Studies how victims of human rights violations in Latin America, their families, and their advocates work to overcome entrenched impunity and seek legal justice.
Jeffrey Davis is Chair and Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He has taught human rights law, international law, constitutional law and comparative law for more than ten years and has won several teaching awards. He is the author of Justice across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in US Courts (Cambridge, 2008) and has published articles on human rights accountability, the inter-American human rights system, and judicial decision making. Research for this book was conducted in part while serving as a visiting scholar at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, site of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.