Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 June 2019

280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190910983

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Contentious Compliance

Dissent and Repression under International Human Rights Law

Courtenay R. Conrad and Emily Hencken Ritter

  • Argues human rights treaties affect rights violations and popular dissent actions like protest
  • Uses formal economic models to predict effects, which is rare in studies of either rights violations or international law
  • Offers new findings: 1)human rights treaties alter government violations for the better and 2) treaties affect repression and dissent activities

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