Alexandra Huneeus, a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the Scholarly Papers competition sponsored by the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), which announced the winner this December.
The award, open nationally to law faculty who have taught five or fewer years, recognizes the year’s best original research or major developments in previously reported research. A panel of ten distinguished law scholars, reviewing entries on an anonymous basis, selected Huneeus’ paper from more than 70 submissions.
Huneeus' paper, “International Criminal Law by Other Means: The Quasi-Criminal Jurisdiction of the Human Rights Bodies,” examines the jurisdiction exercised by human rights bodies, such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, in the prosecution of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. She argues that these regional bodies can act as a complement, and sometimes as an alternative, to the work of the international criminal courts.
Huneeus’s paper was featured on a special panel at the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans in January.
Huneeus has written extensively on international law, comparative law and human rights law. At UW Law School, she teaches public international law, international human rights, sociology of law and Latin American law.
Before joining the UW Law faculty in 2007, Huneeus was a fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She received her Ph.D. and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Submitted by Law School News on February 1, 2013
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