13 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2011
Date Written: November 21, 2011
These comments address some theoretical, empirical, and normative claims made by Beth Simmons in her book, Mobilizing for Human Rights. The empirical heart of the book is rigorous, but because of the shallowness of the data and the limits of the empirical methodology, the implications for human rights law are narrow and to a large extent ambiguous.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Posner, Eric A., Some Skeptical Comments on Beth Simmons's 'Mobilizing for Human Rights' (November 21, 2011). U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 369. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962769 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1962769