Professor Brown received his B.A. from Harvard University, his J.D. from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. At Columbia, he was managing editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He has published a book on the law and politics of the World Bank, as well as articles on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal tribunals, and international trade law. Professor Brown is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI). He served as a law clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and participated in the 1998 Rome Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court as Legal Advisor to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In 1999 and 2000, he was a public member of the United States Delegation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. He has recently led or participated in human rights fact-finding missions to several countries including Haiti, Bahrain and Malawi.
The Relevance of International Law to the Domestic Decision on Prosecutions for Past Torture, DePaul Law Review (2010)
The US, as a champion of human rights abroad, has often been skeptical and even...
Human Rights, Sovereignty and the Final Status of Kosovo, Chicago-Kent Law Review (2005)
Intervention, Self-Determination, Democracy and the Residual Responsibilities of the Occupying Power in Iraq, University of California at Davis Journal of International Law & Policy (2004)
Book Review (reviewing Vera Gowlland-Debbas ed., United Nations Sanctions in International Law (2001) and Paul Conlon, United Nations Sanctions Management: A Case Study of the Iraq Sanctions Committee, 1990-1994 (2000)), American Journal of International Law (2002)
The United States and the Politicization of the World Bank: Issues of International Law and Policy (1992)
Contributions to Books
Vertical Dimensions in the Quality of Law, The Quality of Legal Acts and its Importance in Contemporary Legal Space (2012)
There are compelling reasons for concern about the quality of law. Law is essential to...
International Criminal Law: Nature, Origins and a Few Key Issues, Research Handbook on International Criminal Law (2011)
The purpose of international criminal law is to establish the criminal responsibility of individuals for...