RelisLaw Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

At RelisLaw we are developing a research base for global human rights activists and legal scholars working in socio-legal studies around the world with the aim of improving the situation of individuals suffering injustices and seeking help from legal or quasi-legal bodies.
The research here showcases some of this work, and will be expanding in the months to come in order to support those making a difference in society, and offering a North American base from which to broaden their work as well as the public’s knowledge. 

Unifying Benefits of Studies in Legal Pluralism: Accessing Actors’ Voices on Human Rights and Legal Pluralities in Gender Violence Cases in India

The Journal of Legal Pluralism, Pages 354-377, 2016

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2017

Human Rights and Southern Realities

Human Rights Quarterly, May 2011

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2016

Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation: Lawyers, Defendants, Plaintiffs and Gendered Parties


Cambridge University Press, New York, 2009

It’s Not About the Money!: A Theory on Misconceptions of Plaintiffs’ Litigation Aims

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2007

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Jun 2006

Consequences of Power

Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 12, 2007

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Jun 2006

Civil Litigation from Litigants’ Perspectives: What We Know and What We Don’t Know About the Litigation Experience of Individual Litigants

Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 25, pp. 151-212, 2002

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 19 Jun 2006