Sean D. Murphy

George Washington University - Law School

Patricia Roberts Harris Professor of Law

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Biotechnology and International Law

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1, Pp. 47-139, Winter 2001
Number of pages: 151 Posted: 03 May 2001
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Citation 2

Abstract:

2.

The International Legality of U.S. Military Cross-Border Operations from Afghanistan into Pakistan

International Law Studies (U.S. Naval War College), Vol. 84, 2009, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 451, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 451
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Nov 2008
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 1,421 (8,193)
Citation 2

Abstract:

jus ad bellum, use of force, U.N. Charter, Pakistan, Afghanistan, cross-border operations, terrorism, self-defense, 9/11, Al Qaeda, Taliban

3.

Assessing the Legality of Invading Iraq

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 92, No. 4, 2004
Number of pages: 179 Posted: 16 Sep 2003
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 932 (16,148)
Citation 1

Abstract:

international law, constitutiuonal law

4.

The Doctrine of Preemptive Self-Defense

Villanova Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 140, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 140
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

preemptive self-defense, terrorism

5.

Taking Multinational Corporate Codes of Conduct to the Next Level

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Dec 2004
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Citation 8

Abstract:

codes of conduct, multinational corporations, MNC's, social responsibility

6.

Evolving Geneva Convention Paradigms in the 'War on Terrorism': Applying the Core Rules to the Release of Persons Deemed 'Unprivileged Combatants'

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 75, 2007, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 239, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 239
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 22 Jan 2007
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Citation 2

Abstract:

International law, Law of War, Geneva Conventions, Terrorism, Guantanomo, Hamdan, Detainees

7.

The United States and the International Court of Justice: Coping with Antinomies

THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS, Cesare Romano, ed., 2008, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 291, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 291
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 13 Jul 2007
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 474 (41,144)

Abstract:

International Court, World Court, international tribunal, realism, institutionalism, exceptionalism, Israeli Wall, Iran Oil Platforms, Breard, LaGrand, Avena

8.

The Crime of Aggression at the ICC

CHAPTER IN Oxford Handbook on the Use of Force, Marc Weller, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013 (Forthcoming) , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-50, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-50
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 379 (37,092)

Abstract:

ICC, crime of aggression, Kampala, Rome Statute

9.

The International Court of Justice

THE RULES, PRACTICE, AND JURISPRUDENCE OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS, Chiara Giorgetti, ed., Brill, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 589, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 589
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Nov 2011
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 370 (47,270)
Citation 1

Abstract:

International Court, International Tribunal, ICJ, International Dispute, Inter-State Dispute

10.

Criminalizing Humanitarian Intervention

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 41, p. 341, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 474, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 474
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Sep 2009
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 291 (69,768)

Abstract:

International Criminal Court, Aggression, Humanitarian Intervention, Rome Statute

11.

Ipse Dixit at the I.C.J.

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Dec 2004
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 251 (86,106)

Abstract:

United Nations Article 51, self-defense, travaux préparatoires, jus ad bellum

12.

Counter-Claims at the International Court of Justice

The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary, Karin Oellers et al., eds., Oxford University Press, 2012 (Forthcoming), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-36, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-36
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2012
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 235 (68,535)

Abstract:

international law, dispute resolution

13.

Protean Jus Ad Bellum

Veröffentlichungen des Walther-Schücking-Instituts für Internationales Recht an der Universität Kiel, 2008, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 405, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 405,
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 May 2008
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 232 (94,973)

Abstract:

military force, U.N. Charter, law of war

14.

Book Review of The Law of International Responsibility (James Crawford, Alain Pellet, and Simon Olleson eds., Oxford University Press, 2010)

American Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-74, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-74
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Sep 2012
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 195 (104,915)

Abstract:

international responsibility, state responsibility, Crawford, International Law Commission

15.

Does International Law Obligate States to Open their National Courts to Persons for the Invocation of Treaty Norms that Protect or Benefit Persons?

THE ROLE OF DOMESTIC COURTS IN TREATY ENFORCEMENT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY, David Sloss, Derek Jinks, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 438, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 438
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 187 (117,670)

Abstract:

Avena, LaGrand, Breard, Medellin, treaty enforcement, treaties in national courts, human rights

16.

Reflections on the ICJ Advisory Opinion on Kosovo: Interpreting Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999)

THE LAW AND POLITICS OF THE KOSOVO ADVISORY OPINION, Michael Wood & Marko Milanovic eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-118, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-118
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

Kosovo, Serbia, Security Council, United Nations, declaration of independence, self-determination, territorial integrity

17.

International Judicial Bodies for Resolving Disputes Between States

Chapter in: 'Oxford Handbook on International Adjudication' (Cesare Romano et al., eds.) Oxford University Press, Forthcoming , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-108, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-108
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Aug 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 175 (88,245)

Abstract:

ICJ, international court, WTO, ITLOS, international dispute settlement

18.

Book Review of Alan Boyle and Christine Chinkin, THE MAKING OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2007

American Journal of International Law Vol. 104, No. 4, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 518, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 518
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 175 (117,123)

Abstract:

international law, security council, Kosovo, International Court of Justice, declaration of independence

19.

