Gil Maymon

Doctoral student, department of Political Science
Dissertation title: Localizing Human Rights
Supervisor: Prof. Avner De-Shalit

I research a relatively new phenomenon that is termed Human Rights Cities, whereby cities embrace formal policies that are favorable to human rights, independently of the state. By securing immigrants’ rights, gender and minorities’ rights, cities establish their independence and demonstrate their capability of maintaining human rights in new, creative and effective ways. My research focuses on the different models of Human Rights Cities, the scope of cities’ commitment to human rights, and the political implication of this process with regard to the changing roles of cities and states.