Profile of Invited Expert “deGuzman”

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Full Name
Professor Margaret M. deGuzman
James E. Beasley Professor & Co-Director, Institute for International Law and Public Policy
Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Margaret deGuzman is a James E. Beasley Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Her research explores the role of international criminal law in the global legal order. She has authored numerous publications, including a recent book entitled, “Shocking the Conscience of Humanity: Gravity and the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law” (OUP 2020). She is a Senior Peace Fellow with the Public International Law and Policy Group, and a consultant for Global Rights Compliance. Professor deGuzman earned a Phd from the National University of Ireland, a JD from Yale Law School, an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and a BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Before joining the Temple faculty, Professor deGuzman clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law in San Francisco for six years, specializing in criminal defense. Professor deGuzman also served as a legal advisor to the Senegal delegation at the Rome Conference on the International Criminal Court and as a law clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

Selected Citations to Published Materials
  • Margaret M. deGuzman, Shocking the Conscience of Humanity: Gravity and the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law ( OUP May 13, 2020).
  • The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Court (Margaret M. deGuzman & Valerie Oosterveld eds., Elgar 2020).
  • Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honor of William A. Schabas (Margaret M. deGuzman & Diane Marie Amann eds., OUP Jan. 2, 2018).
  • Margaret M. deGuzman, Justifying Extraterritorial War Crimes Trials, 7 Crim. L. & Phil. 1 (Jul. 1, 2017), available online, doi.
  • Margaret M. deGuzman, When Are International Crimes Just Cause for War?, 55 Va. J. Int’l L. 73 (Sep. 17, 2014), available online.
  • Margaret M. deGuzman, Harsh Justice for International Crimes?, 39 Yale J. Int’l L. 1 (2014), available online.


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