Faculty Bibliographies

Chimène Keitner


Journal Articles

  • A Roadmap for Foreign Official Immunity Cases in U.S. Courts, 90 Fordham L. Rev. 677 (2021) (with William S. Dodge). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Cybercrime vs. Cyberwar: Paradigms for Addressing Malicious Cyber Activity, 11 J. Nat'l Sec. L. & Pol'y 327 (2021) (with Mieke Eoyang). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Prosecuting Foreign States, 61 Va. J. Int'l L. 221 (2021). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability, Part I: Written Testimony, Harv. Nat'l Sec. J. Online (2021). URL
  • To Litigate a Pandemic: Cases in the United States Against China and the Chinese Communist Party and Foreign Sovereign Immunities, 19 Chinese J. Int'l . 229 (June 2020). FULLTEXT
  • Attribution by Indictment, 113 AJIL Unbound 207 (2019). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Between Law and Diplomacy: The Conundrum of Common Law Immunity, 54 Ga. L. Rev. 217 (2019). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Cybersecurity Provisions and Trade Agreements, 10 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 1 (2019) (with Harry Clark). URL
  • The Law Against Family Separation, 51 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 432 (2019) (with Carrie F. Cordero & Heidi Li Feldman). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Explaining International Acts, 63 McGill L.J. 649 (2018). SSRN
  • Categorizing Acts by State Officials: Attribution and Responsibility in the Law of Foreign Official Immunity, 26 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L. 451 (2016). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Complicity in International Law: Remarks on Complicity Under the Alien Tort Statute, 109 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 175 (2015). URL
  • Functional Immunity of State Officials Before the International Law Commission: The “Who” and the “What", 17 QIL, Zoom-out 51 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • Horizontal Enforcement and the ILC’s Proposed Draft Articles on the Immunity of State Officials from Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction, 109 AJIL Unbound 161 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • Prosecute, Sue, or Deport? Transnational Accountability in International Law, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 1 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • The Three C’s of Jurisdiction Over Human Rights Claims in U.S. Courts, 113 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 67 (2015). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • International Decisions: Jones v. United Kingdom, 108 Am. J. Int'l L 302 (2014).
  • Germany v. Italy and the Limits of Horizontal Enforcement: Some Reflections from a United States Perspective, 11 J. Int'l Crim. Just. 167 (2013). FULLTEXT URL
  • State Courts and Transitory Torts in Transnational Human Rights Cases, 3 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 81 (2013). FULLTEXT URL
  • Optimizing Liability for Extraterritorial Torts: A Response to Professor Sykes, 100 Geo. L.J. 2211 (2012). FULLTEXT
  • Panel Proceedings, The Future of Alien Tort Litigation: Kiobel and Beyond, 106 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 487 (March 2012). FULLTEXT URL
  • Remarks: Some Functions of Alien Tort Statute Litigation, 43 Geo. J. Int'l L. 1015 (2012). FULLTEXT
  • The Forgotten History of Foreign Official Immunity, 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 704 (2012). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Annotated Brief of Professors of Public International Law and Comparative Law as Amici Curiae in Samantar v. Yousuf, 15 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 609 (2011). FULLTEXT URL
  • Foreign Official Immunity After Samantar, 44 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 837 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • Foreign Official Immunity and the "Baseline" Problem, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 605 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • Framing Constitutional Rights, 40 Sw. L. Rev. 617 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • Rights Beyond Borders, 36 Yale J. Int'l L. 55 (2011). FULLTEXT
  • The Politics of Corporate Alien Tort Cases, 2011 Pepp. L. Rev. Online 23 (2011). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Officially Immune? A Response to Bradley and Goldsmith, 36 Yale J. Int'l L. Online (2010). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • The Common Law of Foreign Official Immunity, 14 Green Bag 2d 61 (2010). FULLTEXT SSRN URL
  • Conceptualizing Complicity in Alien Tort Cases, 60 Hastings L.J. 61 (2008). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Associate Statehood: Principles and Prospects, 3 Faroese L. Rev. 13 (2003). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Free Association: The United States Experience, 39 Tex. Int'l L.J. 1 (2003) (with W. Michael Reisman). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • The Challenge of Building an Inter-Communal Rule of Law in Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona, 15 Law & Lit. 53 (2003) (peer reviewed). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Victim or Vamp? Images of Violent Women in the Criminal Justice System, 11 Colum. J. Gender & L. 38 (2002). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Comment, Crafting the International Criminal Court: Trials and Tribulations in Article 98(2), 6 UCLA J. Int'l L. & Foreign Aff. 215 (2001). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • National Self-Determination in Historical Perspective 1789/1989: The Legacy of the French Revolution for Today's Debates, 2 Int'l Stud. Rev. 3 (Autumn 2000) (peer reviewed). FULLTEXT SSRN
  • Nationalism and War in the French Revolution, 17 ASEN Bull. 12 (Summer 1999) (peer reviewed).
  • The "False Promise" of Civic Nationalism, 28 Millennium: J. Int'l Stud. 341 (1999) (peer reviewed). URL
  • Power and Identity in Nationalist Conflicts, 8 Oxford Int'l Rev. 1 (1997).
  • Mandate for Change: An Analysis of the Elections in France, 17 Harvard Int'l Rev. 54 (1995). URL
Chapters In Books

