- Ph.D., Princeton University
- J.D., Yale Law School
- B.A., Stanford University
Tom Dannenbaum is assistant professor of international law. Prior to joining The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2017, he was lecturer in human rights at University College London and visiting lecturer in law and Robina Foundation visiting human rights fellow at Yale Law School. Tom writes on international law, focusing primarily on the laws of war, the law on the use of force, international criminal law, shared responsibility, and international judging. He has also written on peace negotiations, terrorist strategy, reparations, and the philosophical basis for punishing atrocity crimes perpetrated via the state.
His work has been published in a range of leading journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the European Journal of International Law, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the Harvard International Law Journal, and Security Studies. His book, The Crime of Aggression, Humanity, and the Soldier, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. His article, "Why Have We Criminalized Aggressive War?", was awarded the Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law in 2017. His work on accountability for peacekeeper abuses has been cited by the International Law Commission and the Hague Court of Appeals in the Netherlands.
- International humanitarian law
- International criminal law
- International law on the use of force
- Judging and judicial ethics
- Just war theory
- Peacemaking, peacekeeping, and transitional justice
- Shared responsibility
- Terrorism and counter-terrorism
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
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)