Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Professor of Law

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

United States

http://bit.ly/3JwIQpr

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

655 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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5,812

SSRN CITATIONS

17

CROSSREF CITATIONS

3

Ideas:
“  My work focuses on remedying the accountability and responsibility gaps that exist in international law. My current research agenda analyzes the disproportionate distribution of highly-infectious diseases and the role of law in facilitating this result.  ”

Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Responsibility for Epidemics

Texas Law Review, Vol. 97, 2018-2019, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-38
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 17 Dec 2018
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Public International Law, Global Public Health, Global Responsibility, Epidemic Diseases, International Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Culpability, Capacity, Need, Socio-Economic Rights, Common but Differentiated Responsibility, International Health Regulations

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The African Justice Cascade and the Malabo Protocol

International Law Journal of Transitional Law, Vol. 11, March 2017, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-01
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2017
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law, International Law, International Human Rights, Courts and Tribunals

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Regionalism, Regime Complexes and the Crisis in International Criminal Justice

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 54, No. 699, 2016, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-31
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 15 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2016
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 434 (125,941)
Citation 1

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International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitrian Law, Courts & Tribunals, International Institutions, Law & Society, Criminal Law & Procedure, Regional Organizations, Legitimacy, Regionalism, Regime Complex, International Relations

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Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2018, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-09
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 26 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 07 May 2018
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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public international law, international human rights law, international responsibility, international organizations, infectious diseases, structural violence, global public health law, post-conflict peacebuilding, third world approaches to international law, public health crises, causation

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The Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No.14/2023
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 May 2023 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2023
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Sheffield Hallam University - Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, University of Essex - School of Law, University of Geneva - Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID), UNAIDS, University of Cambridge, University of Cape Town (UCT) - Faculty of Law, University of Geneva, University of Warwick - Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), International Commission of Jurists, King’s College London, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law, Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, York University, World Health Organization, Center for Biomedical EthicsTaipei Medical University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CSEF - University of Naples Federico II, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, International Commission of Jurists, Madhira Institute, International Commission of Jurists, University of Warwick, United Nations, University of GroningenUniversity of Groningen - Faculty of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Washington - School of Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network, Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Physicians for Human Rights
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global health law, public health law, human rights, public international law, public health emergency

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Regional Approach to Transitional Justice? Examining the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Liberia

Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2016
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Beyond Truth & Punishment in Transitional Justice

Virginia Journal of International Law, 2014, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-21
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 16 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2014
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 372 (150,054)

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International Law, International Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice, Criminal Law & Theory, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Courts & Tribunals, Remedies

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Disposable Lives: COVID-19, Vaccines, and the Uprising

121 Columbia Law Review Forum 71 (2021), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-09
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jun 2021
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Downloads 312 (181,344)
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systemic racism, global public health, human rights, racial subordination, police violence, black lives matter, racial health disparities, CERD, medical neocolonialism

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Global Health Law: Legal Foundations for Social Justice in Public Health

Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights (Lawrence O. Gostin & Benjamin Mason Meier eds., 2020), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-18
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2020
Lawrence O. Gostin, Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf and Eric A. Friedman
Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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international law; human rights law; public health law; social justice; International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; global health law; Framework Convention on Global Health

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The Truth About Truth Commissions: Why They Do Not Function Optimally in Post-Conflict Societies

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, August 2014, University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-03
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 14 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 20 May 2015
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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alternative dispute resolution, comparative law, human rights, international law, international institutions

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Racial Valuation of Diseases

67 UCLA Law Review 1820 (2021), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 May 2021
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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critical race theory, international law, third world approaches to international law, public health, global public health, race and the law, COVID-19, racial empathy gap, institutional racism,

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Not Your Dumping Ground: Criminalization of Trafficking in Hazardous Waste in Africa

Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2018, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-10
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 01 May 2018 Last Revised: 22 May 2018
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Malabo Protocol, International Environmental Law, Bamako Convention, Toxic Colonialism, Accountability, Basel Convention, Environmental Justice, Trafficking in Hazardous Waste, Dirty Dumping, Toxic Dumping, TWAIL