  • Sovereignty, Humanity, and Justice: Reflections on the U.S. Law of Foreign Sovereign Immunity, in Sovereign Immunity Under Pressure: Norms, Values and Interests 9 (Régis Bismuth et al., eds., Springer 2022). CATALOG
  • Authority and Dialogue: State and Official Immunity in Domestic and International Courts, in Concepts of International Law in Europe and the United States ___ (Chiara Giorgetti & Guglielmo Verdirame, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming 2021). URL
  • Foreign Election Interference and International Law, in Defending Democracies: Combating Foreign Election Interference in a Digital Age 179 (Jens David Ohlin & Duncan B. Hollis eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2021). URL
  • Personal Jurisdiction and Fifth Amendment Due Process Revisited, in The Restatement and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Foreign Relations Law 231 (Paul B. Stephan & Sarah A. Cleveland eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2020). CATALOG URL
  • The Law and Politics of the “Shifting Border”, in The shifting border: Legal cartographies of migration and mobility (Ayelet Shachar in dialogue) Chap. 6 (Peter Niesen, ed., Manchester Univ. Press 2020). URL
  • Immunities of Foreign Officials from Civil Jurisdiction, in The Cambridge Handbook of Immunities and International Law 525 (Tom Ruys, Nicolas Angelet, & Luca Ferro eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). CATALOG URL
  • From Conquest to Consent: Puerto Rico and the Prospects for Genuine Free Association, in Reconsidering the Insular Cases 77 (Gerald Neuman & Tomiko Brown-Nagin, eds., Harvard Univ. Press 2015). URL
  • Adjudicating Acts of State, in Foreign Affairs Litigation in U.S. Courts 49 (John Norton Moore, ed., Martinus Nijhoff 2013) (Sokol Colloquium, book 6). CATALOG URL
  • Transnational Human Rights Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities, in The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law 794 (Dinah Shelton ed., Oxford Univ. Press 2013). CATALOG URL
  • "Cheap Talk" About Customary International Law, in International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change 494 (David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey, & William S. Dodge eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2011). CATALOG
  • Sabbatino, Sosa, and "Super Norms", in Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman 559 (Mahnoush H. Arsanjani et al. eds., Martinus Nijhoff 2010) (with Kenneth C. Randall). URL
  • Re-integrating Academic Approaches, in 4 Harvard Vision: Student Essays On Our Collective Future 105 (Peter Ulric Tse et al. eds., Dipylon Press 1996).
Book Reviews

