My current research interests focus on regional human rights institutions both comparatively and with a particular reference to the Inter-American human rights system and its capacity to shape domestic human rights politics in Latin America. My further research interests include the relationship between human rights and democratization; judicialization of politics; transitional justice; torture prevention, the international relations of the Americas; human rights, humanitarianism, and foreign policy; theories of international relations, particularly relating to international law and institutions; and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of human rights. To date, my country-specific research has focused, in particular, on Argentina, Brazil and Chile. In addition, I am currently involved in human rights research related to Colombia.

For more information on my research, including papers for download, see my SSRN Author page.

See also my Academia profile

Information on my ongoing research is available on the following pages:

Inter-American Human Rights System

Torture Prevention in Latin America

Transitional justice, conflict and rights

Rising powers and human rights