• George, R. (2022) “Recognizing Tensions to Improve Impact? International Law and a Post COVID-19 Human Rights Agenda” and “Violence Against Women in Politics: Looking Beyond Legal Change to the Role of Social Norms and Movements,” papers presented at the International Studies Association (ISA), Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, USA.

  • George, R. (2021) "Why Women's Rights in the Gulf Matter for Afghanistan," E-International Relations. 

  • George, R. (2020) “The Impact of International Human Rights Law Ratification on Local Discourses on Rights: The Case of CEDAW in Al Anba Reporting in Kuwait,” Human Rights Review, Vol. 21 pp. 43-64.

  • George, R. (2020) research cited in “’Time Is A-Wasting’: Making the Case for CEDAW Ratification by the United States.” Article authored by Rangita de Silva de Alwis and Amabassador Melanne Verver. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

  • El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, S., Foresti, M., George, R., Pinet, M., Pantuliano, S., Gencsu, I., Manservisi, S., “ODI Med: Towards peace and sustainability in the Mediterranean region.” Overseas Development Institute.

  • George, R. (2019) “The Impact of International Law on Diplomacy: UN Human Rights Treaty Ratification in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),” in Lora Wildenthal and Jean Quataerdt (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the History of Human Rights. [Book awarded Routledge Humanities, Media and Arts Prize].

  • Brown, K. (Chatham House and King’s College London) and George, R., “Can You Have Economic Development Whilst Respecting Rights?” Presentation at The London School of Economics, Human Rights Society, 26 February.

  • George, R. (2018) “The Politics of Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: The Caseof the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) in the Arab Gulf,” International Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 4-15.

  • George, R. (2017) “Human Rights Progress in the Gulf: The Role of International Treaties,” Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge UK.

  • George, R. (2016) “International Law in International Relations and Political Theory:  New Debates on Enforcement and Compliance” in the LSE-Cambridge Research Meeting. Cambridge UK.

  • George, R. (2016) “UN Human Rights Treaty Ratification in the Gulf Cooperation Council,” presented at the British Society of Middle East Studies (BRISMES) Conference, Lampeter, Wales.

  • George, R. (2015) “Human Rights Law Ratification in the Arab Gulf: Exploring Commitment Politics,” presented at International Studies Association (ISA), March, Baltimore, Maryland, US.

  • George, R. (2013) “Women’s rights activism in the MENA region: The case of Musawah,” presented at the LSE-Cambridge Annual Doctoral Festival, May, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.





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