My research focuses on the following areas:

  • Children's rights
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Children and the Law
  • Public Health

Current research projects:

  • Human Rights in Children's Literature
  • Human Rights Education
  • Public Health Approach to Human Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking in Supply Chains
  • Legal and Cultural Constructs of Childhood

Publications

Books

Book Chapters and Other Collected Works

  • “Children’s Rights and Women’s Rights: Interrelated and Interdependent.” In Handbook of Children’s Rights: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Martin Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali, and Michael Freeman, eds., New York: Routledge, 2017). 
  • “Article 8: Preservation of a Child’s Identity” in U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (Philip Alston and John Tobin eds., International Law Commentaries Series, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) (second author, with John Tobin)
  • “Health and Human Rights” in Oxford Bibliographies (Public Health) (David McQueen ed., Oxford University Press, January 2014; revised edition 2017)
  • At the Crossroads: Children’s Rights and the U.S. Governmentin Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism (Shareen Hertel & Kathryn Libal eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • "A Human Rights Approach to Preventing Sex Trafficking of Childrenin Child Slavery Now: A Contemporary Reader (Gary Craig ed., Policy Press, 2010)
    • Book voted joint winner of the Most Important Book of the Year by Policy Press, February 2011 (The award is given to the book which could make the biggest contribution to positive social change)
  • “Analyzing the Opposition to U.S. Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child” in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child:  An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Jonathan Todres, Mark Wojcik & Cris Revaz eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2006) 
  • “The Right to Health under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child” in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child:  An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Jonathan Todres, Mark Wojcik & Cris Revaz eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2006) 
  • “The Optional Protocols to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Impact of U.S. Ratification” in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child:  An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Jonathan Todres, Mark Wojcik & Cris Revaz eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2006) (with Cris Revaz)
  • “What the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Abortion and Family Planning” in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child:  An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Jonathan Todres, Mark Wojcik & Cris Revaz eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2006)  (lead author, with Louise Howe)
  • “Overview” in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child:  An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Jonathan Todres, Mark Wojcik & Cris Revaz eds., Brill Academic Publishers, 2006)  (lead author, with Mark Wojcik and Cris Revaz)

Scholarly articles in peer review and law journals

Selected Shorter Publications

  • "Human Trafficking and the Private Sector: A Role for Corporate Counsel," International Law News 42(4): 18-20 (ABA Section of International Law, Fall 2013)
  • "A Public Health Approach to Human Trafficking," Global Eye on Human Trafficking, 12: 10-11 (International Organization for Migration, April 2013)
  • "Human Trafficking: A Global Problem with a Local Impact," Georgia Bar Journal, 17: 12-19 (June 2012) (lead author, with Michael Baumrind)
  • "Family Integrity and Children’s Rights: A U.N. Convention Perspective," Human Rights, 36(3): 20 (Summer 2009)
  • "Lawyers and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," International Law News, 38: 12-13 (ABA Section of International Law, Winter 2009)
  • "Council of Europe Addresses Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children," International Law News, 37(2): 15-17 (ABA Section of International Law, Spring 2008)
  • "U.S. Is Sole Holdout over U.N. Child Advocacy Post," National Law Journal, Feb. 25, 2008, at S3
  • "International Health Law," International Lawyer, 41(2): 629-642 (2007) (lead author, with Laurel Hyle & Elizabeth Sepper)
  • "The U.S. View of the Convention on the Rights of the Child—Time for Reconsideration," Children’s Rights Litigation, 8(4): 1, 3-6 (Fall 2006) (lead author, with Howard Davidson)
  • "Human Rights, the Plight of Children Orphaned by AIDS, and the U.S. Response," International Law News, 35(3): 13-14 (ABA Section of International Law, Summer 2006)
  • "International Health Law," International Lawyer, 40:  453-466 (2006) (lead author, with Pamela Marcogliese & Laurel Hyle)
  • "Combating Trafficking of Persons," International Law News, 34(3): 1, 8-9 (Summer 2005)
    • Selected for and reprinted in the “Best of ABA Sections” issue of GPSolo, Vol 23 pp 36-37, 44 (Mar. 2006)
  • "Health Law Gets a More Global Focus," National Law Journal, July 4, 2005, at S1, S5
  • "International Health Law," International Lawyer, 39: 503-516 (2005) (lead author, with Pamela Marcogliese) 
  • "International Human Rights," International Lawyer, 37: 597-608 (2003) (with Mark Wojcik et al.)
  • "Law Permitting World War II Slave Labor Victims to Sue Held Unconstitutional: Deutsch v. Turner Corp.," International Law News, 32(2): 22 (ABA Section of International Law, Spring 2003)
  • "The Challenge of Creating ‘A World Fit for Children’," Human Rights Brief, 10: 18-21 (Fall 2002)
  • "Extradition," New York State Bar Association’s “On the Case” Series (Nov. 15, 2002)
  • "UN Holds Special Session on Children," International Law News, 31: 6 (Summer 2002)
  • "ABA Takes Part in UN Special Session on Children," Family Advocate, 25: 45 (Summer 2002)
  • "The International Community’s 'Duty', rather than 'Right', to Intervene," Peace Matters 3: 9 (Hague Appeal for Peace, Jan. 2000)