David Kaye

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David Kaye is the Executive Director of UCLA "Law School’s International Human Rights Program and Director of its International Justice Clinic.

"David has taught courses in international law, international humanitarian law and human rights at Georgetown University, Whittier Law School and summer courses at the Universities of Toulouse and Amsterdam. He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on international humanitarian law and the use of force, and has published essays and op-eds in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Middle East Insight and The San Francisco Chronicle. David is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the California South Committee of Human Rights Watch and the Board of Directors of the Democracy Council of California.

"Before joining UCLA, David served as an international lawyer with the U.S. State Department, responsible for issues as varied as international humanitarian law, the use of force, international organizations, international litigation and claims, nuclear nonproliferation, sanctions law and policy, and U.S. foreign relations law. He was a legal adviser to the American Embassy in The Hague, where he worked with the international criminal tribunals and acted as counsel to the United States in several cases before the International Court of Justice and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. From 1999 to 2002 he was the State Department’s principal staff attorney on humanitarian law, handling issues such as the application of international and domestic law to detainees in Guantanamo Bay and serving on several U.S. delegations to international negotiations and conferences. The State Department honored him with four of its prestigious Superior Honor Awards." [1]

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  1. David Kaye, UCLA, accessed November 17, 2010.