Heidi Haddad
Heidi Haddad
Title: Faculty Athletics Representative - Pomona
Phone: 909 607-8751
Email: Heidi.Haddad@pomona.edu

Heidi Haddad’s past research examines the dynamics of mission expansion for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), 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 research has been published in Human Rights Review, Journal of Human Rights,and Global Governance.

Her current book project maps all forms of NGO participation across three international criminal and human rights courts—the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights—and asks why levels of participation vary so sharply across these judicial institutions.


“Judicial Institution Builders: NGOs and International Human Rights Courts” in Charles Anthony Smith, ed. Globalizing Human Rights: Emerging Issues and Approaches (Routledge, Forthcoming 2013). (Reprint of Journal of Human Rights article)

“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.

Book review of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation by Victor Peskin (Cambridge University Press 2008). H-Human Rights. H-Net Reviews. May 2009.


University of California, Irvine

Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine

Bachelor of Arts
University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors

Harry Eckstein Scholar Award, University of California, Irvine, 2010

Institute of European Studies Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2010