  • Diplomacy, Reconsidered, The Lawfare Book Review (July 12, 2018) (reviewing James F. Dobbins, Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy (2017) & Ronan Farrow, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence (2018)). URL
  • Is Liberal Democracy Doomed to Fail?, The Lawfare Book Review (Apr. 10, 2018) (reviewing Yascha Mounk, The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save it (2018)). URL
  • Book Review, 29 Law & Hist. Rev. 904 (2011) (reviewing Turan Kayaoğlu, Legal Imperialism: Sovereignty and Extraterritoriality in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, and China (2010)). HEIN WL
  • Book Review, 26 Law & Hist. Rev. 430 (2008) (reviewing Howard G. Brown, Ending the French Revolution: Violence, Justice, and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon (2006)). HEIN
  • Book Review, 25 Yale J. Int'l L. 237 (2000) (reviewing Brad R. Roth, Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (1999)). HEIN WL
  • Book Review, 6 Nations & Nationalism 461 (2000) (reviewing Patricia M. E. Lorcin, Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice And Race In Colonial Algeria (1999)).
  • Book Review, 25 Yale J. Int'l L. 552 (2000) (reviewing Fernando Téson, A Philosophy Of International Law (1998)). HEIN WL
  • Book Review, 5 Nations & Nationalism 577 (1999) (reviewing Martin Evans, The Memory Of Resistance (1997)).
  • Book Review, 5 Nations & Nationalism 311 (1999) (reviewing Steven Laurence Kaplan, Farewell, Revolution (1995)).
  • Freaks: Part II, 3 Boston Book Rev. ___ (Aug./Sep. 1996) (reviewing Leslie Fiedler, The Tyranny Of The Normal (1996)).
  • Reconcilable Differences, 3 Boston Book Rev. (Oct. 1996) (reviewing Amy Gutmann & Dennis Thompson, Democracy And Disagreement (1996)).
Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • Foreign Policy and Legal Implications of the Belarus Aircraft Piracy Indictment, Just Sec., Feb. 8, 2022. URL
  • Swalwell v. Trump and the Legitimate Scope of Federal Employment, Just Sec., July 19, 2021. URL
  • The Need for More Chris Stevenses: A Memorial Lecture at UC Hastings Law, Just. Sec., Apr. 23, 2021 (with Christina Ennis). URL
  • ATS, RIP?, Lawfare, Apr. 25, 2018. URL
  • Deciphering the Mystery Subpoena Case: Corporate Claims to Foreign Sovereign Immunity from Criminal Proceedings in U.S. Courts, Lawfare, Dec. 31, 2018. URL
  • Dispelling Some Myths About Consular Immunity and the Khashoggi Investigation, Just Sec., Oct. 18, 2018. URL
  • Domestic and International Challenges to the Rule of Law , Opinio Juris, Nov. 19, 2018. URL
  • Regulating Data Privacy in an Interconnected World: How Far Does California, Bloomberg Law Insight, Jul. 18 , 2018.
  • Sovereignty on Steroids: International Institutions and the Trump Administration, Lawfare, Sep. 28, 2018. URL
  • What Are the Consequences of the Trump Administration, Just Sec., Oct. 17, 2018. URL
  • Invited contributor to symposium on Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 (2008), Opinio Juris , Jun. 16, 18, 2015.
  • In First Case, Justices Look Overseas, S.F. Daily Journal, Oct. 8, 2015.
  • The Proverbial Parental Balancing Act, The Rhodes Project, Jun. 8, 2015. URL
  • Why I Talk About My Kids in Class, Ms. JD, Feb. 20, 2015. URL
  • Foreign Official Immunity and the Chinese Cyberespionage Indictments, Opinio Juris, May. 21, 2014. URL
  • Jones v. United Kingdom, Opinio Juris, Jan. 16, 2014. URL
  • The ATS after Kiobel: Less Bark but More Bite?, Opinio Juris, Apr. 18, 2014. URL
  • The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity, Opinio Juris, Oct. 23, 2014. URL
  • Germany v. Italy: The International Court of Justice Affirms Principles of State Immunity, ASIL Insights, Feb. 14, 2012. URL
  • Germany v. Italy: A View from the United States, EJIL Talk, Feb. 15, 2012. URL
  • Medellin, Opinio Juris, Feb.24, 2012. URL
  • Parsing the Oral Arguments in, Opinio Juris, Feb. 28, 2012. URL
  • The Reargument Order in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Its Implications for Transnational Human Rights Cases, ASIL Insights, Mar. 21, 2012. URL
  • Who, Opinio Juris, Oct. 2, 2012. URL
  • Why Nobody Can Win the Having-It-All Race, The Atlantic, July 17, 2012. URL
  • Sarei v. Rio Tinto: The Ninth Circuit Tackles the Alien Tort Statute (Again), Opinio Juris, Oct. 27, 2011. URL
  • Emerging Circuit Split in Corporate ATS Cases, Intlawgrrls, Jul. 13, 2011. URL
  • Introductory Note to Kuwait Airways Corp. v. Iraq, 50 I.L.M. 160, 2011. LX
  • More Thoughts on the Scope of UNSCR 1973, EJIL Talk, Mar. 28, 2011. URL
  • Symposium on, Opinio Juris, Mar. 8, 2011. URL
  • Why has DSK not yet asserted immunity? Because he can, Opinio Juris, May. 17, 2011. URL
  • Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Another Round in the Fight Over Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute, ASIL Insights, Sep. 30, 2010. URL
  • Interpreting Foreign Officials, Intlawgrrls, Feb. 2, 2010. URL
  • Introductory Note to Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (2d Cir. 2010), 49 I.L.M. 1510, 2010. LX HEIN
  • Not Dead Yet: Some Thoughts on Kiobel, Opinio Juris, Sep. 21, 2010. URL
  • Panel Proceedings, Extraterritoriality in Comparative Perspective: Bagram and Beyond, 104 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 103, 2010. HEIN
  • Samantar Insta-Symposium: Recognizing Personal Responsibility, Opinio Juris, Jun. 2, 2010. URL
  • Square Pegs and Round Holes: Individuals and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Opinio Juris, Mar. 5, 2010. URL
  • Invited contributor to symposium on Peter Spiro's Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization, Opinio Juris , May 14, 2008.
  • Invited contributor to symposium on Susan Benesch's Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization, Opinio Juris , Apr. 17, 2008.
  • The Alien Tort Statute and International Law, Opinio Juris, Sep. 26, 2008. URL
  • Comment on Holland Am. Line, Inc. v. Wartsila N. Am., Inc. (9th Cir. 2007), 29 Cal. Civ. Litig. Rep., June, 2007, at 98.
  • Introductory Note to Cornejo v. San Diego (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals), 46 I.L.M. 1158, 2007 (with Kenneth C. Randall) (reprinted in 24 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Newsl. 8 (Jan./Mar. 2008)). LX HEIN WL URL
  • Panel: Challenging the Assumption of Equality: The Due Process Rights of Foreign Litigants in U.S. Courts, 5 Santa Clara J. Int'l L. 410, 2007 (with Paul R. Dubinsky, Lee Boyd & Austen Parrish). HEIN WL URL
  • The Seventh Circuit Again Finds Jurisdiction for Private Remedies for Violations of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, ASIL Insight, May, 2007 (with Kenneth C. Randall). URL
  • New Overtime Regulations Require Heightened Vigilance, S.F. Att'y, Spring, 2004, at 31 (with James M. Finberg) (reprinted in ICFAI J. Emp. L. (July 2005)).
  • Seduced By Stereotypes, We Put Strong Women On Trial, PROVIDENCE J.–BULL., June 27, 1996, at 15.
Other Publications

