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Press Release — January 30, 2006

International Legal Scholars Affirm US International Law Obligations: Seek Adoption of Resolution by American Society of International Law

International legal scholars are urging the leadership of the American Society of International Law to take a public stand against policies and practices of the three branches of the Federal Government that violate international law obligations of the United States of America.

Scholars and supporters who are members of the American Society of International Law have requested in a letter to ASIL President James H. Carter that the international law society adopt a draft resolution at its centennial meeting in March that would affirm international law as well as United States obligations under international law.

ASIL has taken positions on only a handful of issues in its 100-year history. The draft resolution is supported by scholars with over 270 years of combined membership experience in ASIL.

"Where there have been fundamental challenges to the principles of international law by high-ranking public officials, professionals are morally bound to express their concern," said Carl Q. Christol, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, and ASIL member for over 56 years, in support of the resolution.

The eight-paragraph resolution addresses the international law of self-defense, the laws of war and occupation (laws of armed conflict), the four Geneva Conventions, torture, cruel, inhuman and/or degrading treatment or punishment, and secret incommunicado detentions.

"Torture, ill-treatment, and secret incommunicado detention are emphatically prohibited by international law," said Jamie Mayerfeld, associate professor of political science and adjunct associate professor of law, societies and justice, at the University of Washington in Seattle. "The American Society of International Law must take a public stand against these barbaric practices."

The resolution emphasizes the command responsibility of U.S. high level civilian authority and military generals for any violations of international law. The resolution states that security and liberty should be maintained and enhanced in a manner that is completely consistent with the international law obligations of the United States of America.

Itzchack E. Kornfeld, General Counsel of OAsys Environmental Solutions and Visiting Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia and ASIL Member for about 10 years, stated he supported the resolution because "First, since the ASIL is a law related organization, the law demands of its officers to stand-up straight back and with commitment in its protection; and second, as a member of ASIL I believe that the organization cannot seek refuge behind the sanctity of meetings and "professionalism" while concomitantly refusing to speak for justice and all that is right, especially when every member who is a member of a State or D.C. Bar promises to protect the Constitution of the United States."

Ewen Allison, a non-ASIL member stated he joined the effort as, "I donít want to be one of those who stood idly by while Americans forgot what America is all about. Also, I wanted to associate my protest with someone reputable."

Another non-ASIL member leading the Project to Enforce the Geneva Conventions, Charles B. Gittings, Jr. of Fort Bragg, California signed "Because the principles of Geneva, Nuremberg, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are too important to lose and we arenít going to make ourselves safe by abandoning them in favor of brutality."

Even new ASIL members like John Lunstroth a graduate student of the School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York and Meredith Kosky Lewis of the Victoria University of Wellington Law School in Wellington, New Zealand have joined the effort. Lunstroth stated "We have a duty to strengthen our union in the world order by publicly speaking against the atrocities of our government."

Some have supported the resolution on moral as well as legal grounds. Mary-Ann Greifeneder Allison, a non-ASIL member, stated "My reasons for supporting this resolution are multifold. It begins with the fact that I oppose the use of torture and rendition flights on moral grounds. Through my studies (I majored in political science, with a minor in law) I learned enough about public international law to know that the current administrationís policies are inconsistent with international human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. In short, both the mind and the heart coincide in opposition to the Bush administrationís policies in this area."

Jennifer Van Bergen, a journalist and legal commentator, author of The Twilight of Democracy: The Bush Plan for America said, "As one of the first journalists to write about this Administrationís violations of international law ( see
Bush War: Military Necessity or War Crimes? 14 July 2003, with Charles Gittings ), I am completely behind ASIL issuing this resolution that simply affirms international laws and the U.S. being bound by them."

As noted by, Thomas Doyle another non-ASIL signator, at an earlier meeting of the Society, on April 13, 1945, in an address to the Society entitled "The Rule of Law Among Nations," Robert H. Jackson who led the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and sat on the United States Supreme Court and a distinguished jurist cited frequently in the recent confirmation hearings of Justice John Roberts and Judge Samuel Alito as regards presidential power stated, "The trouble has been that the advocates of International Law have had too little of what Mr. Justice Holmes called "fire in the belly," while the extreme nationalists have had too little else."

