“This is an impressive and far-reaching study of the role of law in eradicating violence against women in a global context. The authors use robust empirical data to examine whether the law actually makes a difference in the lives of women from 196 countries in the world. The authors expertly unravel the complexities of law’s influence and impact on gender-based inequality and violence, underscoring the need for cross-national data that track adoption and enforcement of domestic and international laws over time.”
Of late, Prof. Richards also was a guest on NPR’s Where We Live where he talked about the Senate Report on Torture. Listen here.
In addition (!), Prof. Richards blogged over at the WaPo’s Monkey Cage: “How laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence.” Well done!