Brad R. Roth

About/Bio

Brad R. Roth is a Professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is the author of Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford, 1999) and Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford, 2011), and co-editor of Democratic Governance and International Law (with Gregory H. Fox, Cambridge, 2000), Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties within the United States Legal System (with Gregory H. Fox & Paul R. Dubinsky, Cambridge, 2017), and Democracy and International Law (with Gregory H. Fox, Edward Elgar, 2020).

Recently Published

The Place of International Criminal Justice within the International Legal Order: A Rejoinder

Amrita Kapur’s posted reply to Ken Anderson's "The Rise of International Criminal Law" and myself makes a series of nuanced points, many of which I appreciate.  I am unsure how deep our disagreements actually run, but because some of her language indicates an affinity for views of which I am critical, I will take the opportunity…

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Les extrêmes se touchent: Anxieties about International Criminal Law from Poles Apart

Brad Roth is Associate Professor of Poitical Science at Wayne State University. He specializes in political and legal theory, American and comparative public law, and international law. In this post, he reflects on an EJIL article, "The Rise of International Criminal Law: Intended and Unintended Consequences," by Professor Kenneth Anderson published in one of EJIL's Twentieth…

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The Honduran Crisis and the Turn to Constitutional Legitimism, Part II: The Pitfalls of Constitutional Legitimism

In my previous post on this topic, I argued that the international reaction to the Honduran coup potentially augurs a shift in foundational norms governing the relationship between international and domestic legal authority.  I also hinted that I regard such a shift as ill-advised, and noted that some of those in the forefront of the reaction appear…

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