The Expulsion of Aliens and Other Topics: The Sixty-Fourth Session of the International Law Commission

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 107, 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-10, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-10
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Nov 2012
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 174 (131,082)

Abstract:

International Law Commission, codification, progressive development

20.

First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

United Nations International Law Commission, A/CN.4/680, February 2015, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-12, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-12
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 25 Apr 2015
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 150 (77,733)

Abstract:

crimes against humanity, atrocity, human rights, international criminal law, prevention

21.

Deconstructing Fragmentation: Koskenniemi's 2006 ILC Project

Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-109, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-109
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Aug 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

international law fragmentation, Koskenniemi, ILC

22.

Book Review of Marc Weller, Contested Statehood: Kosovo’s Struggle for Independence, Oxford University Press, 2009 (321 pp.)

George Washington International Law Review, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 519, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 519
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 Nov 2010
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

international law, Security Council, Kosovo, International Court of Justice, declaration of independence

23.

What a Difference a Year Makes: The International Court of Justice's 2012 Jurisprudence

Journal of International Dispute Resolution, 2013 (Forthcoming), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-107, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-107
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Sep 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

ICJ, international court, world court

24.

Codification, Progressive Development, or Scholarly Analysis? The Art of Packaging the ILC's Work Product

The Responsibility of International Organizations: Essays in Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie, Maurizio Ragazzi, ed., 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-109, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-109
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2012
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

International Law Commission, codification, progressive development

25.

Immunity Ratione Personae of Foreign Government Officials and Other Topics: The Sixty-Fifth Session of the International Law Commission

108 American Journal of International Law, 2014, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-125, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-125
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Nov 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

International Law Commission, immunity, government officials

26.

The Relevance of Subsequent Agreement and Subsequent Practice for the Interpretation of Treaties

in Treaties And Subsequent Practice 82 (Georg Nolte, ed., Oxford University Press, 2013) , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-102, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-102
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Jul 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

Vienna Convention, treaty interpretation, subsequent agreement, subsequent practice

27.

Jus Ad Bellum, Values, and the Contemporary Structure of International Law

41 Journal of Religious Ethics 20 (2013), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-100, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-100
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2013
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 93 (209,809)

Abstract:

responsibility to protect, humanitarian intervention, military force, human rights

28.

The Expulsion of Aliens (Revisited) and Other Topics: The Sixty-Sixth Session of the International Law Commission

109 American Journal of International Law (2015 Forthcoming), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-59, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-59
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Dec 2014
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 88 (177,000)

Abstract:

International Law Commission, expulsion, treaties, disasters, immunity, customary international law

29.

The Jus Ad Bellum and the 1998 Initiation of the Eritrean-Ethiopian War

LITIGATING WAR: MASS CIVIL INJURY AND THE ERITREA-ETHIOPIA CLAIMS COMMISSION, Sean Murphy, Won Kidane, and Thomas R. Snider, Oxford University Press, 2013, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-39, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-39
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Sean D. Murphy, Won Kidane and Thomas R. Snider
George Washington University - Law School, Seattle University School of Law and Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Abstract:

international law, dispute resolution

30.

Book Review of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Rüdiger Wolfrum, Ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)

107 American Journal of International Law 510 (2013), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-101, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-101
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 10 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 58 (253,384)

Abstract:

encyclopedia, public international law, Max Planck

31.

The Identification of Customary International Law and Other Topics: The Sixty-Seventh Session of the International Law Commission

Forthcoming in the American Journal of International Law, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-38, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-38
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Sep 2015
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

International Law Commission, most-favored-nation clause, atmospheric protection, customary international law, crimes against humanity, interpretation of treaties, provisional application of treaties, environment in armed conflict, immunity, jus cogens

32.

The Eritrean-Ethiopian War (1998-2000)

Forthcoming in International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-Based Approach (Oxford University Press, Olivier Corten & Tom Ruys, eds.), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-52, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-52
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Oct 2016
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jus Ad Bellum, Use of Force, Self-Defense, United Nations Charter, Armed Conflict, International Law, Reparation

33.

Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters and Other Topics: The Sixty-Eighth Session of the International Law Commission

Forthcoming in the American Journal of International Law (October 2016), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-51, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-51
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Oct 2016
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

International Law Commission, disasters, human rights, atmospheric protection, customary international law, crimes against humanity, interpretation of treaties, provisional application of treaties, environment in armed conflict, immunity, jus cogens

34.

Second Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

United Nations International Law Commission, A/CN.4/690, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-10, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-10
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 14 May 2016
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

crimes against humanity, atrocity, human rights, international criminal law, prevention

35.

New Mechanisms for Punishing Atrocities Committed in Non-International Armed Conflicts

Melbourne Journal of International Law 298 (2015), GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-53, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-53
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Dec 2015
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School
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Abstract:

International Law Commission, crimes against humanity, International Criminal Court, extradition, mutual legal assistance, human rights, international criminal law

36.

Aggression, Legitimacy and the International Criminal Court

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 1147-1156, 2009
Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School

Abstract:

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International Law, the United States, and the Non-Military 'War' Against Terrorism

European Journal of International Law, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 347-364, 2003
Posted: 16 Jul 2008
Sean D. Murphy
George Washington University - Law School

Abstract: