Associate Professor of Politics Heidi Haddad teaches courses on international relations, human rights, NGOs, urban development and global governance.
She is the author of The Hidden Hands of Justice: NGOs, Human Rights, and International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which maps and explains different patterns of non-governmental organization (NGO) engagement at three International courts—International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and Court.
Her research has also explored the dynamics of NGO mission expansion, the role of advocacy groups in pressuring for prosecutions of sexual violence at international criminal tribunals, and how and why NGOs act as institution builders to international human rights courts. Her work has been published in Human Rights Review, Journal of Human Rights, and Global Governance. She has also written for the Washington Post Monkey Cage.
Her current research examines how international norms are translated and implemented by cities and sub-national government.
NGO access, participation, and influence at international human rights and criminal courts/tribunals
Organizational structures and strategies of advocacy NGOs
“Judicial Institution Builders: NGOs and International Human Rights Courts” in Charles Anthony Smith, ed. Globalizing Human Rights: Emerging Issues and Approaches (Routledge, 2013). (Reprint of Journal of Human Rights article).