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dc.contributor.authorGoldenziel, Jill Iris
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-08T16:45:02Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationGoldenziel, Jill I. 2014. Regulating Human Rights: International Organizations, Flexible Standards, and International Refugee Law. Chicago Journal of International Law 13, no. 2: 453-492.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1529-0816en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:34605057
dc.description.abstractThe bad actor problem, or the puzzle of how to get known human rights violators to improve their practices, is central to human rights scholarship and policy-making. Scholarship has largely focused on understanding how and if state commitments to multilateral international human rights treaties, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, can improve human rights practices. This article reframes the bad actor problem as a regulatory matter, suggesting that international agencies may, under certain conditions, provide a way to get even bad actors to improve their human rights practices. By flexibly interpreting international law, international organizations can use their authority to coordinate state interests, while enhancing the credibility of state commitments and providing valuable legal cover for state actions. I present examples of how international agencies may and have improved human rights practices, focusing on the case of the use of international refugee law during the post-2003 Iraqi refugee crisis in Jordan and Syria. My analysis suggests that traditional scholarly discussion of promoting compliance with international human rights instruments may be misplaced, and that the role of international agencies in regulating human rights deserves further attention.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernmenten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Law Schoolen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1389&context=cjilen_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2243208en_US
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dc.subjectinternational lawen_US
dc.subjectinternational organizationsen_US
dc.subjectrefugeesen_US
dc.subjectinternational refugee lawen_US
dc.subjectIraqen_US
dc.subjectIraq waren_US
dc.subjectinternational administrative lawen_US
dc.subjectregulationen_US
dc.subjectglobal administrative lawen_US
dc.subjectglobal governanceen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugeesen_US
dc.subjectUNHCRen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nationsen_US
dc.subjectUNen_US
dc.subjectIraqi refugeesen_US
dc.titleRegulating Human Rights: International Organizations, Flexible Standards, and International Refugee Lawen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2014-02-05T00:11:24Z
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalChicago Journal of International Lawen_US
dash.depositing.authorGoldenziel, Jill Iris
dc.date.available2018-01-08T16:45:02Z
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dash.contributor.affiliatedGoldenziel, Jill


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