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

https://www.law.umaryland.edu/Directory/profile.asp?id=1216#tab-2

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

15

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3,803

SSRN CITATIONS

4

CROSSREF CITATIONS

3

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“  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 (15)

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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
Downloads 689 (57,509)
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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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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
Downloads 390 (115,488)

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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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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 387 (116,473)
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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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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
Downloads 357 (127,531)
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Transitional Justice, International Criminal Law, International Law, International Human Rights, Courts and Tribunals

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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 326 (140,773)

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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