of experiment – of highlighting the occasional new publication, of introducing a classic text, of discussing fresh takes on reviews – such as the great experiment ‘Page 99‘. And also, throwing in the occasional bibliography from on ongoing project.
This time we offer you the last alternative. Please find below a bibliography connected to the project introduced via fieldnotes over the past weeks, focussing on (yet making no claims for comprehensiveness):
Human Rights (Law), Human Rights Monitoring, the UN Human Rights Framework & UN Treaty Bodies (published after 2000)
Alston, Philip, ed. Non-State Actors and Human Rights. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.
Alston, Philip, and James Crawford, eds. The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Alston, Philip, and Frederic Megret, eds. The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal. Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Annan, Kofi. The Circle of Empowerment: Twenty-five Years of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Edited by Hanna Schopp-Schilling and Cees Flinterman. The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2007.
Bassiouni, M. Cherif, and William A. Schabas, eds. New Challenges for the UN Human Rights Machinery: What Future for the UN Treaty Body System and the Human Rights Council Procedures? Intersentia, 2011.
Bayefsky, Anne F. The UN Human Rights Treaty System in the 21st Century. Kluwer Law International, 2000.
Bayefsky, Anne Fruma. How to Complain to the UN Human Rights Treaty System. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003.
Bornstein, Erica, and Peter Redfield. Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism Between Ethics and Politics. Edited by Erica Bornstein and Peter Redfield. SAR Press, 2011.
Brysk, Alison. Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy. Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
Brysk, Alison, and Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, eds. From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Butler, Clark, ed. Child Rights: The Movement, International Law, and Opposition. Purdue University Press, 2012.
Calhoun, Craig. Nations Matter: Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream. 1st ed. Routledge, 2007.
Cassese, The Late Antonio. Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Nouwen, Sarah M. H: Complementarity in the Line of Fire: The Catalyzing effect of the International Court on Uganda and Sudan. Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming)
Coomans, F., and Menno Tjeerd Kamminga. Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties. Intersentia nv, 2004.
Crawford, James. The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Crawford, James, and Martti Koskenniemi, eds. The Cambridge Companion to International Law. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte. Who Believes in Human Rights?: Reflections on the European Convention. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte, and Tobias Kelly, eds. Paths to International Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Douzinas, Costas. Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism. New edition. Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.
———. The End of Human Rights: Critical Legal Thought at the Turn of the Century. Hart Publishing, 2000.
Egan, Suzanne. The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Law and Procedure. Bloomsbury Professional, 2011.
Fassin, Didier, and Mariella Pandolfi, eds. Contemporary States of Emergency: The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions. Zone Books, 2010.
Freedman, Rosa. The United Nations Human Rights Council: A Critique and Early Assessment. Routledge, 2013.
Freeman, Marsha A., Christine Chinkin, and Beate Rudolf. The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Garsten, Christina, and Monica Lindh De Montoya, eds. Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions. Edward Elgar Pub, 2008.
Gearty, Conor. Liberty and Security. Polity Press, 2013.
Gearty, Conor, and Costas Douzinas, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights Law. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Glasius, Marlies. “Do International Criminal Courts Require Democratic Legitimacy?” European Journal of International Law 23, no. 1 (February 1, 2012): 43–66. doi:10.1093/ejil/chr104.
Goodale, Mark, ed. Human Rights at the Crossroads. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Goodhart, Michael, ed. Human Rights: Politics and Practice. Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
Goodhart, Michael. Human Rights: Politics and Practice. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, USA, 2013.
Hafner-Burton, Emilie M. Forced to Be Good: Why Trade Agreements Boost Human Rights. Cornell University Press, 2009.
———. Making Human Rights a Reality. Princeton University Press, 2013.
Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia. Human Rights in Action: Learning Expert Knowledge. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2010.
Higgins, Rosalyn. Themes and Theories: Selected Essays, Speeches and Writings in International Law. Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
Hollis, Duncan B. The Oxford Guide to Treaties. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Hopgood, Stephen. Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International. annotated edition. Cornell University Press, 2006.
Joachim, Jutta, and Birgit Locher, eds. Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU: A Comparative Study. 1st ed. Routledge, 2008.
Joachim, Jutta M. Agenda Setting, the UN, and NGOs: Gender Violence and Reproductive Rights. Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Jolly, Richard, Louis Emmerij, Dharam Ghai, and Frédéric Lapeyre. UN Contributions to Development Thinking and Practice. Indiana University Press, 2004.
Joseph, Sarah, Jenny Schultz, and Melissa Castan. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary. Oxford University Press, 2000.
———. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Materials, and Commentary. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.
Seibert-Fohr, Anja ed: Judicial Independence in Transition. Springer-lit, 2012.
Kalin, Walter, and Jorg Kunzli. The Law of International Human Rights Protection. Oxford University Press, USA, 2010.
Kamminga, Menno T., and Martin Scheinin, eds. The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law. Oxford University Press, USA, 2009.
Keller, Helen, and Geir Ulfstein, eds. UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Law and Legitimacy. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Kelly, Tobias. This Side of Silence: Human Rights, Torture, and the Recognition of Cruelty. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Koskenniemi, Martti. From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
———. The Politics of International Law. Hart Publishing, 2011.
