|Present||Class of 1975 Alumni Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
|Present||Director, Transnational Law Institute, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
- International Law
- Transnational Law
- Mass Violence and Human Rights
- Global Environmental Governance
- International Law Practicum
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Book Chapters (25)
The United States and the International Criminal Court: A Complicated, Uneasy, Yet at Times Engaging Relationship Washington University School of Law in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2016)
The United States is not a party to the International Criminal Court and this Article demonstrates that it has a complicated relationship to questions of complementarity in the Rome Statute. Federal and (to a small ...
Extracurricular International Criminal Law International Criminal Law Review (2016)
This article unpacks the jurisprudential footprints of international criminal courts and tribunals in domestic civil litigation in the United States conducted under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The ATS allows victims of human rights abuses to file ...
Stepping Beyond Nuremberg's Halo: The Legacy of the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland Journal of International Criminal Justice (2015)
The Supreme National Tribunal of Poland (Najwyższy Trybunał Narodowy(Tribunal)) operated from 1946 to 1948. It implemented the 1943 Moscow Declaration in the case of suspected Nazi war criminals. This article unpacks two of the Tribunal’s ...
She Makes Me Ashamed to Be a Woman: The Genocide Conviction of Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, 2011 Michigan Journal of International Law (2013)
In the nearly twenty years since 1994, the international community and the Rwandan government have pushed to hold individual perpetrators accountable for the genocide. Judicialization has occurred at multiple levels. Over ninety persons-those deemed most ...
The Effects of the Lubanga Case on Understanding and Preventing Child Soldiering Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (2013)
On March 14, 2012, a trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for child-soldier-related crimes. Several months later, Lubanga ...
From Oblivion to Memory: A Blueprint for the Amnesty Criminal Law and Philosphy (2012)
This Review Essay examines Mark Freeman’s thoughtful book, Necessary Evils: Amnesties and the Search for Justice. One of the book’s core arguments is that amnesties from criminal prosecution, however unpalatable to liberal legalist sensibilities, should ...