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Sean D Murphy

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Name  Sean Murphy

Books  Public International Law

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Sean D. Murphy is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he has been teaching since 1998. His primary area of scholarly research are public international law, foreign affairs and the U.S. Constitution, international organizations, international dispute settlement, and law of the sea. Murphy served for ten years on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and is the Vice President of the American Society of International Law. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly elected Murphy to serve as a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission (ILC). He has been named by the ILC as Special Rapporteur for Crimes Against Humanity, a topic on which he has lectured widely.


Prior to his arrival at George Washington University Law School in 1998, Murphy served as legal counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague from 1995 to 1998, arguing several cases before the International Court of Justice and representing the U.S. government in matters before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Murphy received his S.J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School (1995), his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge (1987), and his J.D. from Columbia University (1985) where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Murphy has published numerous articles and books on international law.

Selected works

  • Murphy, Sean D.; Kidane, Won; Snider, Thomas R. (2013). Litigating War: Arbitration of Civil Injury by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199793723. 
  • Murphy, Sean D. (2012). Principles of International Law. St. Paul: West, 2nd edition. ISBN 978-0314262684. 
  • Murphy, Sean D.; Buergenthal, Thomas (2013). Public International Law in a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West, 5th edition. ISBN 978-0314279965. 
  • Lectures

    Crimes against Humanity in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law


    Sean D. Murphy Wikipedia

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