Human rights measurements are often used as a proxy for compliance with human rights law. Kyle Reed argues that this misrepresents compliance and may skew our understanding of how international law shapes human rights practices. Careful design and new methods, however, may help link human rights measurements and studies of compliance
He earned his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California, and holds an MSc in Human Rights from University College Dublin.
His research focuses on the relationship between international law and politics, in particular the construction of compliance claims and the use of legal rhetoric and references in international relations.