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he 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Winner was presented to Kathryn Sikkink for The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics, which forcefully makes the case for the necessity and efficacy of prosecuting international heads of state for human rights violations.

Kathryn Sikkink is a Regents Professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the co-winner of the 2000 Grawemeyer Award for “Ideas Improving World Order” and lives in Minneapolis.