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Kenneth L. Cain has served as a human rights officer on UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, and Liberia, and as a monitor for the International Human Rights Law Group in Cambodia. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. The author wrote this article while serving as an International Affairs Fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and would like to thank the Council for its research support.

Roger S. Clark, a New Zealander by birth, is Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey. He has taught International Law and Criminal Law there since 1972.

David Leblang is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. His research on political economy of international capital flows and exchange rate fluctuations, property rights, and economic growth has been published in American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, and Political Research Quarterly.

Maria Carmen M. Lemos is an Assistant Research Social Scientist in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. She focuses on the role of state technocrats as policymakers and their relationship with the scientific community, social movements, and service recipients. She now studies environmental policymaking in Brazil and at the US-Mexico border.

Wesley T. Milner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Evansville. His research integrates international political economy and broadly defined aspects of human rights. Currently, he is investigating the impact of increasing globalization on security rights and subsistence rights.

Sara Gavney Moore is a recent graduate of the master’s program in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research interests focus on indigenous rights and policy, perceptions of the natural environment, and environmental history.

Ahmet Içduygu is Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his doctorate from the Australian National University, Australia.

Makau Mutua is a Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Spring 1999 and Associate Professor, SUNY-Buffalo School of Law. He is Director, Human Rights Center, SUNY-Buffalo and Chair of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. The author received his S.J.D. in 1987 from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in 1985 from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in 1984 from University of Dar-es-salaam; and his LL.B. in 1983 from University of Dar-es-salaam.

Ursula O’Hare, born and educated in Belfast, received her LL.B. and LL.M. in Human Rights, Discrimination and Emergency Law from the Queen’s University Belfast. She has held a lectureship at Newcastle Law School since 1992 and was appointed Jean Monnet Chair in European Law & Policy in 1995. The author was part of a research team that investigated the impact of European equality laws in the Member States of the European Union for the Commission of the European Union and has published in the area of human rights and equality law.

L. Amede Obiora teaches at the University of Arizona College of Law.

Arif Payasly;oƒlu is Professor Emeritus from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his Ph.D. from Ankara University.

Steven C. Poe is the Christian Family Professor of Peace Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. He formerly taught at William Penn College. His previous research on human rights-related issues has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Social Science Quarterly, International Interactions, and Human Rights Quarterly. He currently is working on a book length examination of why the human right to physical (or personal) integrity is violated. He may be reached via e-mail at “”


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