Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law

Professor of Law, Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178

United States

http://www.creighton.edu/law/faculty/kelly/index.php

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Co-Chair, Internet Governance Task Force

321 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

United States

American Society of International Law

Member

2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

United States

http://www.asil.org/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  I'm currently working with David Satola (World Bank) on cataloguing the migration of human rights from the kinetic to the digital world - the matrix of which will appear in a new piece on Internet Human Rights.  ”

Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Pulling at the Threads of Westphalia: Involuntary Sovereignty Waiver - Revolutionary International Legal Theory or Return to Rule By the Great Powers?

UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 361, 2005
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 02 Feb 2007
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 1,415 (26,099)
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sovereignty, haass, terrorism, terrorist, weapons of mass destruction, WMD, genocide, realist, neoconservative, bush, congress of vienna, united nations, security council, self-defense, pre-emptive strike, preventive war, nuclear, foreign relations, great powers, decolonization, colonialism

2.

The Role of International Law in the Russia-Ukraine War

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2023
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 May 2023
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 1,075 (38,842)

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Russia, Ukraine, international law, NATO, Hague, Hawaii, Germany, Hitler, Czechoslovakia, Sudetenland, China, Taiwan, aggression, war crimes, genocide

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The Kurdish Regional Constitution within the Framework of the Iraqi Federal Constitution: A Struggle for Sovereignty, Oil, Ethnic Identity, and the Prospects for a Reverse Supremacy Clause

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 114, No. 3, pp. 707-808, 2010
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 15 May 2010
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 976 (44,560)

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Iraq, Kurd, Kurdistan, Saddam, Genocide, Anfal, Oil, Sovereign, Sovereignty, Constitution, Supremacy Clause, Islamic Law, Sharia, Barzani, Talabani, Baghdad, Bremer, Iran, Turkey, Natural Gas, Pipeline, Petroleum, Hydro-Carbons, Human Rights, Religious Minority

4.

The Right to Be Forgotten

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 11 May 2017
Michael J. Kelly and David Satola
Creighton University School of Law and World Bank ICT Division
Downloads 781 (60,446)
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Internet, European Union, European Court of Justice, Censorship, Free Speech, Privacy, Spain, Google, House of Commons, Computer

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U.N. Security Council Permanent Membership: A New Proposal for a Twenty-First Century Council

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 31, 2000
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 699 (69,855)

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United Nations, Security Council, Second World War, procedural veto, reform, permanent member

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Political Downsizing: The Re-Emergence of Self-Determination, and the Movement Toward Smaller, Ethnically Homogenous States

Drake Law Review, Vol. 47, 1999
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 600 (84,730)
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federation, nation-state, devolution, self-determination, Basque country, Brittaney, Kurdistan, Russian federation, Quebec, Corsica, Chiapas, Chechnya, Tibet, Cold War, decolonization, Africa, Wilson, separatist movement

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Understanding September 11th - an International Legal Perspective on the War in Afghanistan

Creighton Law Review, Vol. 35, 2002
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 486 (110,039)

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Afghanistan, invasion, 9/11, terrorist, terrorism, al qaeda, Taliban, Kabul, NATO, United Nations, Article 51, self-defense

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Overcoming Obstacles to the Effective Implementation of International Environmental Agreements

Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Vol. 9, 1997
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 473 (113,643)
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environmental agreement, treaty, wildlife, CITES, biodiversity, Rio Conference, tropical timber, environmental protection, Montreal Protocol, Basel Convention

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Time Warp to 1945 - Resurrection of the Reprisal and Anticipatory Self-Defense Doctrines in International Law

Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, Pg. 1, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 30 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2022
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 430 (127,257)

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reprisal, pre-emptive, strike, charter, terrorism, anticipatory, self-defense, Iraq, Afghanistan, war, custom, doctrine, charter, international, nuclear

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Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide Under International Law

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 339, 2012
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 406 (135,882)

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corporation, genocide, international criminal tribunal, international court of justice, Sudan, China, command responsibility, genocide convention, Nuremberg, I.G. Farben, Nazi war crimes trials, crimes against humanity, jurisdiction, company, juridical person, corporate responsibility, intent

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Can Sovereigns Be Brought to Justice? The Crime of Genocide's Evolution and the Meaning of the Milosevic Trial

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 76, 2002
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 353 (158,899)

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Milosevic, genocide, crime against humanity, Holocaust, sovereign immunity, war crimes, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Srebrenica, tribunal, Rwanda, Bangledesh, Tutsi, Hutu, Ukraine, famine, Stalin, Hitler, Armenian genocide, Second World War, Burundi, Cambodia, Pol Pot, Kosovo, ethnic cleansing

12.

