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Gwilym David Blunt is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also a fellow of Corpus Christi College.

Eva Brems is a Professor of Human Rights Law at Ghent University. She thanks Evgenia Antoniadou for research assistance on the reception of the Achbita ruling.

Valentina Carraro is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Maastricht University. Her work has previously been published in European Integration online Papers (EIoP).

Saïla Ouald Chaib is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University.

Emma Gilligan received a Ph.D. in Russian History at the University of Melbourne, Australia and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Chicago from 2003 to 2006. During this time, she completed her book Defending Human Rights in Russia: Sergei Kovalyov, Dissident and Human Rights Commissioner, 1969–1996 (Routledge, 2004). This book traces the evolution of the Soviet human rights movement from the 1960s in Moscow to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Her second book, Terror In Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War (Princeton University Press, 2010), examines the war crimes committed by Russian soldiers against the civilian population of Chechnya. The study places the conflict in Chechnya within the international discourse on humanitarian intervention in the 1990s and the rise of nationalism in Russia. Gilligan is the author of articles for the Chicago Tribune, including the article “Why there is no Peace in Chechnya” (2005), and “US Loses High Ground on Human Rights” (2006) in the International Herald Tribune. She has appeared on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and Radio Liberty. She teaches courses on the history of human rights and genocide after the Second World War at Indiana University.

Corina Heri is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Zurich and a visiting scholar at Ghent University. Her research is supported by grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Janggen-Pöhn Foundation.

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann’s latest book is State Food Crimes (2016). She is currently at work on her next book, tentatively titled In Defense of Universal Human Rights.

Lutz Oette is Senior Lecturer in Law at SOAS, University of London. He is the coauthor of Ilias Bantekas and Lutz Oette, International Human Rights Law and Practice (2d ed. Cambridge University Press, 2016). [End Page 1010]

Jean H. Quataert is Professor of History and Co-editor of the Journal of Women’s History. A German women’s historian by training, she published many articles and books on such topics as the German Social Democratic Women’s Movement; socialism and feminism; protoindustrial household labor; and gender and nationalism. For over a decade, she has turned to research in transnational histories, notably writing on human rights history and international law. She currently is co-editing, with Lora Wildenthal, the Routledge History of Human Rights and working on a monograph of the Geneva Conventions and their gendered impact on domestic and international societies from 1863 to 1923.

David Sloss is a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. He is the author of The Death of Treaty Supremacy: An Invisible Constitutional Change (OUP 2016), co-editor of International Law in the US Supreme Court: Continuity and Change (CUP 2011), and editor of The Role of Domestic Courts in Treaty Enforcement: A Comparative Study (CUP 2009). The two most recent books received book awards from the American Society of International Law. Sloss has published numerous articles on the history of US foreign affairs law and the judicial enforcement of treaties in domestic courts. Professor Sloss received his B.A. from Hampshire College, his M.P.P. from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He taught for nine years at Saint Louis University School of Law. Before he was a law professor, he clerked for Judge Joseph T. Sneed of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an associate for Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. He also spent nine years in the federal government, where he worked on East-West arms control negotiations and nuclear proliferation issues.

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