Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law
Chair, Global Law and Justice Colloquium
Co-Director, Institute for Global Law, Justice, & Policy
Visiting Professor, Hebrew University School of Law, Mt. Scopus
Straus Fellow, NYU Law School's Straus Institute for the
Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013)
For Prof. Teitel's publications on SSRN, click here.
HUMANITY'S LAW (Oxford University Press, 2011).
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For an on-line Roundtable Discussion on Opinio Juris, click here.
Click here for mention in NewSatesman Books of 2011.
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (Oxford University Press, 2000; paperback edition, 2001).
On the subject of the genesis of the term "transitional justice," click here for for David Lubin's review of Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective by Jon Elster. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2000; paperback edition, Oxford University Press, 2001.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
"The Transitional Apology," Chapter 5 in Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation at 101-114 (E. Barkan & A. Karn, eds) (Stanford University Press, 2006).
"De la dictadura a la democracia: el rol de la justicia transicional," Chapter 17 in Democracia Deliberativa Y Derechos Humanos at 321-341 (Dworkin, R, et al) (Editorial Gedisa, S.A., 2004).
“Transitional Justice as Liberal Narrative,” Chapter 15 in Transnational Legal Processes at 316–324, (Michael Likosky, ed., Butterworths Lexis Nexis 2002), reprinted as “Transitional Justice as Liberal Narrative,” Chapter 1 in In and Out of Authoritarian Law at 3–13 (A. Sajo, ed.) (Kluwer, 2003),
“Empire’s Law: Foreign Relations by Presidential Fiat,” Chapter in September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? at 194–211 (Mary L. Dudziak, ed.) (Duke University Press, 2003).
“Nuremberg and Its Legacy, Fifty Years Later.” Chapter in War Crimes; The Legacy of Nuremberg, 44–54, B. Cooper, ed. TV Books, 1999.
“Constitutional Costs to Free Market Transitions.” Chapter 20 in Western Rights? Post-Communist Application, 361–383, A. Sajo, ed. Kluwer Law International, 1996.
“How are the New Democracies of the Southern Cone Dealing with the Legacy of past Human Rights Abuses?” In Transitional Justice: How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes, Volume I, 146–153, N.J. Kritz, ed. United States Institute of Peace, 1995.
“Persecution and Inquisition: A Case Study.” Chapter 10 in Transition to Democracy in Latin America: The Role of the Judiciary, 141–153, I. Stotsky, ed. Westview Press, 1993.
LAW REVIEW AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
“Global Justice, Poverty and the International Economic Order,” in The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford University Press 2010) (coauthored with Robert Howse).
"Beyond Compliance: Rethinking Why International Law Really Matters," in Global Policy Volume 1 . Issue 2 . May 2010 (co-authored with Robert Howse). Winner of the GPPN and the Global Policy Journal Best Article Prize.
Introduction (Symposium: Perspectives on Post-Conflict Constitutionalism), 51 New York Law School Law Review 456-465 (2006/2007).
"Transitional Justice: Postwar Legacies"(Symposium: The Nuremberg Trials: A Reappraisal and Their Legacy), 27 Cardozo Law Review 1615-1631 (2006).
Book Review of Post-Conflict Justice (C. Bassiouni, ed.), 98 American Journal of Internationl Law 872–875 (2004).
“Comparative Constitutional Law in a Global Age,” Book Review of Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials (N. Dorsen, M. Rosenfeld, A. Sajo & S. Baer, eds.), 117 Harvard Law Review 2570–2596 (2004).
“Transitional Justice in a New Era” (Symposium: Transitional Justice – Northern Ireland and Beyond), 25 Fordham International Law Journal 893–906 (2003).
“The Future of Human Rights Discourse.” 46 Saint Louis University Law Journal 449–463. (2002)
“On Wellington Interpretation: A Timely Reappraisal (Harry H. Wellington Festschrift Issue).” 45 New York Law School Law Review 225–234 (2001).
