• African Sub-Regional Approaches to Human Rights, in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Human Rights Law (Neha Jain & Mila Versteeg ed., forthcoming) (with Jo Um Eom)
  • State Silence in the European Human Rights System, in The Silence of States Across International Law (Danae Azaria, ed., forthcoming) (with Olivia C. Daniels)
  • The Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Using the Tools of IP law to Advance Human Rights, in Improving Intellectual Property Law (Susy Frankel et al., eds., forthcoming)
  • Treaty Withdrawals in a Turbulent World: A Retrospective on “Exiting Treaties” , in Leading Works in International Law (Donna Lyons, ed., forthcoming)

Works in Progress

  • Overseeing Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of the Facebook Oversight Board () (with Molly Land)


Articles & Essays

Issues Edited

  • Special Section: Judicializing International Relations, 63 International Studies Quarterly (No. 3, ) (with others)
  • The Variable Authority of International Courts, 79 Law & Contemporary Problems (No. 1, ) (co-editor with Karen J. Alter & Mikael Rask Madsen)
  • Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law Proceedings () (with Rae Lindsay)

Newspaper Articles and Commentary

  • Russia and the European Human Rights System: Doing the Right Thing … but for the Right Legal Reason?, EJIL:Talk! () (with Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou)
  • Is the Facebook Oversight Board an International Human Rights Tribunal?, Lawfare () (with Molly K. Land)
  • The Brexit Decision and Its Implications for U.S. Debates Over Treaty Withdrawal, Lawfare () (with Curtis Bradley)
  • Avoiding a Rush to Exit -- Article 50 and the UK's Withdrawal from the EU, Opinio Juris ()
  • Op-Ed., Basic Liberties: U.S. Trails the World on Gay Rights, International Herald Tribune (, at 16)
  • Op - Ed., Not Leading the World But Following It, New York Times (, at A25)
  • Letter to the Editor, Reviving the United Nations, Washington Post (, at A34)
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Laurence R. Helfer

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Assistant: Marlen Iraheta
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