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International Law Professor Says US Has Longstanding Obligation to Protect Kurds

Released: 20-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Creighton University
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Michael J. Kelly J.D.
Professor of Law
Phone: (402) 402.212.6555
MichaelKelly@creighton.edu
Bio: http://law.creighton.edu/directory/michael-kelly
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Michael J. Kelly is associate dean and professor of Law at Creighton University. An expert on genocide and the Kurds, Kelly has consulted with the Kurdish government on their constitution and is the author of the book "Ghosts of Halabja: Saddam Hussein & the Kurdish Genocide" (2008) and the article "The Kurdish Regional Constitution within the Framework of the Iraqi Federal Constitution: A Struggle for Sovereignty, Oil, Ethnic Identity, and the Prospects for a Reverse Supremacy Clause" in vol. 114:3 of the Penn State Law Review (2010)
http://www.pennstatelawreview.org/articles/114/114%20Penn%20St.%20L.%20Rev.%20707.pdf

Professor Kelly can discuss several areas on international law, genocide and the Kurds:

An independent Kurdistan, what it takes to become a state, etc. Also, are the ISIS attacks against Christians and Yazidis genocide and are our air strikes legal under international law. He can also discuss the absence of a War Powers Resolution from Congress covering this action by the President.

His most recent expert pitch on Newswise: http://www.newswise.com/articles/law-professor-says-u-s-has-long-standing-obligation-to-protect-kurds-won-t-allow-the-kurdish-capital-to-fall-to-isis

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