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Research/Areas of Interest:
International humanitarian law; International criminal law; International law on the use of force; International human rights law; Peacekeeping; Shared responsibility; Judging
- Ph.D., Princeton University
- J.D., Yale Law School
- B.A., Stanford University
Tom Dannenbaum is Associate Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Prior to joining Fletcher, he taught at University College London and Yale Law School. Dannenbaum writes on the law of armed conflict, the law governing the use of force, international criminal law, human rights, shared responsibility, and international judging. His articles have appeared in a range of leading journals and have received multiple awards, including the International Legal Theory Scholarship Prize from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in 2022 and ASIL’s Lieber Prize in 2017. His book, The Crime of Aggression, Humanity, and the Soldier, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. In 2021, Dannenbaum was awarded the James L. Paddock Teaching Award at Fletcher.
Areas of expertise
International Law & Organizations
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
Selected Publications and Presentations
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Aggression and Atrocity: The Interstate Element, Politics, and Individual Responsibility, in Rethinking the Crime of Aggression: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Stefanie Bock & Eckart Conze eds., TMC Asser Press 2021)
Legitimacy in War and Punishment: The Security Council and the ICC, in The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law (Kevin Jon Heller, Frédéric Mégret, Sarah M.H. Nouwen, Jens David Ohlin, & Darryl Robinson eds., Oxford University Press 2020)
Public Power and Preventive Responsibility: Attributing the Wrongs of International Joint Ventures, in Distribution of Responsibilities in International Law (André Nollkaemper & Dov Jacobs eds., 2015).
Translating the Standard of Effective Control into a System of Effective Accountability, 51 Harv. Int'l L. J. 113 (2010)
Finding Balance in the Attribution of Liability for the Human Rights Violations of U.N. Peacekeepers, 51 Hard. Int'l L.J. Online 105 (2010).
Crime Beyond Punishment, 15 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 189 (2009)