"Itís an uphill struggle, kind of like herding cats, but with faith and solidarity between ASIL members and non-members, I think the Society will do the right thing under its Constitution and adopt the resolution. We ask for as much support as possible from around the world. Itís time for action to keep our honor clean.", said Benjamin G. Davis, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio.

For further information, please contact:

Benjamin G. Davis, Associate Professor of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606

Tel: 419-530-5117
Fax: 419-530-2439

ben.davis@utoledo.edu

American Society of International Law Web Page : http://www.asil.org




AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW RESOLUTION     

( Final Draft of January 27, 2006 )     


The American Society of International Law, at its centennial annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 2006, Resolves:

1) Each state has a right of self-defense within the United Nations Charter and other international law.

2) The laws of war and occupation ("the laws of armed conflict") apply to the United States of America.

3) In particular, the four Geneva Conventions (Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949; Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949; Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949; and Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949) apply to the United States of America in its armed conflict(s).

4) Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, or secret incommunicado detention of any person in the custody or control of the United States of America and/or other States, are fundamentally repugnant to international law, and violate international law in general and, in particular, international human rights and humanitarian law.

5) All branches of the United States Federal Government and non-governmental actors are required to adhere to the standards enumerated in international law that forbid secret incommunicado detention or torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of people without exception. In this regard, the United States of America should conform to its U.S. constitutional jurisprudence as well as jurisprudence of prior tribunals such as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and military tribunals at Nuremberg.

6) The international law of command responsibility applies to the United States of America.

7) The United States of America should assure command responsibility for its high level civilian authority and military general officers for any violations of international law.

8) Security and liberty should be maintained and enhanced in a manner that is completely consistent with the international law obligations of the United States of America.

SIGNED


ASIL Member Co-signators  ( organizations for identification purposes only )

Carl Q. Christol
Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
University of Southern California
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: for over 56 years

Sompong Sucharitkul, D.C.L.
Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Int'l and Comparative Law
Director of the S.J.D. Program
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco, California
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: 1950

Burns H. Weston
Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus
Senior Scholar, UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR), and
Vermont Law School Visiting Distinguished Prof. of Int'l Law and Policy
College of Law
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1959

Daniel G. Partan
R. Gordon Butler Scholar in Int'l Law
Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law
Boston, Massachusetts
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: Most likely 1960

Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni
Distinguished Research Professor of Law
President, Int'l Human Rights Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law
Honorary President, Int'l Association of Penal Law
Chicago, Illinois
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1962

Anthony DíAmato
Leighton Professor of Law
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Current ASIL Member: Yes and Patron of the Society
ASIL Member Since: for 40 years

James A. Nafziger
Thomas B. Stoel Professor of Law and
Director of Int'l Programs
Willamette University College of Law
Salem, Oregon
ASIL Member:Yes
ASIL member since: 1967

Gunther Handl
Eberhard Deutsch Professor of Public Int'l Law
Tulane Law School
New Orleans, Louisiana
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1969

Peter W. Schroth
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 1969

Mark Weston Janis
William F. Starr Professor of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, Connecticut
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: first joined as an undergraduate, I think, about 1969

Jordan Paust
Mike and Theresa Baker College Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, Texas
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Believe since 1970

Henry J. Richardson III
Professor of Law
Temple University Law School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1970

Dr. Johannes Van Aggelen
Geneva, Switzerland
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 1972 with a break from 1976-1980

Roger S. Clark
Board of Governors Professor
Rutgers School of Law - Camden
Camden, New Jersey
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1973

Christina Cerna
Adjunct Professor of Int'l Human Rights Law
Georgetown University Law School
Washington, D.C.
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1974

David Weissbrodt
Regents Professor & Fredrickson & Byron Professor of Law
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1975

