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Professor Dutton's Book on International Criminal Court Published


Professor Yvonne Dutton’s book, Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court, was published on May 9 by Routledge.

Committing to the CourtIn the book, Professor Dutton examines the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership. The book also considers the court’s ability to realize treaty goals by considering questions like why states created the ICC and gave it such a strong enforcement mechanism, and whether its enforcement abilities will be sufficient to hold states accountable to their commitment to the ICC, among other questions.

Professor Dutton joined the faculty in August 2012. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). While at Columbia Law School, Professor Dutton was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (all years), and was also on the editorial staff of the Columbia Law Review. Dutton received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a concentration on international relations and comparative politics. Following her graduation from Columbia Law School, Professor Dutton clerked for the Honorable William C. Conner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. After clerking, she practiced as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she tried narcotics trafficking and organized crime cases. Professor Dutton has also practiced law as a civil litigator in law firms in New York and California.

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