The Notre Dame Reparations Design and Compliance Lab, led by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Diane Desierto and Director Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, recently published an article in International Studies Quarterly titled Compliance Agreements: Emergent Flexibility in the Inter-American Human Rights System.

The publication examines the effectiveness of compliance agreements, a legal tool used in the Inter-American Human Rights System to negotiate reparations for human rights violations. It finds that these agreements significantly increase the likelihood of state compliance and reduce the time to implementation, potentially offering a solution to the system's compliance challenges. However, greater transparency is needed for evaluation. This article is a culmination of the work of the Reparations Lab. 

The Reparations Lab is jointly funded by Kellogg and the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights and collaborates with other institutions to enable comparative research scholarship.