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Professor Adil Haque

J.D., Yale
A.B., Georgetown


Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication, International Criminal Law, Law of Armed Conflict


Professor Haque’s published articles and working papers

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Adil Ahmad Haque

Professor of Law and Judge Jon O. Newman Scholar

Professor Haque joined the Rutgers faculty in the Fall of 2008.  His scholarship focuses on the law and ethics of armed conflict, international criminal law, and criminal law theory.

Professor Haque received his J.D. in 2005 from Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. For two years prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Haque was an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he focused on white-collar criminal investigations and prisoners’ rights litigation.

Professor Haque is a member of the Associate Graduate Faculty of the Rutgers University Department of Philosophy. He serves on the editorial boards of Law and Philosophy, Criminal Law and Philosophy, and Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books. He is currently finishing a book on the moral foundations of the law of armed conflict for Oxford University Press.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

"Off Target: Selection, Precaution, and Proportionality in the DoD Manual," 92 International Law Studies 31 (2016)

"War Crimes and the Law of War," in The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law (Kevin Jon Heller, Frédéric Mégret, Sarah Nouwen, Jens Ohlin, & Darryl Robinson eds., forthcoming 2016).

"Necessity and Proportionality," in The Cambridge Handbook on Just War Theory (Larry May ed., forthcoming 2016).

“A Theory of Jus in Bello Proportionality,” in Weighing Lives: Combatants & Civilians in War (Jens David Ohlin, Larry May, Claire Finkelstein eds., forthcoming 2016)

“Human Shields,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Ethics of War (Helen Frowe and Seth Lazar eds., forthcoming 2016)

“Killing with Discrimination,” in The Ethics of War (Samuel C. Rickless and Saba Bazargan, eds., 2014)

“Law and Morality at War,” 8 Criminal Law & Philosophy (2014). Response by Jeremy Waldron. 

“The Revolution and the Criminal Law,” 7 Criminal Law & Philosophy 231 (2013)

“Retributivism: The Right and the Good,” 32 Law & Philosophy 59 (2013). Response by Victor Tadros.

“Killing in the Fog of War,” 86 Southern California Law Review  63 (2012)

“Proportionality (in War),” in The International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Hugh LaFollette et al., eds., 2012)

“Protecting and Respecting Civilians: Correcting the Substantive and Structural Defects of the Rome Statute,” 14 New Criminal Law Review 519 (2011)

“Criminal Law and Morality at War,” in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law  481 (R.A. Duff and Stuart P. Green, eds., 2011)

“International Crime: in Context and in Contrast,” in The Structures of Criminal Law  106 (R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, Massimo Renzo, and Victor Tadros, eds., 2011)