Tara Jane Melish

Professor; Director of the Buffalo Human Rights Center

Research Focus: Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Adjudication Standards

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Contact Information

525 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-2257
Email: tmelish@buffalo.edu

Faculty Assistant: Cheryl Jones

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Books

PROTECTING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN THE INTER-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM: A MANUAL ON PRESENTING CLAIMS (Yale Law School & CDES: 2002)
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HUMAN RIGHTS TO FOOD IN GUATEMALA: FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY (Wayland Press: 1997)

Journal Articles

Implementing Truth and Reconciliation: Comparative Lessons for the Republic of Korea, BUFFALO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW  p. 1 (2013)
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Truth Commission Impact: A Participation-Based Implementation Agenda, BUFFALO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW vol. 19 (2012)
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Justice Jackson's 1946 Nuremberg Reflections at Buffalo: An Introduction, BUFFALO LAW REVIEW vol. 60 p. 255 (April  2012) 
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Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor: New Governance, New Accountability, and a 21st Century War on the Sources of Poverty, YALE HUMAN RIGHTS & DEVELOPMENT LAW JOURNAL vol. 13 p. 101 (2010)
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From Paradox to Subsidiarity: The United States and Human Rights Treaty Bodies, YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW  vol. 34 p. 389 (2009)
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Introductory Note to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, INTERNATIONAL LEGAL MATERIALS vol. 48 p. 256 (2009) 
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The U.N. Disability Convention: Historic Process, Strong Prospects and Why the U.S. Should Ratify, HUMAN RIGHTS BRIEF vol. 14 p. 37 (2007)
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"Positive" Obligations in the Inter-American Human Rights System, INTERIGHTS BULLETIN (with Ana Aliverti) vol. 15.3 p. 120 (2006) 
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Counter-Rejoinder. Justice vs. Justiciability?: Normative Neutrality and Technical Precision, The Role of the Lawyer in Supranational Social Rights Litigation, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & POLICY vol. 39 p. 385 (2006) 
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Rethinking the "Less as More" Thesis: Supranational Litigation of ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAS, NEW York University Journal of International Law and Politics vol. 39 p. 171 (2006) 
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A Pyrrhic Victory for Peru's Pensioners: Pensions, Property and the Perversion of Progressivity, CEJIL REVISTA vol. 1 p. 51 (2005)
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Book Chapters

An Eye Toward Effective Enforcement: A Technical-Comparative Approach to the Drafting Negotiations, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DISABILITY ADVOCACY (Maya Sabatello and Marianne Schulze, ed.) (University of Pennsylvania Press: 2014) p. 70
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Protect, Respect, Remedy and Participate: ‘New Governance’ Lessons for the Ruggie Framework, THE UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: FOUNDATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION (with Errol Meidinger) (Radu Mares, ed.) (Martinus Nijhoff: 2011) p. 303
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From Paradox to Subsidiarity: The United States and Human Rights Treaty Bodies, THE SWORD AND THE SCALES: THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS (Cambridge University Press: 2009) p. 210
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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: Defending Social Rights through Case-based Petitions, SOCIAL RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE: EMERGING TRENDS IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge University Press: 2008) p. 339
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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Beyond Progressivity, SOCIAL RIGHTS JURISPRUDENCE: EMERGING TRENDS IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge University Press: 2008) p. 372
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