International Law

Scholarly Publications

Indirect Expropriations: The Need for a Taxonomy of "Legitimate" Regulatory Purposes

August 2003

The international law rules governing "indirect" expropriations of property reveals a tension between the interest, on one hand, of protecting rights of foreign property owners and investors and,...

Law, Just War, and the International Fight Against Terrorism: Is it War?

December 2005

Allen S.

The Shadow of Enlargement: Can the European Neighbourhood Policy Achieve Compliance?

April 2006

This Article conducts a theoretically informed critical analysis of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

Other Publications

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.


Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Financial Times op-ed disputes legitimacy of court ruling that West Bank barrier must go

July 2004

In an op-ed published July 22 in the Financial Times, CDDRL affiliated scholar Alan Isenberg asserts that the International Court of Justice -- which recently ruled that Israel's West Bank barrier...


You, The People: Iraq and the Future of State-Building

June 2, 2004

U.S. President George W. Bush came to power emphasizing that he did not regard nation-building as an appropriate activity for the U.S. military.

Global Jurisprudence Colloquium

March 18, 2005

Stanford Law School, the Stanford Rule of Law Program, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and the Santa Clara Institute of...

Detainee Abuse: A Crisis in International Humanitarian Law

April 11, 2005

Scott Horton is a leading authority on international law regarding torture.


Human Trafficking

In 2011, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) launched its research initiative on human trafficking to address the main challenges and generate new knowledge on this issue of international concern....


Syria Today, Syria Tomorrow: Politics, Security, and Society

November 2015

Abstract: The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.


jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law