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Steven R. Ratner

Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 2004-



Forthcoming

  • Co-author. "The Role of the ICRC." R. Giladi, co-author. In The Geneva Conventions in Context: A Commentary, edited by A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, and M. Sassoli. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2015.

Books

  • Co-author. International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 3rd ed. J. L. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2010.
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  • Co-author. Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. 3d ed. J. S. Abrams and J. L. Bischoff, co-authors. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • Co-author. Teacher's Manual for International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 2d ed. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen, 2006.
  • Co-author. International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 2nd ed. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen, 2006.
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  • Co-editor. The Methods of International Law. A. Slaughter, co-editor. Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, 36. Washington, D.C.: The American Society of International Law, 2004.
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  • Co-editor. International War Crimes Trials: Making a Difference? Proceedings of an International Conference Held at the University of Texas School of Law. J. L. Bischoff, co-editor. Austin, Tex.: Univ. of Texas School of Law, 2004.
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  • Co-author. International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. J. L. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen Law & Business, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. 2nd ed. J. S. Abrams, co-author. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. J. S. Abrams, co-author. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • The New UN Peacekeeping: Building Peace in Lands of Conflict After the Cold War. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "Self-Defense Against Terrorists: The Meaning of Armed Attack." In Counter-terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order: Meeting the Challenges, edited by N. Schrijver and L. van den Herik, 334-55. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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  • "Behind the Flag of Dunant: Secrecy and the Compliance Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross." In Transparency in International Law, edited by A. Bianchi and A. Peters, 297-320. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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  • "Persuading to Comply: On the Deployment and Avoidance of Legal Argumentation." In Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art, edited by J. L. Dunoff and M. A. Pollock, 568-90. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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  • "From Enlightened Positivism to Cosmopolitan Justice: Obstacles and Opportunities." In From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Judge Bruno Simma, 155-71. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
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  • "Between Minimum and Optimum World Public Order: An Ethical Path for the Future." In Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman, edited by M. Arsanjani et al., 195-216. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.
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  • "Do International Organisations Play Favourites? An Impartialist Account." In Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law, edited by L.H. Meyer, 123-62. Camridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
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  • "Geneva Conventions." Foreign Pol'y 165 (2008): 26-32.
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  • "Administration of Territories by the United Nations: Is There Room for International Humanitarian Law?" In International Humanitarian Law: Human Rights and Peace Operations, edited by G. L. Beruto, 169-74. San Remo, Italy: International Institute of Humanitarian Law Roundtable Proceedings, 2009.
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  • "Chair of the United Nations Group of Experts for Cambodia." In Sir Ninian Stephen: A Tribute, edited by T. L. H. McCormack and C. Saunders, 206-19. Carlton, Australia: Miegunyah Press, 2007.
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  • "Business." In The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, edited by D. Bodansky, J. Brunnée, and E. Hey, 807-28. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
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  • "The Security Council and International Law." In The U.N. Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century, edited by D. M. Malone, 591-605. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004.
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  • "Accountability for the Khmer Rouge: A (Lack of) Progress Report." In Post-Conflict Justice, edited by M. C. Bassiouni, 613-21. International and Comparative Criminal Law Series. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational Publishers, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Democracy and Accountability: The Criss-Crossing Paths of Two Emerging Norms." In Democractic Governance and International Law, edited by G. H. Fox and B. R. Roth, 449-90. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Relationship Between the International Criminal Court and the Security Council: An Appraisal of the United States Position." In Cooperazione fra stati e giustizia internazionale: III convegno, Siena, 12 e 13 giugno 1998, 237-64. Napoli, It.: Editoriale scientifica, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Ethnic Conflict and Territorial Claims: Where Do We Draw a Line?" In International Law and Ethnic Conflict, edited by D. Wippman, 112-27. American Society of International Law. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1998. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "The Attempt to Bring the Perpetrators of the Cambodian Genocide to Trial." J. S. Abrams, co-author. In Contemporary Genocides: Causes, Cases, Consequences, edited by A. J. Jongman, 77-8. Leiden, Neth.: PIOOM, 1996. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peace Enforcement: Conceptual and Legal Underpinnings of the U.N. Role." In U.N. Peacekeeping: Japanese and American Perspectives, edited by S. S. Harrison and M. Nishihara, 17-30. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1995. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The United Nations in Cambodia: A Model for Resolution of Internal Conflicts?" In Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts, edited by L. F. Damrosch, 241-73. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Gulf of Sidra Incident of 1981: The Lawfulness of Peacetime Aerial Engagements." In International Incidents: The Law That Counts in World Politics, edited by W. M. Reisman and A. R. Willard, 181-201. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1988. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles

