Dr. Hillebrecht teaches and researchers in the field of international relations and human rights.
She currently is working on a book manuscript on the politics of international human rights tribunals and is starting a new project on the global governance of human rights.
Outside of political science, she enjoys traveling, reading, and best of all, chasing after her toddler.
Research AreasInternational Relations, Human Rights, International Law and Organizations, Research Methods, Latin American Politics
- Compliance with international human rights tribunals
- The effect of the International Criminal Court on violence and human rights abuses
- The global governance of human rights
- The domestic politics of humanitarian intervention
- Human rights in Latin America
- International Studies Association Steven C. Poe Graduate Student Paper Award for “When Talk is Cheap: Understanding Compliance with International Human Rights Tribunals,” 2010
- National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Fellowship, Law and Social Sciences, 2009
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005-2006
- Courtney Hillebrecht, "Why States Comply with International Human Rights Tribunals." Revise and Resubmit.
- Courtney Hillebrecht, "The Domestic Mechanisms of Compliance with International Law: Case Studies from the Inter-American Human Rights System." Under Review.
- Courtney Hillebrecht, "Implementing International Human Rights Law at Home: Domestic Politics and the European Court of Human Rights." Under Review.
- Courtney Hillebrecht, "Domestic Politics of Humanitarian Intervention: Public Opinion and Congressional Voting in the 1990s" with Jon Pevehouse, Tim Hildebrandt and Peter Holm. Revise and Resubmit.
- Courtney Hillebrecht. 2009. "Rethinking Compliance: The Challenges and Prospects of Measuring Compliance with International Human Rights," Journal of Human Rights Practice 3 (1): 362-379.
- Courtney Hillebrecht. 2009. "Making the Courts Count: International Human Rights Tribunals and the Problem of Measuring Compliance," Measurement and Human Rights, 2 (1): 2009.
- Joined UNL Faculty in 2010
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
- Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Associate Research Fellow, Measurement and Human Rights Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2009
- Visiting Fellow, School of Human Rights Research, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 2009
- Adjunct Instructor, Suffolk University Department of Government, 2007-2010