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Patrick J Keenan


Research Interests

Human Rights; International and Comparative Law; International Criminal Law; Professional Ethics


J.D. Yale University
B.A. Tufts University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Heidi Hurd Scholar, College of Law
Professor, College of Law
Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Professor, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
Professor, Center for African Studies

Recent Publications

Sadat, L. N., Keenan, P., & Sterio, M. (2024). The International Criminal Court in a Nutshell. (Nutshells). West Academic Publishing.

Keenan, P. J. (2023). The fight for humane war. Leiden Journal of International Law, 36(1), 181-201.

Keenan, P. J. (2022). The Slippery Concept of "Object and Purpose" in International Criminal Law. American University International Law Review, 37(4), 799-840.

Keenan, P. J. (2021). Doctrinal Innovation in International Criminal Law: Harms, Victims, and the Evolution of the Law. University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, 42(2), 407-444.

Keenan, P. J. (2021). Drones and Civilians: Emerging Evidence of the Terrorizing Effects of the U.S. Drone Programs. Santa Clara Journal of International Law, 20(1), 1-47. Article 1.

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