Mary Ellen O'Connell

Notre Dame Law School

Robert & Marion Short Chair in Law

P.O. Box 780

Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780

United States

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Unlawful Killing with Combat Drones: A Case Study of Pakistan, 2004-2009

SHOOTING TO KILL: THE LAW GOVERNING LETHAL FORCE IN CONTEXT, Simon Bronitt, ed., Forthcoming, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-43
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
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Abstract:

drones, CIA, targeted killing, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Pakistan, war on terror, terrorism, armed conflict, combatant, civilian, necessity, proportionality, law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, IHL, human rights law, HRL

2.

The Choice of Law Against Terrorism

Journal of National Security Law and Policy, Vol. 4, p. 343, 2010, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 10-20
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2011
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 1,233 (10,496)

Abstract:

armed conflict, terrorism, global war on terror, targeted killing, military commissions, detention, drones

3.

Seductive Drones: Learning from a Decade of Lethal Operations

Journal of Law, Information & Science, August 2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-35
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2014
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 1,209 (9,519)

Abstract:

drone, unmanned combat vehicle, terrorism, counter-terrorism, targeted killing, Just War Theory, Realism, law of armed conflict, human rights, international law

4.

Defining Armed Conflict

Journal of Conflict Security Law, Vol. 13, pp. 393-400, Winter 2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-09
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Apr 2009
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 1,138 (11,292)

Abstract:

terrorism, 9/11, armed conflict, war on terrorism, definition of armed conflict

5.

When is a War Not a War? The Myth of the Global War on Terror

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Mar 2006
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 962 (13,485)

Abstract:

War on Terror, Terrorism, International Law, War, human rights, combatants

6.

The United Nations Security Council and the Authorization of Force: Renewing the Council Through Law Reform

THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE USE OF FORCE, THEORY AND REALITY - A NEED FOR CHANGE?, Niels Blokker and Nico Schrijver, eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 830 (21,184)

Abstract:

Balkans, Yugoslavia, UN, United Nations, war, force

7.

Jus Cogens: International Law’s Higher Ethical Norms

THE ROLE OF ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Donald Earl Childress, III, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2012 , Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-19
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 708 (17,464)

Abstract:

jus cogens, peremptory norms, natural law, legal positivism, legal process

8.

Combatants and the Combat Zone

University of Richmond Law Review, Forthcoming, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-39
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 582 (33,309)

Abstract:

combatant, combat zone, conflict zone, hostilities, war, armed conflict, non-international armed conflict, terrorism, global war on terrorism

9.

The Ban on the Bomb - and Bombing: Iran, the U.S., and the International Law of Self-Defense

Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 497, 2007 , Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 07-30
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 May 2007
Mary Ellen O'Connell and Maria Alevras-Chen
Notre Dame Law School and Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 514 (40,791)

Abstract:

Iran, nuclear weapons, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, self-defense, collective self-defense, United Nations, United Nations Charter, United Nations Security Council, necessity and proportionality, international law, Nicaragua Case, Bosnia v. Serbia, Oil Platforms, state responsibility

10.

The Counter-Reformation of the Security Council

Journal of Internatinoal Law & International Relations, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2005, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 06-06
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 438 (50,361)

Abstract:

United Nations, United Nations Charter, United Nations reform, Security Council, Kosovo, Iraq, international law, use of force, self-defense, humanitarian intervention

11.

Affirming the Ban on Harsh Interrogation

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 66, p. 1231, 2005, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 05-21
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Oct 2005
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 429 (52,616)

Abstract:

Interrogation, Terrorism, Torture, Coercion, Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment, Combatant, Civilian, Unlawful Combatant, Detainee, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Afghanistan, Geneva Conventions, Ticking Time Bomb, Military Necessity, Necessity Defense, Torture Memos, International Law

12.

Occupation Failures and the Legality of Armed Conflict: The Case of Iraqi Cultural Property

Art, Antiquity and Law, Vol. 9, December 2004
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Dec 2004
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 376 (57,225)

Abstract:

Iraq, cultural heritage, cultural property, Hague Convention, art, jus in bello

13.

Preserving the Peace: The Continuing Ban on War between States

California Western International Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-23
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
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14.

Banning Autonomous Killing

Chapter in: The American Way of Bombing: How Legal and Ethical Norms Change, Matthew Evangelista & Henry Shue, eds. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (2013, Forthcoming) , Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1445
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2015
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 138 (110,190)

Abstract:

fully autonomous weapon systems, robot weapons, drones, arms control, lethal autonomous robotics (LARs), unmanned systems, international law

15.

21st Century Arms Control Challenges: Drones, Cyber Weapons, Killer Robots, and WMDs

13 Global Studies Law Review, 515 (2015), Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1506
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 125 (82,860)

Abstract:

arms control, drones, cyber weapons, autonomous weapons, killer robots, WMDs, chemical weapons, biological weapons, nuclear weapons, diplomacy, counter-measures, international law, use of force

16.

Beyond Wealth: Stories of Art, War and Greed

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 59, 2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-26
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2008
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
Downloads 109 (204,846)

Abstract:

art law, international law, international law in the United States, war, armed conflict, occupation, law of war, looting, smuggling, cultural heritage, cultural property, choice-of-law, sovereign immunity, retroactive application of law

17.

The Crisis in Ukraine 2014-

International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-Based Approach, Olivier Corten and Tom Ruys, eds, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Abstract No. 1720
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Jun 2017
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
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Abstract:

Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, use of force, self-defense, civil war, military intervention, humanitarian intervention, intervention by invitation, self-determination, annexation, secession, consent to the use of force, United Nations Charter Article

18.

Sources in Natural Law Theories: Natural Law as Source of Extra-Positive Norms

Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law, Jean d’Aspremont and Samantha Besson (eds.). Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Abstract No. 1623,
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2016
Mary Ellen O'Connell and Caleb M. Day
Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame, Students
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Abstract:

natural law, positivism, reason, nature, transcendence, aesthetics, jus cogens, general principles, authority, international law

19.

Game of Drones

109 American Journal of International Law 889 (2015)
Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School

Abstract:

drones, international law, targeted killing, armed conflict, weapons

20.

The Limited Necessity of Resort to Force

O’Connell, Mary Ellen. “The Limited Necessity of Resort To Force” in Imagining Law. Dale Stephens and Paul Babie (eds). Adelaide University Press. Forthcoming., Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Abstract No. 1624,
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School
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Abstract:

necessity, use of force, international law, proportionality, self-defense, humanitarian intervention, Security Council, proportionality

21.

Cyber Security Without Cyber War

Journal of Conflict and Security Law 2012 17: 187-209, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-70
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2014
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Notre Dame Law School

Abstract:

cyberwar, cyber security, cyber law, international law on the use of force, national security law, self-defense

22.

What is Aggression? Comparing the Jus Ad Bellum and the ICC Statute

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 10, pp. 198-207, 2012, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-53
Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Mary Ellen O'Connell and Mirakmal Niyazmatov
Notre Dame Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

jus ad bellum, use of force, International Criminal Court, ICC Statute, Kampala compromise, international law, United Nations Charter prohibition on the use of force