He is the co-author of the yearly review of the case law of the Inter-American Human Rights System in the Quebec Journal of International Law, and has contributed to books such as Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (United Nations University Press, 2010), L’exceptionnalisme Interaméricain des Droits de L’homme (Pedonne, 2009), and Governing the Americas: Regional Institutions at the Crossroads (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007).
Bernard will be teaching in the Master's Program in Pubic Diplomacy during the Fall semester on public diplomacy and human rights advocacy.
Public diplomacy is becoming more complex as NGO’s, international organizations, media and international public opinion play an increasingly significant role. In his presentation, Professor Bernard Duhaime cited the coup d’état and military junta in Argentina from 1976-1983 to illustrate the role of non-state actors in calling attention to the forced disappearances of citizens and other atrocities of the regime. At the prodding of non-state actors, the U.S. government and other international institutions moved to end Argentina’s human rights crisis. Professor Duhaime concluded by stressing the need for public diplomacy initiatives in enforcing human rights laws. Because there is no international human rights police force, NGO’s and the international community need to continue to use public diplomacy to produce social change and punish human rights violators. For more information on this subject, he recommended reading:The Massacre at El Mozote by Mark Danner.