Steven Zamora
Leonard B. Rosenberg Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1975

Jon M. Van Dyke
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: for more than 30 years

Armand de Mestral
Professor of Law
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 1976 (perhaps earlier)

Fernando R. Teson
Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar and Professor of Law
Florida State University
College of Law
Tallahassee, Florida
(I SUPPORT the war in Iraq)
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: for almost 30 years, at least since 1977

Valerie C. Epps
Professor of Law and Director of the Int'l Law Concentration
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, Massachusetts
Visiting Professor
Fudan University
Shanghai, China
ASIL Member: Yes have been for decades
ASIL member since: Joined in the seventies

Harold Hongju Koh
Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of Int'l Law
Yale Law School
New Haven, Connecticut
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1980 I believe

David D. Caron
C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Int'l Law
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1980

Charles D. Siegal
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
Los Angeles, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1980

Ralph G. Steinhardt
Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law
Director of the Oxford Program in Int'l Human Rights Law
The George Washington Law School
Washington, D.C.
ASIL member: Yes former member of Executive Council
ASIL member since: early 80ís

Leo Lovelace
Adjunct Professor of Social Science and History
Chapman University College and Chapman University
Lecturing Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California at Riverside
Riverside, California
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 1981

Christopher L. Blakesley
The Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law
William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: I believe some 25 years, plus

Scott Horton
Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, New York
Chair, Committee on Int'l Law
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1982

Professor Adrien Katherine Wing
Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1982

Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
University of Georgia
Director, Environmental Ethics Certificate Program Founders Memorial House
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1984

Sherri Burr
Dickason Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1985

Mary Ellen OíConnell
Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law
Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, Indiana
Current ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1986

Professor Linda A. Malone
Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Human Rights and National Security Law Program
William and Mary Law School
Williamsburg, Virginia
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: believe 20 years

James C. Hathaway
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law
Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law
The University of Michigan Law School
ASIL Member: Yes, Life Member
ASIL member since: approximately 20 years

Sean D. Murphy
Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1987

Michael C. Davis
J. Landis Martin Visiting Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Evanston, Illinois
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 1987

Stephanie Farrior
Professor of Law
Pennsylvania State University
School of Law
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1987

Professor Julie Mertus
Co-Director, Ethic, Peace and Global Affairs
American University
Washington, D.C.
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1988 with a couple of years off for overseas missions

Gregory H. Fox
Associate Professor of Law
Wayne State University School of Law
Detroit, Michigan
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: for about 18 years

Michael P. Scharf
Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University
School of Law
Cleveland, Ohio
ASIL Member: Yes, in second year on the Executive Committee
ASIL member since: 17 years

Professor Donna E. Arzt
Deanís Distinguished Research Scholar
And Director, Center for Global Law and Practice
Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, New York
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: for about 17 years

Ronald C. Slye
Associate Professor
Director, Int'l and Comparative Law Programs
Director, Center for Global Justice
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, Washington
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: probably late 1980ís

William O. Hennessey
Professor of Law and
Chair, Intellectual Property Graduate Programs
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, New Hampshire
Current ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1989

Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Professor of Law
University of California, hasting College of Law
San Francisco, California
ASIL Member: Yes and former member, ASIL Executive Council
ASIL member since: 1990

S. James Anaya
James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy
University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
Tucson, Arizona
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1990 (or thereabouts)

William J. Aceves
Professor of Law
California Western School of Law
San Diego, California
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 15 years

Kathleen Johnson
Gespass & Johnson
Birmingham, Alabama
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: off and on for 15 years consistently now for about 4 years

Maivan Clech Lam
Professor of Int'l Law
Associate Director
Ralph Bunche Institute for Int'l Studies
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1993

Andrea K. Bjorklund
Acting Professor
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Davis, California
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1994

Donald K. Anton
Senior Lecturer in Law
The Australian National University College of Law
Canberra, Australia
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1994 with a year or two hiatus

Sharon OíBrien
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: for 10+ years

