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Professor Julie Mertus - Publications


Balkan States

Civil Society

Human Rights and Wartime

  • “Maintenance of own security as a critical decision,” in Surviving Field Research: Working in Violent and Difficult Situations, Chandra Lekha Sriram, John C. King, Julie A. Mertus, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman, eds. (Routledge 2009).(Separate U.S. and U.K. printings). 
  • “Citizenship and Location in a World of Torture,” New York City Law Review, vol. 10(2) (2007). (co-author, with 2003 AU graduate Lisa Davis). 
  • "Human Rights and Civil Society in an Age of American Exceptionalism," in Richard Wilson, ed., Human Rights in the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press: London and New York, 2005).
  • “The Human Rights Dimensions of the War in Iraq,” in Human Rights and Conflict. Julie Mertus and Jeffrey Helsing, eds. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace 2003. (with Maia Carter, American University PhD student).
  • “The Impact of Conflict on Women’s Rights,” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Spring 2003.
  •  “Intervention and Human Rights Culture,” in Ethics and Humanitarian Intervention, Anthony Lang, ed. (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003).
  • “The Legality of Information Intervention,” in Forging Peace: Intervention, Human Rights and the Management of Media Space, Monroe E. Price and Mark Thompson, eds (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2002).
  • “Racism in Civil Conflict: Domestic and Global Dimensions,” in Transnational Legal Processes: Globalization and Power Disparities (Michael Likosky, ed.). New York and London: Butterworths, 2002.
  • “The Impact of Intervention on Local Human Rights Culture,” The Global Journal of Ethnopolitics, vol. 1, no. 2 (December 2001), 21-36.
  • “Beyond Borders,” Human Rights Review 1 (Jan- Mar 2000).
  • “The State and the Post-Cold War Refugee Regime: New Models, New Questions.” Michigan Journal of International Law 20 (Fall 1998), p. 59.

Gender Rights/Feminism

Human Rights and the US

  • “LGBT Rights as Human Rights in the U.S.,” in Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism, Shareen Hertel and Kathryn Libal, eds. (Cambridge, 2011).
  • “Politics,” in International Human Rights Law, Daniel Moeckli, Sangeeta Shah, and Sandesh Sivakumaran and David Harris, eds. (Oxford 2010) (leading comprehensive book on subject by top academic press).
  • “Applying the Gatekeeper Model of Human Rights Activism: The U.S.-Based Movement for LGBT Rights” in The International Struggle for New Human Rights (Clifford Bob, ed.)( University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
  • “Crossing the Line: Insights from Foucault on the U.S. and Torture,” in Discipline and Punishment: Illusions of Control, Janie Leatherman, ed. (Palgrave 2008).
  • “Human Rights and Human Insecurity: The Contributions of US Counterterrorism,” Journal of Human Rights, vol. 7, no. 1(January-March 2008) (co-author, with AU PhD student Tazreena Sajjad).
  • “The Rejection of Human Rights Framings: The Case of LGBT Advocacy in the US,” published in Human Rights Quarterly (November 2007).
  • "Human Rights Post-September 11," in Exploring International Human Rights: Essential Readings. Rhonda L. Callaway & Julie Harrelson-Stephens, eds. Lynne Reinner Publishing: 2007, p. 287.
  • “The Human Rights Dimensions of the War in Iraq,” Peace and Change (with Maia Carter) vol. 30, no. 1 (2005).
  • “The New US Human Rights Policy: A Radical Departure” International Studies Perspective 4: 371-384. 2003.

International Justice/War Crime Trials

Book Reviews

  • "Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions," (book review) in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 31, Issue 3 (2010).
  • "International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for Cooperation," (book review) The Journal of Politics, 2010.
  • "Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Context: Colombia, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland," (book review) Peace and Change, 2010.
  • "Buying and Selling the Istrian Goat: Regionalism, Nationalism and EU Enlargement," (book review) Slavic Studies, 2010.
  • "Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency," (book review) Journal of Military History, 2009.
  • "Peace at any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo," Peace and Change. (2008)
  • "The Myth of Greater Albania," Slavic Studies (2004).
  • "Saving Strangers," American Journal of International Law (January 2003).
  • "Louis Sell, Slobodan Milosevic and the Destruction of Yugoslavia," Political Science Quarterly 118(2): 336 (Summer 2003).
  • “Recent Books on International Law: Peace Agreements and Human Rights.” The American Journal of International Law 96 (January 2002), p. 282.
  • Ger Duijzings, ‘Religion, Politics and Identity in Kosovo,’” 60(3) Slavic Review (Fall 2001).
  • "Degraded Capacity: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis,” Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol. 3, n. 2 (2001).
  • “Feminist Curiosity Unravels Militarism: Why Method Matters,” 15 Berkeley Women’s Law Journal 338 (2000).
  • “War Crimes Against Women,” 93 American Journal of International Law 740 (1999).
  • “Human Rights: Group Defamation, Freedom of Expression and the Law of Nations: What International and Domestic Laws Can Teach the United States,” (book review) 21 Houston Journal of International Law 581 (1999).

Encyclopedia Articles

  • “Human Rights,” in The Encyclopedia on Self-Determination (2010).
  • “Humanitarian Law” and “Human Rights Watch” in Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Global Conflict, Analysis, Transformation and Nonviolent Change (Nigel Young, ed.)(New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).