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Joan M. Fitzpatrick, 1950 - 2003

A memorial page with biographical information, obituaries and tributes, and lists of publications


Derogation from Human Rights Treaties in Public Emergencies-A Critique of Implementation by the European Commission and Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, 22 Harv. Int'l L.J. 1-52 (1981). 

Racial Vote Dilution and Separation of Powers: An Exploration of the Conflict Between the Judicial "Intent" and the Legislative "Results" Standards, 50 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 689-753 (1982). 

"Unusual" Punishment: The Domestic Effects of International Norms Restricting the Application of the Death Penalty, 52 U. Cin. L. Rev. 655-99 (1983).

Derogation under Article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 7 Hum. Rts. Q. 89-131 (1985).

Enforcement of International Human Rights Law in State and Federal Courts in the United States, 7 Whittier L. Rev. 741-51 (1985). 

Ted Stein: Recollections of a Friend and Colleague, 61 Wash. L. Rev. 940 (1986).

Deborah Perluss & Joan F. Hartman, Temporary Refuge: Emergence of a Customary Norm, 26 Va. J. Int'l L. 551-626 (1986).

International Law and the Influx of Aliens: Sanctuary and the Right to Exclude. Remarks, 80 Procs. Am. Soc. Int'l L. 102-107 (1986). 

The Impact of the Reagan Administration's International Population Policy on Human Rights Relating to Health and the Family, 20 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 169-91 (1987). 

Proposed Reservations to the Convention Against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Remarks, 83 Procs. Am. Soc. Int'l L. 541 (1989). 

Joan Fitzpatrick & Robert Pauw, Foreign Policy, Asylum and Discretion, 28 Willamette L. Rev. 751-71 (1992).

Anne F. Bayefsky & Joan Fitzpatrick, International Human Rights in United States Courts: A Comparative Perspective, 14 Mich. J. Int'l L. 1-89 (1992).

Reducing the FSIA Barrier to Human Rights Litigation - Is Amendment Necessary and Possible?, 86 Procs. Am. Soc. Int'l L. 338 (1992). 

Joan Fitzpatrick & Alice Miller, International Standards on the Death Penalty: Shifting Discourse, 19 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 273-366 (1993). 

The Future of the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789: Lessons from In re Marcos Human Rights Litigation, 67 St. John's L. Rev. 491-521 (1993).

U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 15 Whittier L. Rev. 334 (1994).

Race, Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty, 15 Whittier L. Rev. 912 (1994).

The Claim to Foreign Sovereign Immunity by Individuals Sued for International Human Rights Violations, 15 Whittier L. Rev. 464-70 (1994).

Flight from Asylum: Trends Toward Temporary "Refuge" and Local Responses to Forced Migrations, 35 Va. J. Int'l L. 13-70 (1994), reprinted at 16 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 407 (1995). 

Joan Fitzpatrick & William McKay Bennett, A Lion in the Path? The Influence of International Law on the Immigration Policy of the United States, 70 Wash. L. Rev. 589-628 (1995); reprinted at 17 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 223 (1995-96). 

Establishing Accountability for On-Going Human Rights Violations Through Litigation in U.S. Courts, 16 Whittier L. Rev. 439 (1995).

The Relevance of Customary International Norms to the Death Penalty in the United States, 25 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 165-80 (1996).

Ethical Refugee Policy and the Moral Relevance of Numbers: Response to Adelman and Churgin, 30 Int'l Migration Rev. 325 (1996).

Revitalizing the 1951 Refugee Convention, 9 Harv. Hum. Rts. J. 229-53 (1996). 

The Preemptive and Interpretive Force of International Human Rights Law in State Courts, 90 Procs. Am. Soc. Int'l L. 262 (1996).

The Gender Dimension of U.S. Immigration Policy, 9 Yale J. L. & Feminism 23-49 (1997).

The International Dimension of U.S. Refugee Law, 15 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 1-26 (1997).

Stealth UNIDROIT: Is USIA the Villain?, 31 N.Y. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 47-77 (1998-99)

Deborah Anker, Joan Fitzpatrick & Andrew Shacknove, Crisis and Cure: A Reply to Hathaway/Neve and Schuck, 11 Harv. Hum. Rts J. 295-310 (1998). 

Joan Fitzpatrick & Katrina R. Kelly, Gendered Aspects of Migration: Law and the Female Migrant, 22 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 47-112 (1998); reprinted at 20 Immig. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 57 (1999). 

The End of Protection: Legal Standards for Cessation of Refugee Status and Withdrawal of Temporary Protection, 13 Geo. Immig. L.J. 343-81 (1999).

Temporary Protection of Refugees: Elements of a Formalized Regime, 94 Am. J. Int'l L. 279-306 (2000). 

Race, Immigration, and Legal Scholarship: A Response to Kevin Johnson, 2000 U. Ill. L. Rev. 603-11 (2000).

The Post-Exclusion Phase: Extradition, Prosecution and Expulsion, 12 Int'l J. Refugee L. 272-92 (2000) (Special Supplementary Issue co-edited by Joan Fitzpatrick).

Refugee Protection in the Twenty-First Century, 43 German YB Int'l L. 77 (2000).

Taking Stock: The Refugee Convention at 50, 2001 World Refugee Surv. 22.

The Constitutional and International Invalidity of Military Commissions under the November 13, 2001 Military Order, 7 Bender's Immig. Bull. 7 (2002).

Jurisdiction of Military Commissions and the Ambiguous War on Terrorism, 96 Am. J. Int'l L. 345-54 (2002).

The Unreality of International Law in the United States and the LaGrand Case, 27 Yale J. Int'l L. 423-33 (2002). 

Consular Rights and the Death Penalty After LeGrand, 96 Procs. Am. Soc'y Int'l L. 309 (2002).

Sovereignty, Territoriality, and the Rule of Law, 25 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 303-40 (2002).

Joan Fitzpatrick & Ron C. Slye, Republic of South Africa v. Grootbroom, Case No. CCT 11/00. 2000 (11) BCLR 1169. Constitutional Court of South Africa, October 4, 2000. Minister of Health v. Treatment Action Campaign. Case No. CCT 8/02, 97 Am. J. Int'l L. 669 (2003).

Introduction to the Refugee Law Forum, 12 Pac. Rim Law & Pol. J.1 (2003).

Trafficking as a Human Rights Violation: The Complex Intersection of Legal Frameworks for Conceptualizing and Combating Trafficking, 24 Mich. J. Int'l L. 1143-67 (2003).

Rendition and Transfer in the War Against Terrorism: Guantanamo and Beyond, 25 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 457-92 (2003).

Speaking Law to Power: The War Against Terrorism and Human Rights, 14 Eur. J. Int'l L. 241-64 (2003).