A Measure of Justice

July 11, 2016
Kathryn Sikkink

In a new feature story in the Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Kathryn Sikkink's work on documenting human rights violations is examined in depth.

"Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, has devoted her career to addressing that question and the one that follows from it: How can human rights abuses be prevented? Over the past 40 years, she has tracked an evolving, relatively new norm she calls the “justice cascade,” which has increased accountability for human rights offenders, a recent example being the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. In the process, her work has contributed to growing awareness of a global reality that makes the possibility of justice a potential deterrent to future abuses."

Read the full article in the HKS Magazine.