Eugene Kontorovich

Northwestern University Law School

Associate Professor

375 E. Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

'A Guantanamo on the Sea': The Difficulties of Prosecuting Pirates and Terrorists

California Law Review, Vol. 98, p. 234, 2010, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2010
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 1,299 (10,228)

Abstract:

terrorists, piracy, detention, unlawful combatants

2.

The Piracy Analogy: Modern Universal Jurisdiction's Hollow Foundation

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-10
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 Mar 2003
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 854 (19,589)
Citation 1

Abstract:

International law, Constitutional law, Criminal law & procedure

3.

An Empirical Examination of Universal Jurisdiction for Piracy

American Journal of International Law, Vol. 104, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-26, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 09-45
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2010
Eugene Kontorovich and Steven E. Art
Downloads 829 (19,015)

Abstract:

universal jurisdiction, piracy, admiralty, maritime, empirical

4.

Resolution 242 Revisited: New Evidence on the Required Scope of Israeli Withdrawal

16 Chicago Journal of International Law 127 (2015), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-57
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2015
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 656 (20,640)

Abstract:

international law, war, conflict, Israel

5.

The Inefficiency of Universal Jurisdiction

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 1, 2008, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-13, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 07-23
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Jul 2007
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 564 (36,544)
Citation 2

Abstract:

universal jurisdiction, amnesty, impunity

6.

Jurisdiction over Israeli Settlement Activity in the International Criminal Court

Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-10
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 500 (32,823)

Abstract:

Israel, Palestine, War Crimes, International Criminal Court, jurisdiction, settlements, Geneva Conventions

7.

The 'Define and Punish' Clause and the Limit of Universal Jurisdiction

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 1, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-11
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2009
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 487 (43,101)

Abstract:

universal jurisdiction, extraterritorial jurisdiction, Define and Punish Clause, Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act

8.

The Arab League Boycott and WTO Accession: Can Foreign Policy Excuse Discriminatory Sanctions?

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-22
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 May 2003
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 406 (53,032)
Citation 1

Abstract:

international law, international trade

9.

Implementing Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain: What Piracy Teaches About the Limits of the Alien Tort Statute

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 80, November 2004
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Sep 2004
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 385 (59,848)
Citation 3

Abstract:

international law, universal jurisdiciton, Alien Tort Act, piracy

10.

The Constitutionality of International Courts: The Forgotten Precedent of Slave Trade Tribunals

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 158, 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-06
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2011
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 377 (61,168)
Citation 1

Abstract:

treaty power, international courts, international delegations, non-Art. III courts, human rights

11.

Economic Dealings With Occupied Territories

53 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 584 (2015), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-46
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 13 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2015
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 355 (36,544)

Abstract:

international humanitarian law, non-recognition, trade relations, Israel, Palestine, occupation

12.

Inefficient Customs in International Law

William and Mary Law Review, Vol. 48, 2006, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 334, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 20 Mar 2007
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 353 (62,604)
Citation 2

Abstract:

customary international law; social norms

13.

Kiobel Surprise: Unexpected by Scholars but Consistent with International Trends

89 Notre Dame Law Review 1671 (2014), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-38
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2014
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 347 (59,489)

Abstract:

universal jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, Alien Tort Statute, international criminal law, federal courts

14.

Disrespecting the 'Opinions of Mankind': International Law in Constitutional Interpretation

Green Bag, Vol. 8, p. 261, 2005
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Jun 2005
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 283 (84,755)
Citation 1

Abstract:

constitution, foreign law, international law, Declration of Independence

15.

The Mitigation of Emotional Distress Damages

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 68, Spring 2001
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jun 2001
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 257 (91,575)
Citation 2

Abstract:

emotional distress, mitigation, avoidable consequences, moral hazard, damages, remedies, nonpecuniary injuries

16.

What Standing Is Good For

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 93, November 2007, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 333, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 153
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 Mar 2007
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 244 (99,925)
Citation 3

Abstract:

standing, justiciability, transaction costs, constitutional law

17.

Discretion, Delegation, and Defining in the Constitution's Law of Nations Clause

106 Northwestern University Law Review 1675 (2012), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-61
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 01 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2012
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 231 (106,941)
Citation 1

Abstract:

law of nations, Alien Tort Statute, congressional powers

18.

The Penalties for Piracy: An Empirical Study of National Prosecution for International Crime

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 13 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2012
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 224 (101,674)

Abstract:

piracy, sentencing, international law, deterrence

19.

International Responses to Territorial Conquest

American Society of International Law Proceedings, Vol. 102, 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-02
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 223 (99,521)

Abstract:

conquest, territorial change, aggression

20.

Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems

99 Cornell L. Rev. 1353 (2014), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-01
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 188 (126,593)

Abstract:

international courts, criminal law, Art. III, separation of powers

21.

Beyond the Article I Horizon: Congress's Enumerated Powers and Universal Jurisdiction Over Drug Crimes

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 93, Winter 2009, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 08-12
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2012
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 182 (128,441)

Abstract:

universal jurisdiction, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and Define and Punish Clause, Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act

22.

The Constitution in Two Dimensions: A Transaction Cost Analysis of Constitutional Remedies

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 91, 2005
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Oct 2004
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 176 (135,972)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Constitutional law

23.

Liability Rules for Constitutional Rights: The Case of Mass Detentions

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 03-45
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 02 Oct 2003
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 167 (141,571)
Citation 2

Abstract:

24.

A Tort Statute, with Aliens and Pirates

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 107, p. 100, 2012, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 125 (169,774)

Abstract:

piracy, Alien Tort Statute, human rights, extraterritoriality, jurisdiction, law of nations

25.

Originalism and the Difficulties of History in Foreign Affairs

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2008, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 09-07
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 108 (197,122)
Citation 1

Abstract:

originalism, admiralty, universal jurisdiction

26.

An Economic Analysis of Fact Witness Payment

The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 3, p. 139, 2011, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-45, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-13
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 May 2011
Eugene Kontorovich and Ezra Friedman
Downloads 78 (237,449)

Abstract:

fact witnesses, expert witnesses, testimony

27.
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Why Judges Always Vote

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-19
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 May 2013 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2013
Tonja Jacobi and Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 43 (361,734)

Abstract:

courts, judges, voting, median voter, abstention

Why Judges Always Vote

2 Revista Forumul Judec─âtorilor 80 (2013), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-29,
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 May 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2014
Tonja Jacobi and Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 34 (396,008)

Abstract:

courts, judges, voting, median voter, abstention

28.

Unsettled: A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-20
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
Eugene Kontorovich
Downloads 0 (5,323)

Abstract:

international humanitarian law, Geneva Conventions, population transfer, post-conflict justice

29.

Palestine, Uti Possidetis Juris and the Borders of Israel

Arizona Law Review, vol. 58, pages 633-692 (2016), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-04, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-214
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2016
Abraham Bell and Eugene Kontorovich
Bar Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Northwestern University Law School
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Abstract:

Israel, Palestine, Uti Possidetis, International Law, Boundary Disputes, Borders, Boundaries, Public International Law, Territorial Sovereignty, Occupation, Self-Determination, Mandates