  • "Ethics and International Law: Integrating the Global Justice Project(s)." Int'l Theory 5, no. 1 (2013): 1-34.
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  • Co-author. "In Memoriam: Eric Stein." D. Halberstam and M. W. Reimann, co-authors. Am J. Int'l L. 106, no. 1 (2012): 98-101.
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  • "Accountability and the Sri Lankan Civil War." Am J. Int'l L. 106, no. 4 (2012): 795-808.
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  • "Law Promotion Beyond Law Talk: The Red Cross, Persuasion, and the Laws of War." Eur. J. Int'l L. 22, no. 2 (2011): 459-506.
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  • Co-author. "Democratizing International Law." R. E. Goodin, co-author. Global Policy 2, no. 3 (2011): 241-7.
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  • "Regulatory Takings in Institutional Context: Beyond the Fear of Fragmented International Law." Am J. Int'l L. 102, no. 3 (2008): 475-528.
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  • "Labeling Mass Atrocity: Does and Should International Criminal Law Rank Evil?" Wayne L. Rev. 54, no. 2 (2008): 569-75.
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  • "Symposium: State Intelligence Gathering and International Law: Introduction." Mich J. Int'l L. 28, no. 3 (2007): 539-42.
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  • "Predator and Prey: Seizing and Killing Suspected Terrorists Abroad." J. Pol. Phil. 15, no. 3 (2007): 251-75.
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  • "Can We Compare Evils? The Enduring Debate on Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity." Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 6, no. 3 (2007): 583-9.
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  • "The War on Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law." Mich. St. J. Int'l L. 14, no. 1 (2006): 19-26. (Symposium: From Nuremberg to Abu Ghraib: The Relevance of International Criminal Law to the Global War on Terror)
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  • "Land Feuds and Their Solutions: Finding International Law Beyond the Tribunal Chamber." Am. J. Int'l L. 100, no. 4 (2006): 808-29.
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  • "Is International Law Impartial?" Legal Theory 11, no. 1 (2005): 39-74.
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  • "Foreign Occupation and International Territorial Administration: The Challenges of Convergence." Eur. J. Int'l L. 16, no. 4 (2005): 695-719.
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  • "Are the Geneva Conventions Out of Date?" Law Quad. Notes 48, no. 1 (2005): 66-71. (This article is based on an earlier article that appeared at the Crimes of War Website as part of a debate on "Rethinking the Geneva Conventions.")
  • "Overcoming Temptations to Violate Human Dignity in Times of Crisis: On the Possibilities for Meaningful Self-Restraint." Theoretical Inquiries L. 5, no. 1 (2004): 81-109.
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  • "Empirical Work in Human Rights." American Society of International Law Proceedings 98 (2004): 197-8.
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  • "The International Criminal Court and the Limits of Global Judicialization." Tex. Int'l L. J. 38, no. 3 (2003): 445-53. (Symposium: Judicialization and Globalization of the Judiciary. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Revising the Geneva Conventions to Regulate Force by and Against Terrorists: Four Fallacies." IDF L. Rev. 1 (2003): 7-18. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Precommitment Theory and International Law: Starting a Conversation." Tex. L. Rev. 81, no. 7 (2003): 2055-81. (Symposium: Precommitment Theory in Bioethics and Constitutional Law. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.) 
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  • "Belgium's War Crimes State: A Postmortem." Am. J. Int'l L. 97, no. 4 (2003): 888-97. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Jus ad bellum and jus in bello after September 11." Am. J. Int'l L. 96, no. 4 (2002): 905-21. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Corporations and Human Rights: A Theory of Legal Responsibility." Yale L. J. 111, no. 3 (2001): 443-545. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Does International Law Matter in Preventing Ethnic Conflict? (Colloquy: Minority Disputes in Europe: Toward New Roles for International Law)." N. Y. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 32, no. 3 (2000): 591-698. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Why Only War Crimes? De-Linking Human Rights Offenses from Armed Conflict." Hofstra L. & Pol'y. Symp. 3 (1999): 75-85. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "The Method is the Message." A. Slaughter, co-author. Am. J. Int'l L. 93, no. 2 (1999): 410-23. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "New Democracies, Old Atrocities: An Inquiry in International Law." Geo. L. J. 87, no. 3 (1999): 707-48. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Current Development: The United Nations Group of Experts for Cambodia." Am J. Int'l L. 93, no. 4 (1999): 948-53. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty)
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  • Co-author. "Appraising the Methods of International Law: A Prospectus for Readers." A. Slaughter, co-author. Am. J. Int'l. L. 93, no. 2 (1999): 291-302. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Schizophrenias of International Criminal Law." Tex. Int'l. L. J. 33, no. 2 (1998): 237-56. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions." D. Druckman et al., co-authors. Mershon Int'l Stud. Rev. 41, no. 1 (1997): 151-65. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Drawing a Better Line: UTI Possidetis and the Borders of New States." Am. J. Int'l. L. 90, no. 4 (1996): 590-624. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Image and Reality in the UN's Peaceful Settlement of Disputes." Eur. J. Int'l. L. 6, no. 3 (1995): 426-44. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Cambodia Settlement Agreements." Am. J. Int'l. L. 87, no. 1 (1993): 1-41. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Land, Island, and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/Honduras), Application to Intervene." Am. J. Int'l. L. 85, no. 4 (1991): 680-6. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Case Note: International Tin Council v. Amalgamet Inc." Am J. Int'l L. 82, no. 4 (1988): 837-40. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Gulf of Sidra Incident of 1981: A Study of the Lawfulness of Peacetime Aerial Engagements." Yale J. Int'l. L. 10, no. 1 (1984): 59-77. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World, by C. Finklestein, J. D. Ohlin, and A. Altman. Am. J. Int'l L. 107, no. 1 (2013): 274-8.
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  • Review of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules from FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush's Illegal War, by P. Sands. Am. J. Int'l L. 100, no. 3 (2006): 746-51.
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  • Review of Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism, by C. Tomuschat. Ethics 115, no. 3 (2005): 633-8.
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  • Review of Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity, by P. B. Hayner. Am. J. Int'l L. 95, no. 4 (2001): 994-7. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Review of Possession contestée et souveraineté territoriale, by M. G. Kohen. Am J. Int'l L. 92, no. 4 (1998): 782-4. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Judging the Past: State Practice and the Law of Accountability." Review of Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes, by N. Kritz, editor. Eur. J. Int'l L. 9, no. 2 (1998): 412-20. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Briefer Notices." Review of International Rules: Approaches from International Law and International Relations, by R. J. Beck et al., co-editors. Am. J. Int'l. L. 91, no. 1 (1997): 220-21. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Other Publications

