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Helen M. Stacy
Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Coordinator, Program on Human Rights, FSI
Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow, 2009-2010

Helen 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 where she co-ordinates the new Human Rights Program; and a Senior Lecturer as Stanford Law School. Before joining Stanford, Stacy taught at Queensland University of Technology School of Law; and prior to that practiced law as a Barrister and Senior Prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions in London.

As a scholar of international and comparative law, legal philosophy, and human rights, Dr. 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 postmodernism on legal thinking. Her latest book, Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture (Stanford University Press, 2009) focuses on how international and regional human rights courts can improve human rights standards while also honoring social, cultural and religious values.

Further information is available from her website