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Tom Dannenbaum

Assistant Professor of International Law
Program: Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.)

Tom Dannenbaum

Assistant Professor of International Law
Phone
617-627-2009
Mugar 250B
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
Medford
,
MA
02155
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Education
  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • B.A., Stanford University
Biography

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.

Areas of expertise
Human Rights
Humanitarian Affairs
International Law & Organizations
International Security
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
Research Interests
  • 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
Publications

BOOKS

The Crime of Aggression, Humanity, and the Soldier (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

ARTICLES

The Criminalization of Aggression and Soldiers' Rights, 29 Eur. J. Int'l L. 859 (2018)

Why Have We Criminalized Aggressive War?, 126 Yale L. J. 1242 (2017)

Dual Attribution in the Context of Military Operations, 12 Int’l Orgs. L. Rev. 401 (2015)

Killings at Srebrenica, Effective Control, and the Power to Prevent Unlawful Conduct, 16 Int’l & Comp. L. Q. 713 (2012)

Nationality and the International Judge: The Nationalist Presumption Governing the International Judiciary and Why it Must Be Reversed, 45 Cornell Int'l L. J. 77 (2012)

Bombs, Ballots, and Coercion: The Madrid Bombings, Electoral Politics, and Terrorist Strategy, 20 Security Studies 303 (2011)

The International Criminal Court, Article 79, and Transitional Justice: The Case for an Independent Trust Fund for Victims, 28 Wis. Int'l L. J. 234 (2010)

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)

BOOK CHAPTERS

Regulation of the International Bench, in Research Handbook on International Courts & Tribunals (William Schabas & Shannonbrooke Murphy eds., 2017).

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).

War and Peace in Rwanda, in Stopping Wars and Making Peace: Studies in International Intervention 71 (Kristen Eichensehr & W. Michael Reisman eds., Brill, 2009)