  • A. Slaughter, co-author. Foreword to Stud. Transnat'l Legal Pol'y 36 (2004): v-vi.
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  • "Comments on Chapters 1 and 2." In United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law, edited by M. Byers and G. Nolte, 101-8. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "International vs. Internal Armed Conflict." In Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by R. Gutman and D. Rieff: 206-7. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Crimes Against Peace." In Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by R. Gutman and D. Rieff: 109. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Categories of War Crimes." In Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by R. Gutman and D. Rieff: 374-6. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Apartheid." In Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by R. Gutman and D. Rieff: 26-7. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Aggression." In Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, edited by R. Gutman and D. Rieff: 25. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. Striving for Justice: Accountability and the Crimes of the Khmer Rouge. J. S. Abrams, co-author. A Study for the United States Department of State under the Cambodian Genocide Justice Act. United States Dept. of State, 1995. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)

Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Corporations and Human Rights: A Theory of Legal Responsibility." In Human Rights and Corporations, edited by D. Kinley, 231-333. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2009. (Originally published under the same title in Yale L.J. 111, no. 3 (2001): 443-545.)
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  • "Think Again: The Geneva Conventions." Law Quad. Notes 50, no. 2 (2008): 95-7. (Adapted from an article originally published under the same title as an opinion piece in the "Think Again" section of Foreign Pol'y no. 165 (March-April 2008) 26-32.)
  • "Land Feuds and Their Solutions: Finding International Law Beyond the Tribunal Chamber." In A Century of International Law: American Journal of International Law Centennial Essays, 1906-2006, edited by L. F. Damrosch and B. H. Oxman, 283-304. Lancaster, PA: American Society of International Law, 2007. (Originally published under the same title in Am. J. Int'l L. 100, no. 4 (2006): 808-29.)
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  • Co-author. "The Method Is the Message." A. Slaughter, co-author. Stud. Transnat'l Legal Pol'y 36 (2004): 239-65. (Originally published under the same title in Am. J. Int'l L. 93, no. 2 (1999): 410-23.)
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  • Co-author. "Appraising the Methods of International Law: A Prospectus for Readers." A. Slaughter, co-author. Stud. Transnat'l Legal Pol'y 36 (2004): 1-21. (Originally published under the same title in Am. J. Int'l L. 93, no. 2 (1999): 291-302.)
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  • "Land, Island, and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/Honduras), Application to Intervene." In Commentaries on World Court Decisions (1987-1996), edited by Peter H. F. Bekker, 101-10. Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Law International, 1998. (Originally published under the same title in Am. J. Int'l. L. 85, no. 4 (1991): 680-6. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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