Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI); Coordinator, Program on Human Rights, FSI
As a scholar of international and comparative law, legal philosophy, and human rights, Helen Stacy has produced works analyzing the efficacy of regional courts in promoting human rights, differences in the legal systems of neighboring countries, and the impact of postmodernism on legal thinking. Her recent scholarship has focused on how international and regional human rights courts can improve human rights standards while also honoring social, cultural, and religious values.
Stacy is a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where she coordinates the human rights program. She is also a researcher with the European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute, a member of the Committee in Charge of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and she is associated with the Center for African Studies. Stacy was a senior lecturer in law at Stanford Law School from 2005 to 2010. Before joining Stanford Law, she was a senior lecturer at Queensland University of Technology School of Law, a senior prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions in London, and a legal officer for Shell Oil in Australia.