Oona Hathaway

Oona A. Hathaway (@oonahathaway) is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School. Most recently, Professor Hathaway served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel for National Security Law in the Department of Defense Office of General Counsel. Previously, she served as a Law Clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and for D.C. Circuit Judge Patricia Wald, held fellowships at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Center for the Ethics and the Professions, served as Associate Professor at Boston University School of Law, as Associate Professor at Yale Law School, and as Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley. Her current research focuses on the intersection of domestic and international law. Professor Hathaway received the Carnegie Scholars Award in 2004, serves on the Executive Committee of the MacMillan Center at Yale University, serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on International Law for the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State, and has testified before Congress several times on legal issues surrounding the U.S. war in Iraq. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1994 and her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal, in 1997.

Articles by this author:

An Opportunity for Congress to Require Transparency of the Executive’s International Agreements

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Apr 21st, 2021

Knowns and Unknowns of US Syria Strike: Looming Int’l and Domestic Law Issues


Mar 5th, 2021

Why Guantánamo Detainees Should Have Access to COVID Vaccines Part II: Federal Law and DoD Policies

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Feb 4th, 2021

Why Guantánamo Detainees Should Have Access to COVID Vaccines Part I: Law of Armed Conflict and Good Policy

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Feb 1st, 2021

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Reforming the World Health Organization

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Dec 11th, 2020

The Failed Transparency Regime for Executive Agreements

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Dec 10th, 2020

COVID-19 and International Law Series: WHO’s Pandemic Response and the International Health Regulations

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Dec 8th, 2020

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Vaccine Theft, Disinformation, the Law Governing Cyber Operations

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Dec 4th, 2020

COVID-19 and International Law Series: States’ Obligations to Refugees and Migrants in Detention

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Dec 2nd, 2020

COVID-19 and International Law: Refugee Law – The Principle of Non-Refoulement

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Nov 30th, 2020

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Human Rights Law – Civil and Political Rights

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Nov 24th, 2020

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: The Prohibitions on Slavery, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Meet the Sosa Test

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Nov 23rd, 2020

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