Backlash Against International Courts

This roundtable discussed the causes, consequences and practices of backlash against international human rights courts. What actors are pushing this backlash? How does it affect activists, litigants and victims of rights violations? How are judges and civil society groups accommodating or resisting efforts to undermine international courts? To address these and other issues, the roundtable featured four panelists.



  • Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, and Principal Investigator of the ActInCourts project