Associate Professor of Politics
Pomona College

Areas of Expertise 
Human Rights, International Criminal Court, International Law, International Non-Governmental Organizations

Heidi Nichols Haddad is an Associate Professor of Politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She is the author of The Hidden Hands of Justice: NGOs, Human Rights, and International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which comprehensively maps and explains variation in non-governmental organization (NGO) participation across three international courts— the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and Court.

Her research has also explored the dynamics of NGO mission expansion, the role of advocacy groups in pressuring for rape prosecutions at international criminal tribunals, and how and why NGOs act as institution builders to international human rights courts. Her work has been published in Human Rights Review, Journal of Human Rights, and Global Governance.

Recent Publications
The Hidden Hands of Justice: NGOs, Human Rights, and International Courts. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
“After the Norm Cascade: NGO Mission Expansion and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).” Global Governance 19(2) (2013): 187-206.

“Judicial Institution Builders: NGOs and International Human Rights Courts.” Journal of Human Rights 11(1) (2012): 126-149.

“Mobilizing the Will to Prosecute: Crimes of Rape at the Yugoslav and Rwandan Tribunals.” Human Rights Review 12(1) (2011): 109-132.

Updated, January 2019