Mike and Teresa Baker Law Center Professor University of Houston Law Center
A.B., University of California at Los Angeles; J.D., University of California at Los Angeles; LL.M., University of Virginia; J.S.D. Cand., Yale University
Professor Paust joined the Law Center faculty in 1975 as an International Law expert. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Salzburg (Austria), a Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale University and visiting Ball Eminent Scholar University Chair at Florida State University.
Professor Paust has written several books and over 150 articles and essays addressing a wide array of international legal issues. He is often asked to provide expert advice to various media and organizations on international legal matters and he has served in numerous leadership capacities in local, national and international groups dealing with International Law, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law. He has chaired the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Committee on International Law and the Use of Force of the ABA. He has also served on the President’s Committee and Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is currently Co-Chair of the ASIL’s International Criminal Law Interest Group. His publicatioins have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, other courts, and international tribunals.
Antiterrorism Military Commissions: Courting Illegality, 23 Michigan Journal of International Law 1-29 (2001)
Human Rights Responsibilities of Private Corporations, 35 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 801-825 (2002).
chapter, International Legal Sanction Processes, in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies 817-835 (Peter Crane & Mark Tushnet eds., Oxford University Press 2002)
Antiterrorism Military Commissions: the Ad Hoc DOD Rules of Procedure, 23 Michigan Journal of International Law 677-694 (2002)
There is No Need to Revise the Laws of War in Light of September 11th, ASIL Presidential Task Force on Terrorism Series (2002), at http://www.asil.org/taskforce/paust.pdf
Links Between Terrorism and Human Rights and Implications Concerning Responses to Terrorism, in Human Rights and Conflict (Julie Mertus & Jeff Helsing eds. 2003)
The U.S. as Occupying Power Over Portions of Iraq and Relevant Responsibilities Under the Laws of War, short version ASIL Insight (2003). http://www.asil.org/insights/insigh102.htm
Judicial Power to Determine the Status and Rights of Persons Detained Without Trial, 44 Harvard International Law Journal 503-532 (2003)
War and Enemy Status after 9/11: Attacks on the Laws of War, 28 Yale Journal of International Law 325-335 (2003)
International Law as Law of the United States (2d ed. 2003)
The History, Nature, and Reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act, 16 Florida Journal of International Law 249-266 (2004)
Tolerance in the Age of Increased Interdependence, 56 Florida Law Review 987-1002 (2004)
The Reality of Private Rights, Duties, and Participation in the International Legal Process, 25 Michigan Journal of International Law 1229-1249 (2004)
Executive Plans and Authorizations to Violate International Law Concerning Treatment and Interrogation of Detainees, 43 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 811-863 (2005)
Not Authorized By Law: Domestic Spying and Congressional Consent, on-line essay in Jurist, at http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/
Paust, Van Dyke, Malone, International Law and Litigation in the U.S. (Thomson – West, 2ed 2005)
Paust, Bassiouni, et al., Human Rights Module (2 ed. 2006)