Diane Marie Amann
Professor of Law
University of California, Davis School of Law (Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall)
Davis, California
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: for about 10 years

Leila Nadya Sadat
Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 10 years

Karen Halverson Cross
Professor of Law
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: for about 10 years

Beth Stephens
Professor
Rutgers School of Law - Camden
Camden, New Jersey
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1996

Dr. Andreas L. Paulus
Lecturer
Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Institute of Int'l Law - Comparative Public Law, Int'l and European Law
Munich, Germany
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 1996

Richard J. Wilson
Professor of Law
Director, Int'l Human Rights Law Clinic
American University
Washington College of Law
Washington D.C.
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1996

Itzchak E. Kornfeld, Esquire
General Counsel
OAsys Environmental Solutions, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visiting Professor
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: for about 10 years

Barbara Stark
Professor of Law
Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, New York
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: about 10 years

Robin Teske
Professor of Political Science
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: for about 10 years

Aaron Fellmeth
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: for about 10 years now

Michael Ratner
President
Center for Constitutional Rights
www.ccr-ny.org
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 5-10 years

Jennifer Moore
Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
Director of UNM peace Studies Program
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1997

George E. Edwards
Carl M. Gray Professor of Law and
Director (Founding), Program in Int'l Human Rights Law and
Faculty Director/Advisor (Founding), LL.M. Track in Int'l Human Rights Law
Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1997

Muna Ndulo
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1998

Beth Van Schaack
Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, California
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1998 (give or take)

Sarah H. Cleveland
Marrs McLean Professor in Law
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 1998

Mark A. Drumbl
Ethan Allen Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Lexington, Virginia
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1999

Derek Jinks
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 1999

Christopher Gibson
Associate Professor of Law
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, Massachusetts
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 1999

Susan Leubuscher
Lawyer-linguist
European Court of Justice
(on invalidity pension)
Brussels, Belgium
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: perhaps 7 years

Jamie Mayerfield
Associate Professor Political Science
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, societies & Justice
Seattle Campus Advisor, Human Rights Minor
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 2001

James Gathii
Associate Professor
Albany Law School
Albany, New York
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: 2001 (or before not sure exact date)

Gabriel Eckstein
Professor of Law
Director, Center for Water Law & Policy
Texas Tech University School of Law
806-742-3990 x260
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: I first joined in the mid 1990s, but I think I let my membership lapse for a few years and then renewed again early this century

Connie de la Vega
Professor of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
San Francisco, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 4-5 years perhaps

Katherine Newell Bierman
Counterterrorism Counsel, U.S. Program
Human Rights Watch
Washington, D.C.
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: 2001-2004, 2005-present

Walter J. Kendall III
The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 4 or 5 or more years

Bert B. Lockwood, Jr.
Distinguished Service Professor of Law
and Director, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
University of Cincinnati Law School
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: for many years

Cindy G. Buys
Assistant Professor of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Carbondale, Illinois
Current ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 5 years

Jenny S. Martinez
Assistant Professor
Stanford Law School
Stanford, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 5 years

Dr. Syed A. Wasif
President, Society for Int'l Reforms & Research
Virginia, USA
Professor of Int'l Law & Human Rights
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 5 years

Hari M. Osofsky
Visiting Assistant Professor (2005-06)
Assistant Professor (2006-)
University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, Oregon
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2002

Joel Ngugi
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, Washington
Current ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2002

Naomi Norberg
J.D. University of California-Davis, King Hall School of Law
Ph.D candidate, University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne)
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2002

Melissa A. Waters
Assistant Professor of Law
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Lexington, Virginia
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2002

David Gespass
Gespass & Johnson
Birmingham, Alabama
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2005

Karen Erica Bravo
Assistant Professor of Law
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2005

Benjamin Davis
Associate Professor of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 2005

Benjamin N. Schiff
Professor of Politics
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
Visiting Professor
University of Leiden Faculty of Law
The Hague, The Netherlands
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: 2006

Nancy Combs
Professor of Law
Law School of the College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: 2006

