Events and conference appearances


February 2017
Our paper ‘Why Heed? Explaining the Authority of Peer Reviews among States’ has been accepted for the ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 February 2017. It is co-authored by Carraro, V., Conzelmann T., Jongen, H. & M. Kühner Read more


5 October 2016
Hortense Jongen has presented her PhD research during a lunch seminar at the Quality of Government Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden. The title of the talk was ‘Combating Corruption the Soft Way – Under what Conditions Do Peer Reviews among States Develop Authority in the Fight against Corruption?’ Go here for details


23 September 2016
Valentina Carraro’s paper “The United Nations Treaty Bodies and Universal Periodic Review: Advancing Human Rights by Preventing Politicisation?” has been accepted for publication in Human Rights Quarterly. Go here for the publication details.
Valentina had first presented this paper at the ISA Joint Conference on Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity, New York, 13-15 June 2016.


10 September 2016
We convened a panel on peer and expert review in international organisations at the ECPR General Conference in Prague, 7-10 Sept 2016, and presented preliminary results of the PROM project there.