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Steven R. Ratner

Steven R. Ratner

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


Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

Forthcoming

  • International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 5th ed. Jeffrey Dunoff, Monica Hakimi, and David Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen, Forthcoming, 2020.
  • "International Law." In The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice, edited by T. Brooks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.
  • "International Investment Law and Domestic Investment Rules: Tracing the Upstream and Downstream Flows." J. World Inv. & Trade 20 (Forthcoming).

Books

  • The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
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  • International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 4th ed. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen, 2015.
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  • 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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  • Teacher's Manual for International Law: Norms, Actors, Process. 3rd ed. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2010.
  • Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. 3rd ed. J. S. Abrams and J. L. Bischoff, co-authors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
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  • Teacher's Manual for International Law: Norms, Actors, Process: A Problem-Oriented Approach. 2nd ed. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen, 2006.
  • 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: University of Texas School of Law, 2004.
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  • Teacher's Manual for International Law: Norms, Actors, Process. J. Dunoff and D. Wippman, co-authors. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2002.
  • 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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  • Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. 2nd ed. J. S. Abrams, co-author. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. J. S. Abrams, co-author. New York: Oxford University 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

  • "Extraterritorial Regulation of Natural Resource Exploitation: Opportunities for Governments." In Natural Resource Exploitation: Business and Human Rights, edited by Xavier Favre-Bulle, 15-23. LexisNexis, 2018.
  • "War/Crimes and the Limits of the Doctrine of Sources." In The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law, edited by S. Besson and J. d'Aspremont, 912-35. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
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  • "The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross." R. Giladi, co-author. In The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary, edited by A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, and M. Sassoli. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • "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 University 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, The Netherlands: 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 University Press, 2009.
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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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  • "Justice for the Khmer Rouge? Sir Ninian Stephen and the United Nations Group of Experts for Cambodia." In A Remarkable Public Life: essays in Honour of Sir Ninian Stephen, edited by T. McCormack, 206-19. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, 2007.
  • "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 University 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 University 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, Italy: 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 University Press, 1998. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "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, The Netherlands: 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 University Press, 1988. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles


Reviews

  • Review of Compliant Rebels: Rebel Groups and International Law in World Politics, by H. Jo. Am. J. Int'l L. 111, no. 2 (2017): 550-4.
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  • 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

  • Lack of Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators. Jeffrey Dunoff, Chiara Giorgetti, Shotaro Hamamoto, Luke Nottage, Stephan Schill, and Michael Waibel Lauterpacht, 1-18. CIDS Academic Forum on ISDS. Geneva: Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement, 2019.
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  • 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 University 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • "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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