A central aspect of the Center’s mission is to promote and disseminate scholarship on international law, foreign affairs law, and national security law. Our Center offers law school faculty, Center fellows, and students a forum to present their work, encourages collaboration on shared initiatives, and supports the dissemination of ideas to the policy community outside academia. Our publications include articles and books, white papers, and legal briefs.

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The Center for Global Legal Challenges partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Iraq to support a project undertake by Mara Revkin studying the effect of IOM’s Community Policing Program. The Program seeks to improve safety and security by increasing trust and cooperation between civilians and law enforcement institutions in Iraq. The study is based on two sets of door-to-door household surveys that took place prior to and following the implementation of the Community Program in three communities: Baradiyah (Basra governorate), Hamdaniyah (Ninewa), and Jubeil (Anbar). The baseline survey results for Baradiyah, Hamdaniyah, and Jubeil are available online.


The baseline survey for Jubeil found that 7% of respondents perceived the community as “very safe” and 19% trusted the police; by contrast in Hamdaniyah, 94% of respondents perceived their community as “very safe” and 89% trusted the police. In all three surveyed regions, female respondents had low levels of willingness to report to the police. In Baradiyah, just 9% of women would feel comfortable reporting a problem to the police on their own, while in Hamdaniyah and Jubeil the corresponding statistics were 29% and 25% respectively.

Mara Revkin is the National Security Law Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic from Swarthmore College. Her dissertation focused on the Islamic State system of governance in Iraq and Syria and its post-conflict consequences including the Islamic State’s taxation system and civilian experiences under the Islamic State. Prior to graduate school, she was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Middle East Peace and a Fulbright Fellow in Oman. Her work has been published in the Journal of Politics, the Harvard National Security Journal, the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Foreign Affairs, and the Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oona Hathaway, Srinath Kethireddy, Alexandra Francis, Alyssa Yamamoto & Aaron Haviland, Aiding and Abetting in International Law, 104 Cornell Law Review 1593 (2020)

Oona Hathaway, Srinath Kethireddy, Alexandra Francis, Alyssa Yamamoto, and Aaron Haviland, Yemen: Is the U.S. Breaking the Law?, Harvard National Security Review (2019)

Oona Hathaway, Paul Strauch, Beatrice Walton, Zoe Weinberg, What is a War Crime? Yale Journal of International Law (2019)

Oona Hathaway, William Holste, Scott Shapiro, Jacqueline Van De Velde, and Lisa Wang Lachowicz, War Manifestos, 85 Chicago Law Review 1139 (2018)

Oona Hathaway, William Holste, Scott Shapiro, Jacqueline Van De Velde, and Lisa Wang Lachowicz, War Manifestos Database, Yale Law School

Oona Hathaway, Emily Chertoff, Lara Domínguez, Zachary Manfredi and Peter Tzeng, Ensuring Responsibility: Common Article 1 and State Responsibility for Non-State Actors, 95 Texas Law Review 539 (2017)

Oona Hathaway, Rebecca Crootof, Daniel Hessel, Julia Shu, and Sarah Weiner, Consent is Not Enough: Why States Must Respect the Intensity Threshold in Transnational Conflict, 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 11 (2016)

Oona Hathaway, Julia Brower, Ryan Liss, Tina Thomas, & Jacob Victor, Consent-Based Humanitarian Intervention, 46 Cornell International Law Journal 499 (2013)

Oona Hathaway, Samuel Adelsberg, Spencer Amdur, Philip Levitz, Freya Pitts, and Sirine Shebaya The Power to Detain: Detention of Terrorism Suspects After 9/11, Yale Journal of International Law (2013)

Oona Hathaway, Aileen Nowlan & Julia Spiegel,  Tortured Reasoning: The Intent to Torture Under International and Domestic Law, 52 Virginia Journal of International Law 791 (2012)

Oona Hathaway, Human Rights Abroad: When Do Human Rights Treaty Obligations Apply Extraterritorially? Ariz. St. L.J. 43. (2013)

Oona A. Hathaway, Sabria McElroy, Sara Aronchick Solow, International Law at Home: Enforcing Treaties in U.S. Courts, Yale Journal of International Law, (2012)

Oona A. Hathaway, Rebecca Crootof, Philip Levitz, Haley Nix, Aileen Nowlan, William Perdue, Julia Spiegel, The Law Of Cyber-Attack, California Law Review, (2012)

Oona A. Hathaway, Rebecca Crootof, Philip Levitz, Haley Nix, William Perdue, Chelsea Purvis, Julia Spiegel, The Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict, Minnesota Law Review, (2012)

Oona Hathaway, Spencer Amdur, Celia Choy, Samir Deger-Sen, Haley Nix, John Paredes, and Sally Pei, The Treaty Power: Its History, Scope, and Limits, Cornell Law Review, (2012)

Oona Hathaway, Samuel Adelsberg, Spencer Amdur, Philip Levitz, Freya Pitts, And Sirine Shebaya, The Power To Detain: Detention Of Terrorism Suspects After 9/11, forthcoming Yale Journal Of International Law (2012)

Nestlé v. Doe & Cargill v. Doe Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent. United States Supreme Court (October 2020).

Edgar v. Ratcliffe, Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae In Support of Appellants and Reversal. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (August 2020) (on appeal from the U.S. District Court)

Al-Alwi v. Trump, Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae In Support of Initial Hearing En Banc. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (October 2017) (on appeal from the U.S. District Court)

Joseph Jesner, et. al., v. Arab Bank, PLC, Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent. United States Supreme Court (July 2017)

Carol Anne Bond v. United States of America, Brief of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent. United States Supreme Court (October 2012).

Esther Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., et al.; Asid Mohamad, et al. v. Palestinian Authority, et al., Brief Of Yale Law School Center For Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae In Support Of Petitioners

Esther Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., et al., Supplemental Brief Of Yale Law School Center For Global Legal Challenges as Amicus Curiae In Support Of Petitioners

Ghaleeb Nassar v. Barack Obama, Brief for Non Governmental Organizations and Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Rehearing or Rehearing en Banc

Jamal Kiyemba, Next Friend, et al. v. Barak Obama, President of the United States, et al., Brief of International Law Experts as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, United States Supreme Court (December 2009)