Research

My research has broadly focused on human rights law and practice.

My first book manuscript is currently under review by Northern Illinois University Press. It is a history and analysis of American human rights policy during and after World War II, including Washington’s role in helping to craft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Genocide Convention, and early drafts of the Human Rights Covenants. It seeks to answer a central paradox: Why did the United States Government by 1953 cease to support the very human rights instruments it had endorsed in theory since the Atlantic Charter and had played such a central role in drafting at the United Nations?

I have also done primary research on the recovery of Rwanda following the 1994 genocide and how nations in general that have suffered from human rights atrocities can recover in ways that provide accountability to perpetrators and justice to victims.

This is my current C.V.:

Rowly’s C.V.

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