Ezequiel González-Ocantos wins ISA Best Human Rights Book Award

Ezequiel González-Ocantos has been awarded the International Studies Association's 2018 Best Book in Human Rights for 'Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America'.

Shifting Legal Visions analyses how some legal systems, which previously protected former officials accused of human rights violations, have become protectors of human rights.  Ezequiel González-Ocantos argues the transformation was brought about by changes in the understanding of judges and prosecutors in a climate of greater awareness of international human rights. 

The book has already received the American Political Science Association's C. Herman Pritchett Award on Law and Courts and the Donna Lee Van Cott Best Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association.

Read more about the book: Shifting Legal Visions . 

Dr Ezequiel González Ocantos is Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions; Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College