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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

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). 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.

Keenan, P. J. (2021). Moving from Policies to Performance: Complexities and Evidence. Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 49(2), 337-350.

Keenan, P. J. (2020). 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.

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