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. Her forthcoming book is called Human Rights for the 21st Century: Sovereignty, Civil Society, Culture.
In addition to her role at the law school, Stacy is a senior research scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. 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 is associated with the Center for African Studies. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2005, Stacy 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.