Book Launch: Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights
, 17:30 – 19:00
Academics; Alumni; Prospective students; Public; Staff; Students
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The Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the International Law and Affairs Group (ILAG) are pleased to invite you to the presentation of Dr Nina Reiners’ book, Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2021). The book is the 2022 winner of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) biennial book award.
Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions analyses the role and impact of informal collaborations in the UN human rights treaty bodies. The book dives beneath the surface of the formal access, procedures, and actors of the UN system to reveal how independent experts and external collaborators play a key role in the development of human rights. Focusing on such fundamental rights as the right to life, the right to water, and the right to food, the book investigates the influence of NGO-affiliated and independent experts in the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Dr Nina Reiners works in the interdisciplinary research group “International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?” at Free University Berlin and is a research associate at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva. Her research broadly engages questions in international law, human rights, and social justice.
The discussant is Dr Theresa Squatrito, an Assistant Professor in International Organizations at the London School of Economics and an associated researcher at PluriCourts—Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order at the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on the institutional design, performance, and legitimacy of international organisations and international courts.
The event will be chaired by Dr Kseniya Oksamytna (Department of International Politics, City, University of London).