“The Constitutional Canon: The Challenge Posed by a Transitional Constitutionalism (Symposium: The Canon(s) of Constitutional Law).” 17 Constitutional Commentary 237–240 (2000).
“The Universal and the Particular in International Criminal Justice.” 30 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 285–303 (1999).
“Vouchsafing Democracy: On the Confluence of Governmental Duty, Constitutional Right, and Religious Mission (Symposium on Law and Religion).” 13 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 409–420 (1999).
Discussant, “1998 Otto L. Walter Lecture: Justice Richard J. Goldstone, International Human Rights at Century’s End.” 15 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 262–268 (1999).
“Human Rights Genealogy (Symposium: Human Rights on the Eve of the Next Century).” 66 Fordham Law Review 301–317 (1997).
“Judgment at The Hague.” 5 East European Constitutional Review 80–85 (Fall 1996).
“Transcript (Symposium: Nazis in the Courtroom: Lessons From the Conduct of Lawyers and Judges Under the Laws of the Third Reich and Vichy, France).” 61 Brooklyn Law Review 1149–1153, 1160 (1995) (with J.B. Weinstein, R.H. Weisberg & D. Luban).
“Paradoxes in the Revolution of the Rule of Law (Symposium: Constitutionalism in the Post-Cold War Era).” 19 Yale Journal of International Law 239–247 (1994).
“Post-Communist Constitutionalism: A Transitional Perspective.” 26 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 167–190 (1994).
“A Critique of Religion as Politics in the Public Sphere.” 78 Cornell Law Review 747–821 (1993).
“Postmodernist Architectures in the Law of Religion (Symposium: New Directions in Religious Liberty).” 1993 Brigham Young University Law Review 97–115.
“Reactionary Constitutional Identity (Comparative Constitutionalism: Theoretical Perspectives on the Role of Constitutions in the Interplay Between Identity and Diversity).” 14 Cardozo Law Review 747–757 (1993). Reprinted in Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference, and Legitimacy: Theoretical Perspectives, 233–244 (M. Rosenfeld, ed., Duke University Press, 1994).
Book Review of Religion and the State: Essays in Honor of Leo Pfeffer, by James E. Wood, Jr. 8 Journal of Law and Religion 663–670 (1990–1991).
“Original Intent, History and Levy’s Establishment Clause.” Book Review of The Establishment Clause: Religion and the First Amendment, by Leonard W. Levy. 15 Law and Social Inquiry 591–609 (1990).
“Responses to World War Two Criminals and Human Rights Violators: National and Comparative Perspectives; European, American, and Canadian Responses (Panel Discussion: Holocaust and Human Rights Law: the First International Conference).” 8 Boston College Third World Law Journal 3–45 (1988) (with G.P. Fletcher, H. Friedlander, F. Weinschenk, A. Ryan, Jr., B. Einhorn, E. Rosenbaum, H. Stanislawski, D. Matas & I. Cotler).
Book Review of The Human Rights of Aliens in Contemporary International Law, by Richard B. Lillich. 19 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 479–490 (1987) (with O. Kupferschmid).
“Debating Conviction Against Conviction—Constitutional Considerations on the Sanctuary Movement.” 14 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 25–41 (1986).
“The Supreme Court’s 1984–85 Church-State Decisions: Judicial Paths of Least Resistance.” 21 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 651–688 (1986).
“When Separate is Equal: Why Organized Religious Exercises, Unlike Chess, Do Not Belong in the Public Schools (Symposium: Freedom of Association).” 81 Northwestern University Law Review 174–189 (1986).
Book Review of Reconsecrating America, by George Goldberg. 2 Constitutional Commentary 529–535 (1985).
“The Unconstitutionality of Equal Access Policies and Legislation Allowing Organized Student-Initiated Religious Activities in the Public High Schools: A Proposal for a Unitary First Amendment Forum Analysis.” 12 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 529–595 (1985).
