Eugene Kontorovich

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Professor of Law

3301 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/kontorovich_eugene

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Unsettled: A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territories

The Journal of Legal Analysis 2017, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 16-20
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 09 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2018
Eugene Kontorovich
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international humanitarian law, Geneva Conventions, population transfer, post-conflict justice

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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 George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Israel, Palestine, Uti Possidetis, International Law, Boundary Disputes, Borders, Boundaries, Public International Law, Territorial Sovereignty, Occupation, Self-Determination, Mandates

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'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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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terrorists, piracy, detention, unlawful combatants

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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universal jurisdiction, piracy, admiralty, maritime, empirical

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Citation 13

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International law, Constitutional law, Criminal law & procedure

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international law, war, conflict, Israel

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international humanitarian law, non-recognition, trade relations, Israel, Palestine, occupation

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Israel, Palestine, War Crimes, International Criminal Court, jurisdiction, settlements, Geneva Conventions

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 626 (40,863)
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universal jurisdiction, amnesty, impunity

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 546 (48,847)
Citation 1

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

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international law, international trade

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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universal jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, Alien Tort Statute, international criminal law, federal courts

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international law, universal jurisdiciton, Alien Tort Act, piracy

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 407 (70,376)
Citation 1

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

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Citation 91

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customary international law; social norms

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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constitution, foreign law, international law, Declration of Independence

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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emotional distress, mitigation, avoidable consequences, moral hazard, damages, remedies, nonpecuniary injuries

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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piracy, sentencing, international law, deterrence

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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conquest, territorial change, aggression

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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standing, justiciability, transaction costs, constitutional law

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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law of nations, Alien Tort Statute, congressional powers

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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international courts, criminal law, Art. III, separation of powers

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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universal jurisdiction, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and Define and Punish Clause, Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Constitutional law

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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piracy, Alien Tort Statute, human rights, extraterritoriality, jurisdiction, law of nations

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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originalism, admiralty, universal jurisdiction

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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
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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fact witnesses, expert witnesses, testimony

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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
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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courts, judges, voting, median voter, abstention

Why Judges Always Vote

2 Revista Forumul Judecătorilor 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
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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courts, judges, voting, median voter, abstention

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Posner’s Pragmatic Justiciability Jurisprudence: The Triumph of Possibility over Probability

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Jun 2019
Eugene Kontorovich
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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standing, Posner, jurisdiction

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Exiting Paris: What the Climate Accord Teaches About the Features of Treaties and Executive Agreements

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 May 2019
Eugene Kontorovich
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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Treaties, Climate change, Paris Accords, environmental law, foreign relations law