The Anfal Trial Against Saddam Hussein

Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 235-242, June 2007
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 342 (164,443)
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Saddam, Hussein, Anfal, Kurdish, Kurds, Iraq, IHT, Iraqi High Tribunal, IST, Dujail, genocide, massacre, Halabja, Chemical Ali, al-Majid, Baghdad, trial, Balisan, chemical weapons, civilian casualties, Iran-Iraq War, execution

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Cheating Justice by Cheating Death: The Doctrinal Collision for Prosecuting Foreign Terrorists - Passage of Aut Dedere Aut Judicare into Customary Law & Refusal to Extradite Based on the Death Penalty

Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 20, 2003
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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detainee, terrorism, terrorist, customary international law, international law, criminal law, death penalty, capital punishment, extradition, aut dedere aut judicare

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Conflicting Trends in the Flourishing International Trade of Art and Antiquities: Restitutio in Integrum and Possessio Animo Ferundi/Lucrandi

Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 14, 1995
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 276 (205,885)

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art law, antiquities trade, black market, art restitution, sculpture, art theft, looting, excavation, archaeology, museum law, art collection, Elgin marbles, Priam's gold

15.

The Tricky Nature of Proving Genocide Against Saddam Hussein Before the Iraqi Special Tribunal

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 983, 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 238 (238,528)

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Saddam, Hussein, genocide, Iraq, Bush, Kurd, Halabja, Iran, Marsh Arabs, crimes against humanity, tribunal, international law, atrocity

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The Evolution of International Law: Arcs and Cycles

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 216 (261,533)

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United Nations, League of Nations, Peace of Westphalia, international law, security, World War II, Cold War, Geneva Conventions, Robert Jackson, Nuremberg, Iraq, Afghanistan, 9/11, terrorism, Korean War, World Trade Organization

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Grafting the Command Responsibility Doctrine Onto Corporate Criminal Liability for Atrocities

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 203 (278,155)
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genocide, war crimes, command responsibility, military, corporate, corporation, prosecution, international criminal law, respondeat superior, tribunal

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The Bush Foreign Policy 2001-2003: Unilateralist Theory in a Multilateral World, and the Opportunity for Change Offered by Iraq

Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Vol. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 202 (278,155)

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Iraq, Bush, foreign policy, Colin Powell, unilateralist, multilateralist, United Nations, NATO, Kyoto, International Criminal Court, ABM treaty, Security Council

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Ending Corporate Impunity for Genocide: The Case Against China's State-Owned Petroleum Company in Sudan

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Apr 2012
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 196 (285,853)

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China, CNPC, petroleum, Sudan, Darfur, International Criminal Court, international criminal law, genocide, oil, Bashir, Khartoum, United Nations, People's Liberation Army, military, prosecution, evidence, complicity, aiding and abetting, corporation, corporate liability, corporate responsibility

20.

Rethinking the Security Architecture of North East Asia

Victoria University Wellington Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 273, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Sep 2010
Michael J. Kelly, Sean Watts and Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law and Creighton University School of LawLieber Institute for Law & Land Warfare, West Point
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Collective Security, North East Asia, National Security, International Relations, Security Alliance

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Teaching International Environmental Law - Tools of the Trade: A Survey of Materials

Stetson Law Review, Vol. 28, p. 1197, 1999
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 146 (368,419)

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international environmental law, Guruswamy, environmental treaty, wildlife

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'Never Again'? German Chemical Corporation Complicity in the Kurdish Genocide

Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 31, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Mar 2014
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 139 (382,996)

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genocide, Germany, Nazi, chemical, gas, poison, Jew, Kurd, World War II, phosgene, Iraq, Saddam, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, ICC, Rome, Berlin, chemical weapons, mustard gas, nerve agent

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Charting America's Return to Public International Law Under the Obama Administration

Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 239, 2009
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 135 (391,806)
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Obama, Bush, Geneva Cenventions, Kyoto, climate change, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court, United Nations, Security Council, human rights, rule of law, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, international law, Muslim, Islam, al Qaeda, Uighurs, China, detainee, Cuba, IPCC, legal education

24.

The Article 9 Pacifism Clause and Japan's Place in the World

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Mar 2010
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 133 (396,489)

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Article 9, Japan, renunciation, Japanese, war, World War II, Second World War, atonement, China, Korea, Taiwan, NATO, collective security, Abe, Liberal Democratic Party, MacArthur, defense treaty

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Case Studies "Ripe" for the International Criminal Court: Practical Applications for the Pinochet, Ocalan, and Libyan Bomber Trials

Journal of International Law & Practice, Vol. 8, 1999
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Pinochet, Ocalan, Libya, Ghadaffi, International Criminal Court, ICC, David Scheffer, Pan Am 103, Rome Statute, Chile, Turkey, Kurdsih terrorist, terrorism

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A Skeleton in the Legal Closet: The Discovery of "Kennewick Man" Crystalizes the Debate Over Federal Law Governing Disposal of Ancient Human Remains

University of Hawaii Law Review, Vol. 21, 1999
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Kennewick Man, NAGPRA, Bonnichsen, Army Corps of Engineers, Native American, Umatilla, Chatters, McCain, Pheonix Dialogue, American Indian

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ESG: The 5th Element of Corporate Risk Assessment

