International law, international courts, territorial disputes

The defining theme of my research is the linkage between domestic legal systems, international law, and international courts. In general, my scholarship bridges the gap between International Relations and International Law literatures by empirically assessing the relationship between legal institutions – both domestic and international – and political phenomena, such as countries’ behavior. My work focuses on how domestic legal traditions, such as civil, common, and Islamic law impact the way that countries behave on the international arena, particularly towards international courts and other venues for peaceful resolution of disputes (a book co-authored with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International CourtsCambridge University Press, 2011) My research agenda covers several international courts, such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as several substantive areas of international law, especially the law of territorial sovereignty, diplomatic immunity, and human rights. 

The Islamic legal tradition and international law

Reviewed in:

Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Governance

Oman - Al Tasamoh /Tolerance Magazine (Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman)

Iran - Islamic Studies Center of Iranian Parliament (Persian, English), Center for Strategic Studies (English)

Jordan - Journal of Law and Political Science (English)

Reviews expected:

American Journal of International Law, 
Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law

Polish Yearbook of International Law

Malaysian Journal of International Relations

Review of Economics and Political Science (Egypt), 
International Law School Journal (Kuwait),

Research Society of International Law Review (Pakistan)

International Review of Law (Qatar)

Law Society and Power (Algeria

Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal, International Community Law Review

Finish Yearbook of International Law

European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance

Cross-Cultural Human Rights Review

Indonesian Journal of International Law

Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law
 

epowell4@nd.edu

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