In her latest book, The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibilities (Yale University Press), Kathryn Sikkink puts forward a framework of rights and responsibilities; moving beyond the language of rights that has come to dominate scholarship and activism, she makes the case that human rights cannot be truly implemented unless we also recognise that there are corresponding obligations to implement those rights.
July 2020. GrowthPolicy’s Devjani Roy interviewed Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, on the future of human rights, electoral reforms, and Uruguay’s successful response to COVID-19. | Click here for more interviews like this one.
Kathryn Sikkink along with Carrie Booth Walling's recent Op-Ed in the New York Times regarding the silence of the UN Security Council on the current COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for a global response.
Kathrynk Sikkink's most recent article, for Open Global Rights, speaks on our collective right to health in the current pandemic situation, and the need to balance our individual rights with collective responsibilities.