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Entry Denied: COVID-19, Race, Migration, and Global Health

2 Frontiers in Human Dynamics 599157 (2020)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-21
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Dec 2020
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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COVID-19, coronavirus, global health, international law, critical race theory, migration law, immigration law, public health law, third world approaches to international law

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Confronting the Color Line in National Security

Race and National Security (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2023)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-10
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2023
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Race, National Security, Colonialism, Racism, Racial Justice, Subordination, Marginalization, Security State, Color Line, Empire

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Reflecting on Race, Racism, and Transitional Justice

International Journal of Transitional Justice, special issue (Forthcoming)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-04
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Feb 2024 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2024
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf and Tendayi Achiume
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
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Race, Racism, Transitional Justice, Racial Discrimination, Racial Justice

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White Health as Global Health

117 AJIL Unbound 88 (2023)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-07
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Apr 2023
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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racism, colonialism, global public health, tropical medicine, Global South, plague, infectious disease, racial capitalism, international sanitary convention, travel bans, Conceptual Zero Draft,

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White Health and International Law

Race, Racism & International Law (Devon Carbado, Kimberle Crenshaw, Justin Desautels-Stein, and Chantal Thomas eds., Stanford University Press 2024). Forthcoming, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-03
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Feb 2024 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2024
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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race, racism, colonialism, global public health, tropical medicine, colonial medicine, Global South, communicable diseases, infectious diseases, White Health, international sanitary conventions, global public health law, global public health regime, World Health Organization, medical experimentation

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We Charge Vaccine Apartheid?

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Winter 2022, at 726. https://doi.org/10.1017/jme.2023.14, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-06
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2023
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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health inequity, vaccine nationalism, global public health, health justice, medical apartheid

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Global Health Landscape: The Proliferating Actors Influencing Global Health Governance

Global Health Law & Policy: Ensuring Justice for a Healthier World (Lawrence O. Gostin & Benjamin Mason Meier eds., Oxford University Press 2023), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-14
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Sep 2023
Benjamin Mason Meier and Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Global health, Decolonization, United Nations, UN, World Health Organization, WHO, Public health partnerships, Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs

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Do You Have to Say that You Are Black?

Third World Approaches to International Law Review, June 15, 2022, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2022-08
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Jun 2022
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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global health, international law, critical race theory, academia, racism, Whiteness, anti-Blackness

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Covid-19 and Cooperation in Times of Disaster

Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Law and Policy (Susan S. Kuo, John Travis Marshall & Ryan Rowberry eds., 2022)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2022-12
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Nov 2022
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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International law, international disaster law, global public health law, COVID-19, cooperation, capacity-building, health infrastructureglobal public health law, health capacity, world health organization, pandemic, ICESCR, public health response capacities, Sendai Framework

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Rendering Whiteness Visible

American Journal of International Law Volume 117 Issue 3, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-07
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Feb 2024
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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Race, Racial Justice, Racism, Capitalization, White, Grammar, Language, Writing, Style Guide

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Decolonization of Global Health Law: Lessons from International Environmental Law

51 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 450 (2023)., U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-12
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Sep 2023 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2023
Alexandra Phelan and Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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International Law, Decolonization, Global Health, Climate Change, Equity

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Submission on the first draft general recommendation no. 37 (2023) on racial discrimination in the enjoyment of the right to health

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Aug 2023
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Essex - School of Law, University of Geneva - Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID), University of Geneva, King’s College London, Sheffield Hallam University - Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Center for Biomedical EthicsTaipei Medical University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CSEF - University of Naples Federico II, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Warwick, University of Washington - School of Law and Harvard University - Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics
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right to health, racial discrimination, international human rights law

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Making Room for the Distributive in Transitional Justice

Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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International Law, International Human Rights, Remedies, Torts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Comparative Law, Law and Society