IPSA RC26 on Human Rights





Alexander Sungurov


Academic background: 

Dr.Sci. Political Science (Doctor of Science, Political Science), 2007;

M.A. (Jurisprudence) - St-Petersburg University, Dept.  of Law, 1994; 

Dr.Sci.Biol. (national Doctoral Sciences degree in Biology), 1989; 

M.A. (Physics) - Leningrad University, Physics Dept., 1974.


Professional Experience:

 Professor, Head of the Applied Political Science Departmentof the National Research University  Higher School of Economics, SPb (2006-...); President, Interregional  Center  of humanities and political science STRATEGY (1993-...);Expert for Human Rights, Council of Europe, UN;  Vice-president of Russian Association for Political Science (RAPS) (2013-…), Member of Russian President’s Council for Support of Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights (2004-2008); Chairman, Public Expert Council for Civil Education and Human Right Education of Standing Committee for Education and Science of State Duma of Russian Federation (2002-2006), Research Scholar, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies,  (1996, 2005); member of the Kennan Institute Alumni Advisory Council (1996-2000);  Chairman, Standing Committee for Science and Higher Education, St.Petersburg City Council (1990-1993); Research Fellow,  Roentgenology and Radiology Institution (1974-1990).

Staring from 1998  he was head of Strategy Center’s program for support of Institute of Commissioners for Human Rights  in Russian regions. He is author of book Ombudsman Institute: Evolution of traditions and contemporary practices. – SPb: Norma, 2005 (In Russ) and  Co-editor of the book @Human Rights and challenges of XXI century ) – Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2012 (In Russ)/.Member of RC26 of IPSA from 2006, member of RC26 board (2006-2014, from 2016) 




Alison Brysk

Alison Brysk is the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author or editor of fifteen books on international human rights, most recently The Struggle for Freedom from Fear: Contesting Violence Against Women at The Frontiers of Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2018) and The Future of Human Rights (Polity Press, 2018). Professor Brysk has been selected Distinguished Scholar in Human Rights of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association; a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center; a Fulbright Professor in Canada, India and the UK; a Taiwan Fellow; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Brysk has lectured throughout Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 




Oscar Pérez de la Fuente

He is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy of Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Accredited as Associated Professor since February 2011. Graduated in Law in the First Graduating Class of Pompeu Fabra University (1990-1994). Doctor and Extraordinary Award of doctorate within the Program of fundamental rights in the Carlos III University of Madrid (2003-2004). He authored some books and several scientfic articles on cultural pluralism, free speech and legal interpretation. Assistant Editor of “Derechos y Libertades”, Journal of human rights and Philosophy of Law. Coordinator of the “Cultural pluralism and rights of minorities” workshop. His research interests are cultural diversity, free speech, equality and no discrimination and legal argumentation.




Zehra Arat

Zehra F. Kabasakal Aratis Professor of Political Science at UConn. Her research focuses on theoretical and empirical questions related to human rights, with an emphasis on women’s rights. She is the Founding President of the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association. In addition to serving on the editorial board of several journals, she serves as the series editor of a new book series with the Lynne Rienner Publishers – “Politics and Human Rights.” Her publications include numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as books such as Democracy and Human Rights in Developing Countries(1991) and Deconstructing Images of ‘‘The Turkish Woman,’’(1998), Non-state Actors in the Human Rights Universe (2006);Human Rights Worldwide (2006); Human Rights in Turkey (2007, received Choice Award of Outstanding Academic Title); and The Uses and Misuses of Human Rights.


Ayako Inokuchi 

She is currently a Doctoral student in Comparative Public Policy at Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University (Japan) (April 2018-), and a research fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (April 2018- March 2021).  She obtained MA in International Public Policy at Osaka University (2015-2018), MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights at University of Essex (England) (2015-2016), and BA in Law, International Public Policy, at Osaka University (2011-2015). Her research interest includes International Relations/Politics (norm diffusion, global governance), Community Building, and Business and Human Rights. 


Erica MacDonald 

She is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut in the subfields of Comparative politics and International relations. Erica research focuses on labor rights, conditions of informal and formal work, and vulnerable work, and her dissertation examines the impacts of different legal regulatory policies on the rights of sex workers in the United States and Australia. Additionally, Erica works for UConn’s Business and Human Rights Initiative at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Erica received her B.A. in International Relations from Connecticut College (’09) and her M.A. in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University (’11).

Within human rights, I am broadly interested in labor rights, specifically in the labor rights of vulnerable worker populations. I am also interested in human rights based social movements. 


Stanati Netipatalachoochote

He is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. PhD Coordinator at SEA/ASEAN Research Centre, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Master of Laws (LL.M) in International and Comparative Criminal Justice, University of London, and Master of Laws (LL.M) in Criminal Law and Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours), Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Thai Barrister-at-Law, worked for the Ministry of Justice, and was a Lecturer in Law at Siam University, Bangkok. Research topic focuses on human rights law and the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to establish a human rights court in Southeast Asia."


Ripu Sudan Singh 

He is Professor of Political science at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He secured his M.A. M.Phil and Ph.D from school of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Singh specialises in Middle East politics and has acumen for learning and rediscovering the thought of Dr. B R Amebdkar and Buddhism. He has published with several popular journals and has presented research papers at an international conference in Australia, Poland and other countries. He has also travelled to United Kingdom and France for his field study and research work. He has organised several national and international conferences in the University.