Meredith Kosky Lewis
Victoria University of Wellington Law School
Wellington, New Zealand
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: Since 2006

John Lunstroth, LLM, MPH (cand)
History of Public Health & Medicine: Ethics, Policy & Society
School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, New York
Current ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member Since: About a month

Wil Burns
Associate Professor
Int'l Environmental Policy Program
Monterey Institute of Int'l Studies
Monterey California
and
Chair, on behalf of the Int'l Wildlife Law Committee
American Branch, Int'l Law Association
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since:

John N. Petrie
Assistant Vice President for
Public Safety & Emergency Management
The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
35 years in the US Navy
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since:

Cecelia Lynch
Associate Professor
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL Member since: does not remember

David Luban
Frederick Hass Professor of Law and Philosophy
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, D.C.
Currently Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor of Human Rights
Stanford Law School
Stanford, California
ASIL Member: Yes
ASIL member since: (not available)

Brad Roth
Associate Professor of Political Science & Law
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Current ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since: long-time member

James Johnson
Barrister
Calgary, Alberta
Canada
ASIL member: Yes
ASIL member since:

Dr. J. Vaughan Johnson MA, LLM PhD
Garran, ACT
Australia
ASIL Member: Yes

Ved P. Nanda
Vice Provost, Evans University Professor, Marsh Professor of Law
Director, Int'l Legal Studies Program
University of Denver Law School
Denver, Colorado
ASIL Member: Yes

Alberto L. Zuppi
Robert & Pamela Martin Professor of Law
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
ASIL Member: Yes


Non-ASIL Member Co-signators  ( organizations for identification purposes only )

Robin Alexander
UE Director of Int'l Labor Affairs
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ewen Allison

Mary-Ann Greifeneder Allison, MA Philosophy

Alphonso J. Alvarez-Calderon Yrigoyen
Estudio Alvarez Calderon Abogados
Lima, Peru

Basilio Dias Araujo
Co/Founder of Papua and Aceh Study Group
Laks Salemba Foundation
Jakarta, Indonesia

Michael Avery
President, National Lawyers Guild
Professor, Suffolk Law School
Boston, Massachusetts

Paolo Bargiacchi
Lecturer in Int'l Law
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy

Peter Bailey
(Adjunct) Professor
Faculty of Law
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

Amy Bartholomew
Associate Professor
Department of Law
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada

Norman Bay
Assistant Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jason A. Beckett
Lecture in Law
Newcastle University
United Kingdom

Yves Beigbeder
Former WHO official (Retired)
France

Robert Benson
Professor of Law
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, California

Sonia Cardenas
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut

Charlene A Cassel
Toledo, Ohio

Carol Chomsky
Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marjorie Cohn
Professor of Law,
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, California
President-elect, National Lawyers Guild

Geoffrey S. Corn
Assistant Professor of Law
Former U.S. Army special Assistant for Law of War Matters
South Texas College of Law
Houston, Texas
(will send in form next week)

Edward J. Costello
Private Dispute Resolution
Santa Monica, California

Elias Davidsson
Human Rights Activist
Reykjavik, Iceland

Christina A. Davis, Ph.D
Fort Worth, Texas

Maria Depaul
Virginia

Dr. Pol de Vos
Coordinator of "Stop United States of Aggression"
(www.stopUSA.be)

Donna L Diekoff
Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Curtis F. J Doebbler
Int'l Human Rights Lawyer

Thomas Martin Doyle, Jr., J.D.
Children in Placement Connecticut Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem, Connecticut Superior Court, Juvenile Matters)B.A. (Labor Studies), Antioch Univ., 1988; J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law 1994; Veteran, United States Marine Corps

Gregory M. Duhl
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Southern Illinois University
School of Law
Carbondale, Illinois

Beth A. Eisler
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio

Paul Fiscella

Martin Flaherty
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Joseph R. Crowley Program in Int'l Human Rights
Fordham Law School
New York, New York

Brian J. Foley
Assistant Professor of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jacksonville, Florida

