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The Difference Law Makes: Research Design, Institutional Design, and Human Rights

  • Ryan Goodman (a1)



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1 Heyns, Christof & Viljoen, Frans, The Impact of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties on the Domestic Level, 23 Hum. Rts. Q. 483 (2001).

2 For a more extensive discussion of this argument, see Goodman, Ryan & Jinks, Derek, Measuring the Effects of Human Rights Treaties, 13 Eur. J. Int’l L. 171 (2003).

3 See Epstein, Lee & King, Gary, The Rules of Inference, 69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1 (2002) (discussing these types of errors in empirical legal scholarship).

4 See, e.g., Hathaway, Oona A., Do Human Rights Treaties Make a Difference?, 111 Yale L. J. 1935 (2002), at 1968.

5 Keith, Linda Camp, The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Does it Make a Difference in Human Rights Behavior?, 36 J. Peace Res. 95, 105 (1999).

6 Goodman, Ryan & Jinks, Derek, How to Influence States: Socialization and International Human Rights Law, 54 Duke L. J. (forthcoming 2004).

7 See, e.g., Hathaway, supra note 1, at 2023-25; and Anne F. Bayefsky, The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Universality At the Crossroads (2001).

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