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Helen Stacy, PhD   Download vCard
FSI Senior Fellow at CDDRL; Affiliated Faculty, Stanford School of Law; Europe Center Affiliated Faculty; SCPKU Faculty Fellow Aug-Oct 2013 and Director, Program on Human Rights

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Research Interests
human rights, jurisprudence, comparative law, environmental law

Stacy is a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and affiliated faculty at Stanford Law School. She is also a researcher with the European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute and is associated with the Center for African Studies. As a scholar of international and comparative law, human rights, and legal philosophy, Helen Stacy has produced works analyzing the efficacy of regional courts in promoting human rights, differences in the legal systems of neighboring countries, and the impact of political and social values on legal thinking. Her recent scholarship has focused on how international and regional human rights courts can improve human rights standards while also honoring social, cultural and religious values. Before joining Stanford, Stacy was a senior lecturer at Queensland University of Technology School of Law, a senior prosecutor for the director of public prosecutions in London, and an in-house lawyer for Shell Oil in Australia.



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Justice, truth, reconciliation: When should a nation let the past be past?
Van Zyl was the keynote speaker on a Friday afternoon panel wrestling with transitional justice, truth, reconciliation and religion. He was joined by Helen Stacy, a Stanford scholar in international and comparative law, and history professor James Campbell ...
February 15, 2011 in Stanford University News

Controversial Judge Defends Human Rights At Stanford
South African Justice Richard Goldstone expressed his views on international law regarding civilians in war zones. Helen Stacy, Coordinator of the Program on Human Rights at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, introduced the panelists and the focus of the discussion.
January 21, 2011 in Patch