Krommendijk, Jasper. Just “A Little UN Committee” or Important Policy Driver? The Impact and Effectiveness of the CEDAW Committee in New Zealand. SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, February 22, 2013. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2216605.
———. “The (Non) Implementation of Recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in the Netherlands Explained.” Perspectives on European Politics and Society 13, no. 4 (2012): 462–479.
Kruckenberg, Lena J. The UNreal World of Human Rights: An Ethnography of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Nomos Publishers, 2012.
Langford, Malcolm, Wouter Vandenhole, Martin Scheinin, and Willem van Genugten, eds. Global Justice, State Duties: The Extraterritorial Scope of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
———. Global Justice, State Duties: The Extraterritorial Scope of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Mattei, Ugo, and Laura Nader. Plunder: When the Rule of Law Is Illegal. 1st ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
Mazower, Mark. No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations. First Edition. Princeton University Press, 2009.
Megret, Frederic. The United Nations and Human Rights: A Critical Appraisal. Edited by Philip Alston. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
Merry, Sally Engle. Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice. University Of Chicago Press, 2006.
Mertus, Julie. The United Nations and Human Rights: A Guide for a New Era. Routledge, 2009.
Möller, Jakob Th. International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms: Essays in Honour of Jakob Th. Möller. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009.
Möller, Jakob Th, and Alfred de Zayas. United Nations Human Rights Committee Case Law 1977-2008: A Handbook. 1st ed. Engel, Norbert P, 2009.
Mosse, David, ed. Adventures in Aidland: The Anthropology of Professionals in International Development. Berghahn Books, 2011.
Mosse, David. Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. 1st Edition. Pluto Press, 2004.
Mosse, David, and David Lewis, eds. The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in International Development. Pluto Press, 2005.
Moyn, Samuel. The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History. Reprint. Belknap Press, 2012.
Nash, Kate. “Human Rights, Movements and Law: On Not Researching Legitimacy.” Sociology 46, no. 5 (October 1, 2012): 797–812. doi:10.1177/0038038512451528.
———. The Cultural Politics of Human Rights. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Niezen, Ronald. Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Normand, Roger, and Sarah Zaidi. Human Rights at the UN: The Political History of Universal Justice. Indiana University Press, 2008.
O’Flaherty, Michael. Human Rights and the UN: Practice Before the Treaty Bodies. 1st ed. Springer, 2002.
O’Flaherty, Michael, ed. The Human Rights Field Operation: Law, Theory and Practice. New edition. Ashgate Pub Co, 2007.
O’Flaherty, Michael, and George Ulrich. The Professional Identity of the Human Rights Field Officer. Edited by Michael O’Flaherty and George Ulrich. Ashgate, 2010.
O’Flaherty, Zdzislaw Kedzia, Amrei Müller, and George Ulrich Michael. Human Rights Diplomacy: Contemporary Perspectives. Martinus Nijhoff. 2011. Martinus Nijhoff, 2011.
Odello, Marco, and Francesco Seatzu. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Law, Process and Practice. Routledge, 2012.
Oestreich, Joel E. Power and Principle: Human Rights Programming in International Organizations. Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Orford, Anne. International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Piccone, Ted. Catalysts for Change: How the U.N.’s Independent Experts Promote Human Rights. Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
Rodley, Nigel S. “United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the Commission on Human Rights–Complementarity or Competition?” Human Rights Quarterly 25, no. 4 (2003): 882–908. doi:10.1353/hrq.2003.0051.
Scheinin, Martin. “The Proposed Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Blueprint for UN Human Rights Treaty Body Reform—Without Amending the Existing Treaties.” Human Rights Law Review 6, no. 1 (January 1, 2006): 131–142. doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngi035.
Shelton, Dinah, ed. Commitment and Compliance: The Role of Non-Binding Norms in the International Legal System. Oxford University Press, USA, 2003.
Simmons, Beth A. Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Stone, Matthew, Illan rua Wall, and Costas Douzinas, eds. New Critical Legal Thinking: Law and the Political. Birkbeck Law Press, 2012.
Tyagi, Yogesh. The UN Human Rights Committee: Practice and Procedure. 1st ed. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Vandenhole, Wouter. The Procedures Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Divergence or Convergence? Intersentia, 2004.
Waldorf, Lars. “Anticipating the Past Transitional Justice and Socio-Economic Wrongs.” Social & Legal Studies 21, no. 2 (June 1, 2012): 171–186.
Weller, Marc. Universal Minority Rights: A Commentary on the Jurisprudence of International Courts and Treaty Bodies. Oxford University Press, USA, 2008.
Williams, Paul D., ed. Security Studies: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2012.
Wilson, Richard A. The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: Legitimizing the Post-Apartheid State. Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Wilson, Richard Ashby, and Richard D. Brown, eds. Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Young, Kirsten A. The Law and Process of the U.N. Human Rights Committee. Hotei Publishing, 2002.
Cowan, Jane (2013) From External Supervision to Audit Culture: Towards a Genealogy of International Oversight of Rights. In: The Gloss of Harmony. Pluto Press. (In Press)
Merry, Sally Engle: The Seductions of Quantification: Human Rights and the Rise of Indicator Culture.