  • Brief of Foreign Sovereign Immunity Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees, NSO Group Technologies Ltd. v. WhatsApp Inc. (2021) (with William S. Dodge). URL
  • Testimony of Chimène Keitner Before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 'The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability' (June 23, 2020). URL
  • Breaking International Promises, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 275 (2018). URL
  • Introductory Note, Jones v. United Kingdom, (Eur. Ct. Hum. Rts., 2014), 53 I.L.M. 538 (2014).
  • Introductory Note, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, (Eur. Ct. Hum. Rts., 2013), 107 I.L.M. 990 (2013).
  • International and Foreign Law Sources: Siren Song for U.S. Judges? (Oct. 2007) Am. Const. Soc'y for L. & Pol'y, (reprinted in 3 Advance: J. ACS Issue Groups 215 (2009)). URL
  • UNESCO and the Issue of Cultural Diversity: Review and Strategy, 1946–2000 (2000) (with Katérina Stenou ed.). URL
  • Protecting Election Integrity by Prohibiting Deception and Disenfranchisement, Center for a New American Security (Aug. 25, 2020). URL
Dissertations & Theses

  • Revolutionizing International Society: The Principle and Practice of National Self–determination in the French Revolution and Beyond (2000) (unpublished D.Phil. thesis, University of Oxford) (on file with Bodleian Library, University of Oxford).
  • Re-vamping the Salome Myth: The Femme Fatale and Sexual Power in Rachilde (1996) (unpublished A.B. thesis, Harvard University) (on file with the Harvard Archives).

Search the Database

Search our faculty's bibliographies.

Get Help

Help using Faculty Bibliographies Search.

Faculty Services Librarian Tony Pelczynski compiles the Faculty Bibliographies database. Citation information is updated twice a year.