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Dr Thomas Pegram

Deputy Director of Institute of Global Governance and Lecturer in Global Governance

tom pegram
  • Name: Dr Thomas Pegram
  • Position: Deputy Director of IGG and Lecturer in Global Governance
  • Room: 4.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
  • Telephone:020 3108 9291
  • Fax: 020 7679 4969
  • Email: t.pegram@ucl.ac.uk

Introduction

Dr Tom Pegram is Lecturer in Global Governance and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Global Governance.  Prior to joining UCL in September 2013, he was Assistant Professor in Political Science (International Relations) at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the Policy Institute.  Dr Pegram has held research fellowships at New York University and Harvard University Law Schools and holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Research

Tom’s research interests include global governance, human rights, international organisations and the transgovernmental politics of domestic compliance.  He has particular expertise in the study of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and is the co-editor with Ryan Goodman of the book ‘Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions’ published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.  Tom’s research has featured in the journals Oxford Development Studies, Human Rights Quarterly and the Journal of Latin American Studies and he currently serves on the editorial board of Global Governance.  Tom also has extensive practical experience working policy-makers and practitioners at the local and international level, including the UN OHCHR, Amnesty International and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.  He is the author of various book chapters, policy intervention reports, and his articles have appeared in The Guardian and The Irish Times.

Publications

  • Books

Ryan Goodman & Thomas Pegram (eds.) Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

  • Peer-reviewed articles

Thomas Pegram, ‘Weak institutions, rights claims and pathways to compliance: the transformative role of the Peruvian Human Rights Ombudsman,’ Oxford Development Studies, vol. 39, No. 2, June 2011, 229-250.

Thomas Pegram, ‘Diffusion across political systems: the global spread of national human rights institutions,’ Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 32, No. 3, August 2010, pp. 729-760.

Thomas Pegram, ‘Accountability in hostile times: the case of the Peruvian Human Rights Ombudsman 1996-2001,’ Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 40, no. 1, February 2008, pp. 51-82.

  • Book chapters

Katerina Linos & Thomas Pegram, ‘Soft Law at Work: International Standards and the Design of National Human Rights Institutions,’ in Ryan Goodman and Beth Simmons (eds.) Implementing Commitments: The Domestic Effects of Human Rights Treaty Ratification (Cambridge University Press, in press forthcoming 2013)

Thomas Pegram, ‘National human rights institutions and their potential role in prevention and response to mass atrocities in Latin America,’ in Monica Serrano (ed.), Responsibility to Protect in Latin America (Routledge Press, in press forthcoming 2013)

Thomas Pegram, ‘The Bolivian Human Rights Ombudsman and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,’ in Eva Brems et al. (eds.) The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the Protection of Economic and Social Rights (Intersentia, in press forthcoming 2013)

Thomas Pegram, ‘National human rights institutions in Latin America: Politics and institutionalization,’ in Ryan Goodman and Thomas Pegram (eds.), Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Ryan Goodman and Thomas Pegram, ‘Introduction: National human rights institutions, State Conformity, and Social Change,’ in Ryan Goodman and Thomas Pegram (eds.), Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Thomas Pegram, ‘La Defensoría de los Habitantes de Costa Rica: ¿un puente entre el estado y la sociedad?’ Revista Perfiles Latinoamericanos-FLACSO (Mexico: FLACO, 2012)

Thomas Pegram, ‘Bridging the Gap: The Defensoría, Informal Institutions and the ‘Accountability Gap’ in Peruvian Politics,’ in John Crabtree (ed.), Peruvian Democracy: Old Problems, New Challenges (Institute for the Study of the Americas, May 2011)

  • Work in progress

Thomas Pegram, ‘Accountability and Human Rights: National Human Rights Institutions in New Democracies.’ manuscript under review

Thomas Pegram, ‘Global Human Rights Governance and Orchestration: National Human Rights Institutions as Intermediaries,’ in preparation for submission

Thomas Pegram, ‘Mergers and Acquisitions: A Political Architecture of Equality & Human Structures in Europe,’ in preparation for submission

Katerina Linos & Thomas Pegram, ‘What happens when soft law “hardens”? The Paris Principles and International Human Rights Governance,’ in preparation for submission

Par Engstrom & Thomas Pegram, ‘Bridging the Gap: National Human Rights Institutions and Torture Prevention in Latin America,’ in preparation for submission

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