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The Logic of Transitional Justice and State Repression: The Effects of Human Rights Prosecutions in Post-Conflict States.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Jul2022, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p1091-1118. 28p.

Abstract:Human rights prosecutions addressing wartime crimes are often credited with deterring future rights abuses, but routinely occur alongside state repression. This article develops a theory of how such prosecutions generate uneven effects across domestic ...

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Measuring Human Rights Abuse from Access to Information Requests.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Feb2022, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p357-384. 28p.

Abstract:Existing measures of human rights abuses are often only available at the country-year level. Several more fine-grained measures exhibit spatio-temporal inaccuracies or reporting biases due to the primary sources upon which they rely. To address these c...

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Conceptualizing and Measuring Institutional Variation in National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. May2021, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p1010-1033. 24p.

Abstract:A wealth of literature argues that domestic institutions can sometimes restrain government repression. In this article, we highlight an institution tasked specifically with protecting and promoting human rights: the National Human Rights Institution (N...

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Why No Justice for Past Repression? Militaries and Human Rights Organizations in Post-Authoritarian States.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Apr2021, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p759-787. 29p.

Abstract:Do human rights organizations (HROs) aid the consolidation of democracy in post-authoritarian states? It is often argued that these groups contribute to accountability for past repression. Yet HROs can have unintended consequences if they threaten the ...

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The Political Costs of Abusing Human Rights: International Cooperation in Extraordinary Rendition.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Feb2021, Vol. 65 Issue 2/3, p255-282. 28p.

Abstract:From 2001 to 2005, over a quarter of all countries in the world cooperated in a secret rendition network that enabled the transfer of CIA terrorist suspects to secret detention sites. While governments in some states have not been punished for particip...

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Join the Chorus, Avoid the Spotlight: The Effect of Neighborhood and Social Dynamics on Human Rights Organization Shaming.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Jan2019, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p167-193. 27p.

Abstract:Which countries are likely to be ignored for their human rights abuses? This article focuses on one particular way that cases of human rights abuse might be overlooked by human rights organizations (HROs): the relative visibility of the state's abusive...

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Exploring the Universe of UN Human Rights Agreements.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Apr2018, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p871-899. 29p.

Abstract:The international human rights (HR) regime is vast and complex. Yet, most of what we know about it draws from a handful of agreements, often chosen for their prominence and/or perceived centrality to the HR project. This article argues that HR research...

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The Effect of US Troop Deployments on Human Rights.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Nov2017, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p2020-2042. 23p.

Abstract:US noninvasion troops deployed abroad often try to promote greater respect for human rights in the host country. The host country, having an incentive to retain the troop presence, may choose to comply with these requests. We argue that this effect wil...

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Export Diversity and Human Rights.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Sep2017, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p1740-1767. 28p.

Abstract:In this article, I synthesize a number of recent studies exploring how exports affect human rights, highlighting a common implication that this relationship is conditional on how exports are associated with leaders' relative costs of repression and acc...

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Why Does the United States Intervene Abroad? Democracy, Human Rights Violations, and Terrorism.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Journal of Conflict Resolution. Aug2016, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p899-926. 28p.

Abstract:Democracy, human rights, and terrorism are major foreign policy issues. However, among these issues, what do the US leaders care about the most? This study assesses the degree to which Washington responds militarily to threats to democratic institution...

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