Kristina Daugirdas


Kristina Daugirdas is Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, where she teaches and writes about international law, international institutions, and U.S. foreign relations law. Prof. Daugirdas is a member of the editorial board of the International Organizations Law Review and co-authored the Contemporary Practice of the United States section of the American Journal of International Law from 2014 to 2017. 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. Before joining the Michigan faculty, she was an attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser and a law clerk to Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Recently Published

International Organizations as Creators of International Law: A Good Thing? A Reply to Jan Klabbers

It has long been accepted that international organizations have rights and duties under international law. They can enter into treaties, incur international responsibility, and pursue claims against member and non-member states for violations of international law. Whether and when international organizations also play a direct role in the creation of customary international law is a question that, until…

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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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