Courtney Hillebrecht is the Samuel Clark Waugh Professor of International Relations and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She also serves as the Director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs and the Faculty Coordinator for the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community.

Professor Hillebrecht’s book, Domestic Politics and International Human Rights Tribunals: The Problem of Compliance uses a multi-method approach to examine the domestic processes of compliance with the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, arguing that compliance with international tribunals takes place at the nexus of international and domestic politics. Her research also has been published in a variety of academic outlets, including, among others, Democratization, The European Journal of International Relations, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Peace Research.  Professor Hillebrecht is co-PI on a National Science Foundation grant examining the domestic implementation processes of international human rights recommendations and rulings.  In addition, she is Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly as part of the 2019-2023 editorial team and past chair of the International Studies Association Human Rights Section.

Select Publications:

International Criminal Accountability and the Domestic Politics of Resistance: Case Studies from Kenya and LebanonLaw and Society Review (2020) 54: 2, 453-486.

Overlapping International Human Rights Institutions:  Introducing the Women’s Rights Recommendations Digital Database (WR2D2) (with J. Haglund). Journal of Peace Research (2020): Online First.

Domestic Politics and International Human Rights Tribunals: The Problem of Compliance. Cambridge University Press, 2014.