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2022, No. 4, 2022
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Apr 2023
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 114 (445,399)

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ESG, corporate board, risk assessment, climate change, nestle, child labor, human rights, environment, environmental protection, diversity, governance, social, shareholder, securities, corporate board, corporate officers

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United Nations Security Council Permanent Membership and the Veto Problem

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Jan 2022
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 111 (454,368)

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United Nations, Security Council, genocide, China, Sudan, veto

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The Pre-History of Piracy as a Crime & Its Definitional Odyssey

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Nov 2014
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 109 (460,396)
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piracy, crime, international, maritime, customary law, law of the sea, violence, looting, Somalia, Kenya, jus cogens

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The Status of Corporations in the Travaux Preparatoires of the Genocide Convention: The Search for Personhood

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, Nos. 1&2, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Genocide, Corporations, Liability, Atrocity, 1948 Genocide Convention, Legal History, United Nations, Complicity, Criminal Liability, Company, International Court of Justice, Personhood, Person, Legal Person, Natural Person

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United States' Ratification of the Law of the Sea Convention: Securing Our Navigational Future While Managing China's Blue Water Ambitions

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2013
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Law of the Sea, China, security, Arctic, commerce, maritime, treaty, Senate, South China Sea, Japan, Navy, fishing, boundary, Senkaku, Diayou, islands

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Executive Summary: Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims between Cuba & the United States

Creighton Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Creighton University School of Law, Creighton University, Creighton University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Creighton University and Creighton University School of Law
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Cuba, Castro, nationalization, property claims, real estate, sugar mill, embargo, Libertad Act, Helms-Burton, international trade, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Spanish Civil Code, tribunal

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Executive Excess V. Judicial Process: American Judicial Responses to the Government's War on Terror

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 13, 2003
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Bush, war on terror, civil liberties, enemy combatant, unlawful combatant, geneva convention, Ashcroft, detention, terrorist, terrorism

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Traveling the Road to Rambouillet: Is the Imposition of Federalism in Kosovo Pragmatic Foreign Policy or Unwise Meddling?

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 40, 1999
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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NATO, Rambouillet, Milosevic, Albright, Clinton, Kosovo, Yugoslavia, federalism

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Bringing a Complaint Under the NAFTA Environmental Side Accord: Difficult Steps Under a Procedural Paper Tiger, But Movement in the Right Direction

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 71, 1996
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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NAFTA, environmental protection, environmental side accord, Mexico, Canada, dispute settlement, international litigation, transnational litigation, Council for Environmental Cooperation, North American Free Trade Agreement, maquiladora

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Environmental Implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 361, 1993
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement, environmental protection, environmental side accord, side agreement, maquiladora, Mexico

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Atrocities by Corporate Actors: A Historical Perspective

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Corporation, Genocide, Atrocity, British, Dutch, Famine, India, Kiobel, Criminal Law

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Shared Intent in a Collapsing Empire: Pan-Turkism as Mens Rea Evidence of Genocide Against Distinct Populations in the Late Ottoman Period

30 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems (Univ. Iowa) 29 (Winter 2021)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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genocide, Armenia, Greece, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, atrocity, crime, international, Bulgaria, World War I

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Electronic Environmental Permitting: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 23, 1996
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly and Joyce M. Martin
Creighton University School of Law and University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health
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environmental regulation, administrative law, electronic permit, pollution, clean water act, clear air act

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'Genocide' - The Power of a Label

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Mar 2022
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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genocide, Darfur, Sudan, International Criminal Court

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Quiescent Sovereignty of U.S. Territories

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 105, No. 3, 2022
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2022
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Territories, constitution, voting rights, European Union, sovereignty

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The Debate Over Genocide in Darfur, Sudan

18 U.C. Davis Journal of International Law & Policy 205 (Winter 2011)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Jan 2022
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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genocide, sudan, darfur

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Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims between Cuba and the United States

Final Report to USAID, Creighton University Press 2007
Posted: 23 Jun 2008
Creighton University School of Law, Creighton University School of Law, Creighton University, Creighton University, Creighton University and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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cuba, property, claims settlement, mediation, arbitration, uncitral, conflicts of law, usaid, creighton, international, havana, castro, miami, cuban-american, sugar mill, real property

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Total Downloads: 122
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Kissinger's World: A Cautionary Tale Thorugh a Cold War Lens (Book Review of Henry Kissinger, Does America Need a Foreign Policy?)

San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 3, 2002
Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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Kissinger, foreign policy, Cold War, ABM treaty, Russia, China, Middle-East

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Of Speech, Politics, and Circular History (Book Review of Geoffrey Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime, from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism)

Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Vol. 2, p. 195, 2006
Posted: 06 Oct 2007
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law
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free speech, first amendment, war, wartime, sedition, constitution, civil liberties, civilian, military, congress, executive, censorship, geoffrey stone, chicago

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Daniel Cole, Poland, environmental protection, industrial pollution