Rebecca Hamilton

Member of the Editorial Board

Rebecca Hamilton (@bechamilton) is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law (WCL). Her research and teaching focus on national security law, international law, and criminal law, and the ways that technology and new media are influencing developments in these areas. Her scholarship draws on her experience prosecuting genocide and war crimes, as well as her work in conflict zones as a foreign correspondent. She is the author of Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide (Palgrave Macmillan) which analyzes citizen activism and the effort to stop mass atrocities.

Hamilton previously served as a lawyer in the prosecutorial division of the International Criminal Court and has worked in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Before joining WCL, Hamilton was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a Knox fellow, and she did her undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney, where she received the University Medal. Prior to entering academia Hamilton worked as a journalist for the Washington Post and Reuters. A Pulitzer Center grantee, a former fellow at New America and at Open Society Foundations, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she has also written for outlets including Foreign AffairsThe New Yorker, Foreign PolicyThe Atlantic, and The New Republic. She has appeared on PBS Newshour, NPR, BBC and CBS.

 

 

Articles by this author:

Sudanese Send Clear `No’ to Military Coup. What Will Security Forces Do Next?

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Nov 1st, 2021

How Many (More) Sudanese Have to Die for Democracy?

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Oct 29th, 2021

After the Coup in Sudan: Key (Short-Term) Indicators for Democratic Survival

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Oct 25th, 2021

The Path Not Taken: Reimagining the Post-9/11 World

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Sep 7th, 2021

Facebook’s Unconscionable Action in Australia – and What It Means for the Rest of the World

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Feb 18th, 2021

De-platforming Following Capitol Insurrection Highlights Global Inequities Behind Content Moderation

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Jan 20th, 2021

If We Could See Ourselves from the Outside

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Jun 4th, 2020

Myanmar’s Commission Report Delivers Genocide Denial Playbook

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Jan 31st, 2020

Bringing the Rule of Law to Sudan

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Oct 1st, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Draft Charter of Pompeo’s “Commission on Unalienable Rights” Hides Anti-Human Rights Agenda

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Jun 5th, 2019

The Hidden Danger of User-Generated Evidence for International Criminal Justice

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Jan 23rd, 2019

She’s Credible, So Long As Her Attacker Is Not Our Guy

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Sep 28th, 2018

Time to Dust Off the War Crimes Act?–for an American ex-soldier now in command of UAE forces

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May 9th, 2018

Paying Attention to Land Rights in Syria Negotiations

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Apr 12th, 2018

Hundreds of foreigners are fighting for UAE in Yemen—How war crimes trials may deter them

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May 16th, 2017

Australia’s Refugee Policy an Opportunity for the ICC to Combat Image of Bias

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Mar 6th, 2017

Tinkering Won’t Save the Immigration and Refugee Executive Order–How to think about “Terrorist Safe Havens”

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Feb 3rd, 2017

Why Trump’s Selection of the Seven Countries is Not the Same as Obama’s

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Jan 31st, 2017

#RemoveBannon 2.0

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Jan 27th, 2017

#RemoveBannon

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Nov 14th, 2016