Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Public international law, international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal justice, the law governing use of force
Prof. Kaye's scholarship and teaching focus on public international law, especially international humanitarian law, accountability for massive violations of human rights, and the law governing the use of force. He is just as interested in efforts to translate international law – especially human rights law – in a domestic American context, whether in courts, legislatures, or the executive branches of government, at federal and state levels.
He began his legal career with the U.S. State Department, handling such subjects as international claims, nuclear nonproliferation, international humanitarian law (the laws of armed conflict), and accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Prior to joining UCI, he was the founding executive director of UCLA’s International Human Rights Program and its International Justice Clinic, working on projects dealing with accountability for international crimes around the world.
His goal as a clinical teacher is to help students discover and put to use tools to advocate for accountability or to assist those worldwide who are looking to build the rule of law in their own countries. He also believes in scholarship that helps advance our understanding of how international law operates - and in translating that scholarship, as much as possible, to the broader public and policymaking communities.
International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International Justice Clinic, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights
- UCI Law International Justice Clinic report: The Council and the Court: Improving Security Council Support of the International Criminal Court
- American Society of International Law Insights: Prof. Kaye on international law issues in targeted killing
- The New York Times: Prof. Kaye writes NY Times letter on Guantanamo Bay
- Foreign Policy magazine: "Responsibility to Object"
- Los Angeles Times Opinion: "The right way to help Syria's rebels" (with Dalia Dassa Kaye)
- The New York Times Opinion: "What to do with Qaddafi"
- Foreign Affairs: "Wanted: Qaddafi & Co."
- Los Angeles Times: "A Jurisdiction the International Criminal Court Does Not Need"
- KPCC 89.3 FM: Prof. Kaye in radio interview about Obama speech
- Los Angeles Times: Prof. Kaye writes letter on Guantanamo Bay
- Foreign Affairs: Prof. Kaye writes on the International Criminal Court
- The David Pakman Show: Prof. Kaye on possible war crimes by Bush administration
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Prof. Kaye comments on issues hampering ICC prosecutions
- The Christian Science Monitor: Prof. Kaye comments on lawsuit against movie "Argo"
- Ria Novosti: Prof. Kaye comments on legality of U.S. drone strikes
- Talking Points Memo: Prof. Kaye on how indictment of Iranian president would work
- Jewish Journal: Prof. Kaye compares foreign policies of the presidential candidates
- Jewish Journal: Prof. Kaye discusses human rights violations in Iran