Seton Hall Law School, USA

Jonathan Hafetz

Professor Jonathan Hafetz is the author of two award-winning books, Punishing Atrocities through a Fair Trial: International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the Age of Global Terrorism (Cambridge Univ. Press 2018), and Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011), as well as numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. His work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Wisconsin Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, and Cambridge Journal of Comparative & International Law, and has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also written for mainstream publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and The Nation, testified before Congress, and contributed frequently to Just Security and other legal blogs. 

Before joining the faculty at Seton Hall Law School, Professor Hafetz worked as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he represented prisoners in locations across the globe to enforce human rights obligations and litigated landmark cases challenging arbitrary detention, secret rendition, and torture. During this time, he litigated cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and throughout the federal court system as well as in the European Court of Human Rights. Professor Hafetz was named to the List of Experts for the International Criminal Court and has served as a consultant to the Organization for Security, Cooperation in Europe, the Open Society Foundations, and other organizations. Professor Hafetz previously was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico and Japan. He also is the creator and host of Law on Film, a podcast that explores how legal issues are depicted in film, often tackling questions around international law and justice.