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Helen Stacy

Bio
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.
Academic Appointments: 
Honors and Awards: 
Faculty Fellow, Stanford University at Peking University (2013)
Faculty Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University (2009)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. (1996-1997)
Doctoral scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (1992)
Education: 
Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide, Australia (1980)
Graduate Diploma Legal Practice, University of South Australia, Australia (1981)
Doctor of Philosophy (Law), Griffith University, Australia (1995)
Academic and Contact Information
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Research & Scholarship
Projects: 
Stanford Project on Cross-border Human Trafficking: China, Myanmar, Thailand
Title: 
Stanford Project on Cross-border Human Trafficking: China, Myanmar, Thailand
Detail: 

This research is a multidisciplinary study of human migration and human trafficking along China’s shared border with Myanmar and neighboring Thailand, with an emphasis on trafficking of children, bride trafficking, and unsafe labor migration among women and other especially vulnerable groups. Our research provides a detailed examination of the legislative, policy, and agency responses from China, Myanmar and Thailand’s governments as they institute anti-trafficking measures to combat human trafficking across their borders.

Location

China, Myanmar, Thailand

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Teaching
Courses Taught: 
Academic Year: 
2014-15
Independent Study Courses: 
Graduate Directed Reading
EASTASN 300 (Spr)
Graduate Independent Study
MTL 398 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Qualifying Paper
MTL 390 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Reading for Orals
MTL 399 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Senior Thesis
INTNLREL 198 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Academic Year: 
2013-14
Courses: 
Independent Study Courses: 
Graduate Directed Reading
EASTASN 300 (Spr)
Graduate Independent Study
MTL 398 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Qualifying Paper
MTL 390 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Reading for Orals
MTL 399 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Senior Thesis
INTNLREL 198 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Academic Year: 
2011-12
Courses: 
New Global Human Rights
INTNLREL 144 (Sum)
Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Colloquium
INTNLREL 110, IPS 271, POLISCI 204, POLISCI 304 (Win)
Independent Study Courses: 
Graduate Directed Reading
EASTASN 300 (Spr)
Graduate Independent Study
MTL 398 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Qualifying Paper
MTL 390 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Reading for Orals
MTL 399 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
Senior Thesis
INTNLREL 198 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Publications
Economic Justice: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives Lee, W. C. edited by Stacy, H. Springer. 2012
The Human Rights Problem Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture Stacy , H. 2011
Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture Stacy , H. Stanford University Press. 2009
Humanitarian Intervention and Relation Sovereignty Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary Challenges to Just War Theory Stacy , H. Springer . 2006
Human Rights and the Ethic of Listening Universal Human Rights: Moral Order in a Divided World Stacy , H. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.. 2005
Relational sovereignty Stacy, H. STANFORD UNIV, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL. 2003: 2029-2059
Western Triumphalism: The Crisis of Human Rights in the Global Era Macquarie Law Journal Stacy , H. 2002; 2
Postmodernism and Law: Jurisprudence in a Fragmenting World Stacy , H. Ashgate Pub Ltd. 2001
Beyond the Adversarial System edited by Stacy, H., Lavarch, M. Federation Press . 1999