Kristina Daugirdas


Kristina Daugirdas is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, where she teaches Transnational Law, Environmental Law, and a course and seminar on the United Nations and other international organizations. Her research currently focuses on international organizations from the perspective of both international and U.S. law. In 2014, Prof. Daugirdas was awarded the Francis Deák Prize for an outstanding article published in the American Journal of International Law by a younger author. Prof. Daugirdas currently serves as co-editor of the Contemporary Practice of the United States section of the American Journal of International Law. Before joining the Michigan faculty, she was an attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser.

Recently Published

The United Nations’ Efforts to Restore a Reputation Tarnished by Cholera

Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that UN peacekeepers are the source of a 2010 cholera outbreak that has infected nearly 800,000 people and killed more than 9,000 people. After refusing to apologize or provide redress to the individual victims for six years, the United Nations appears to be changing course. On December 1, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke…

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First off, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for the care and thoughtfulness with which Professors Tom Dannenbaum, Jan Klabbers, and Paul Stephan have engaged my article. Before turning to their individual commentaries, I want to briefly address one common theme in their remarks: that the link between IO legitimacy and IO reputation for compliance with international…

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IO Reputation and the Draft Articles on IO Responsibility

In 2011, the International Law Commission adopted a set of draft articles on the responsibility of international organizations. Like the ILC’s draft articles on state responsibility, the IO Responsibility Articles seek to clarify both the circumstances that establish a breach of an international obligation and the consequences of responsibility, including the obligation to make full reparation for…

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