Antonio Gidi
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center
(Will become a member soon)

Charles B. Gittings, Jr.
Program to Enforce the Geneva Conventions
Fort Bragg, California

Robert Kogod Goldman
Professor of Law & Louis C. James Scholar
Washington College of Law
American University
ASIL Member: No (lapsed since last year)
ASIL member since: first a member in 1971

Ruth Gordon
Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, Pennsylvania
ASIL member: former member

Brian T. Hanson
Associate Director
Center for Int'l and Comparative Studies (CICS)
Lecturer in Political Science
(ACUNS Member: 5 years)
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

William O. Hennessey
Professor of Law
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, New Hampshire

Admiral (Ret.) John D. Hutson
Dean & President
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, New Hampshire

Dan Ivy, J.D. LL.M.
Dan Ivy Law Centers
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Craig L. Jackson
Professor of Law
Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Houston, Texas

Erika Anne Kreider
Tucson, Arizona

John Makdisi
Professor of Law
St. Thomas University School of Law
Miami Gardens, Florida

Professor Margaret E. Montoya
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico
ASIL Member:
ASIL member since:

Mary Maxwell, Ph.D.
Director, Maternal Brain Pty Ltd
Adelaide, Australia

James D. Mick
Toledo, Ohio

Leora Mosston

Jane Musgrave
Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Edward-Kennedy Nasho
Cambridge, England

Dr. Trevor Purvis
Department of Law/ Institute of Political Economy
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada

John Quigley
Presidentís Club Professor in Law
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Srividhya Ragavan
Associate Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma Law Center
Andrew M. Coats Hall
Norman, Oklahoma

Vernellia Randall
Professor of Law
University of Dayton School of Law
Dayton, Ohio

Michael J. Rauh
Toledo, Ohio

Heiko Recktenwald
Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany

William M. Richman
Distinguished University Professor
University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio

Joseph Roberts
Seattle, Washington

Charles Rowland
Adjunct Professor of Law
James Cook University
Queensland, Australia
Adjunct Reader
Australian National University
Farrer, Australia

Natsu Taylor Saito
Professor of Law
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia

Ole Jacob Sending
Dr. Polit.
Senior Researcher
Norwegian Institute of Int'l Affairs
Oslo, Norway

Barry Shanks
Reference Librarian, Assít Prof of Research
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Concord, New Hampshire

Edwin M. Smith
Leon Benwell Professor of Law and Int'l Relations
Academic Director of Int'l Programs
The Law School
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
ASIL member: No
ASIL member since: (Had been a member since 1984; membership lapsed in last year or two)

Dr. Peter Stoett
Department Chair
Associate Professor, Int'l Relations
Department of Political Science
Concordia University
Montreal, Canada

Eric Tars
Human Rights Consultant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Thornburg
Professor of Law
SMU Dedman School of Law
Dallas, Texas

Paul L. Tractenberg
Board of Governors Distinguished Service
Professor and Alfred C. Clapp Service
Professor of Law
Rutgers School of Law - Newark
Newark, New Jersey

John Trent, (Prof. Retd.)
Fellow, Centre on Governance
University of Ottawa.
(Former Secretary General, Int'l Political Science Association)
Ottawa, Canada

Jennifer Van Bergen
Jennifer Van Bergen, a journalist and legal commentator, is the author of THE TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY: THE BUSH PLAN FOR AMERICA (Common Courage Press, 2004) and a guest columnist on Findlaw.com. She writes frequently for various publications on civil liberties, human rights, and Int'l law.

Johan D. Van der Vyver
I.T. Cohen Professor of Int'l Law and Human Rights
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, Georgia

Christiane Wilke
Assistant Professor
Department of law
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Professor Darryl C. Wilson
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

William J. Woodward, Jr.
Professor of Law
James Beasley School of Law
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Human Rights Committee of the
American Branch of the Int'l Law Association
Chritina Cerna and Scott Horton, Co-Chairs

[ final list of signatories as of 2006.03.28 ]

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