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
"The Best Route," by James Podgers in the ABA Journal, December 2006 (in connection with that ABA Conference on Transitional Justice, New York University Law School, “From Nuremberg to Africa: The Evolution of Accountability and Recovery From Conflict”)
Columnist, Findlaw’s Writ—Legal Commentary; http://writ.news.findlaw.com/ (Thomson).
“Through the Veil, Darkly: Why France’s Ban on the Wearing of Religious Symbols is Even More Pernicious Than it Appears.” FindLaw’s Writ: Legal Commentary http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20040216_teitel.html February 16, 2004, reprinted on AlterNet.org http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17932 February 24, 2004.
“IRAK Les victimes de Saddam Hussein pourront-elles enfin solder leurs comptes? Une exigence insatisfaite de justice,” Le Figaro (Debats et Opinions) September 2, 2003.
“Made to Measure Justice,” The Globe and Mail July 25, 2003 at A13
“The Road to Justice in Iraq,” Korea Herald (Op Ed) (August 9, 2003), also printed as “The Journey to Justice in Iraq,” Jakarta Post (Op Ed) (August 13, 2003).
“Operation Iraqi Freedom: Just or Unjust War? Humanitarian Action, or Simply Geopolitics?” FindLaw’s Writ: Legal Commentary http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20030408_teitel.html April 8, 2003.
“National Sovereignty: A Cornerstone of International Law and an Obstacle to Protecting Citizens,” Legal Affairs 27–29 (September/October 2002).
Moderator, “Symposium: The International Criminal Court: Contemporary Perspectives and Prospects for Ratification.” 16 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 505–551 (2000).
Panelist: “War Crimes and the Political Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina” (Council on Foreign Relations Symposium) in After Dayton: Lessons of the Bosnian Peace Process at 67, 73–77 (R. Wedgwood, ed., Council on Foreign Relations, 2000).
Panelist, “Debate 3: Do School Vouchers Violate the Establishment Clause? Are They Good Policy? (Conference on the First Amendment and Government Support for Religion and Religious Institutions)” 1 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 5 (1999/2000).
Book Review of War Crimes: Brutality, Genocide, Terror, and the Struggle for Justice by Aryeh Neier. 8 East European Constitutional Review 112–114 (Winter/Spring 1999).
Moderator, “Panel III: Identifying and Prosecuting War Crimes (Symposium: 1945–1995: Critical Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trials and State Accountability).” 12 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 631–688 (1995).
“Nuremberg’s Lessons for Today.” Hartford Courant (Commentary), October 15, 1995, at C1.
“Dilemmas of Justice.” 1 East European Constitutional Review 20–21 (1992).
“The ‘Ivan’ Case: Cold War Injustice.” Washington Post, at A21 (December 10, 1992).
Moderator, “Symposium: Truth and Justice: The Question of Accountability for Stalinist Crimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.” 9 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 599–641 (1992).
“Tribute to Owen Kupferschmid and Opening Address (Symposium: Holocaust and Human Rights Law: The Sixth International Conference).” 12 Boston College Third World Law Journal 191–198 (1992) (with C.C. Lichtenstein, A. Berney & W. Mandell).
“Freedom of Speech and Holocaust Denial (Panel Discussion).” 8 Cardozo Law Review 559–594 (1987) (with G. Tishler, I. Cotler, A.M. Dershowitz, A. Berney & N. Ackerman).
“Rex Lee Selectively Abandons Judicial Restraint.” 6 Legal Times 8 (April 30, 1984) (with M. Eisenberg).
Georgetown, B.S. 1977 cum laude
Cornell, J.D. 1980
Senior Fellow, Yale Law School, Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
Fellow, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership
Author of a path-breaking book on transitional justice and frequent speaker in academia and media on international human rights and constitutional law. Served on Human Rights W atch Europe Committee (2001-2011). Council on Foreign Relations, Life Member. International Law Association, member, International Human Rights Committee.