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Christiana Ochoa

Faculty bibliography for Dean Ochoa


Christiana Ochoa

Dean; Professor of Law and Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor; Academic Director, Indiana University Mexico Gateway


Deals in the Heartland: Renewable Energy Projects, Local Resistance, and How Law Can Help107 Minnesota Law Review 1055 (2023).


Contracts on the Seabed, 46 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 103 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Business & Human Rights: Optimism and Concern from the U.S. Perspective (translated for Korean audience)8 LAW & BUSINESS RESEARCH 3 (법과기업연구) (2018). [SSRN]

Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Compliance: Lessons from the International Law-International Relations Discourse 9 SANTA CLARA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 169 (2011). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Introduction: Human Rights and Legal Systems Across the Global South (with Shane Greene), 18 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2011). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Regulating Information Flows, Regulating Conflict: An Analysis of United States Conflict Minerals Legislation (with Patrick J. Keenan), 3 GOETTINGEN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 129 (2011). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Disintegrating Customary International Law: Reactions to "Withdrawing from International Custom" 21 DUKE JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL LAW 157 (2010). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The IFC's New Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean Fund: Its Worrisome Start, and How to Fix It (with Patrick J. Keenan), 30 CAPCO JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL TRANSFORMATION 127 (2010). [SSRN]

The Future of Corporate Accountability for Violations of Human Rights (panelist), 103 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW PROCEEDINGS 281 (2009). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Human Rights Potential of Sovereign Wealth Funds (with Patrick J. Keenan), 40 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 1151 (2009). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The 2008 Ruggie Report: A Framework for Business and Human Rights 12 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW INSIGHTS (June 18, 2008). [SSRN]

From Odious Debt to Odious Finance: Avoiding the Externalities of a Functional Odious Debt Doctrine, 49 HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 109 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Guatemala's Gender Equality Reforms: CIL in the Making, 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1333 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Relationship of Participatory Democracy to Participatory Law Formation, 15 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 5 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Symposium Introduction: Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, 15 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Individual and Customary International Law Formation, 48 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 119 (2007). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Towards A Cosmopolitan Vision of International Law: Identifying and Defining CIL Post Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, 74 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW 105 (2006). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Access to U.S. Federal Courts as a Forum for Human Rights Disputes: Pluralism and the Alien Tort Claims Act, 12 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 631 (2005). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Advancing the Language of Human Rights in a Global Economic Order: An Analysis of a Discourse, 23 BOSTON COLLEGE THIRD WORLD LAW JOURNAL 57 (2003). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Book Chapters

Generating Conflict: Gold, Water and Vulnerable Communities in the Colombian Highlands in NATURAL RESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW PERSPECTIVES (C. Tan and J. Faundez, Eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

Guatemalan Transnational Feminists: How Their Search for Constitutional Equality Interplays with International Law, in CONSTITUTING EQUALITY: GENDER EQUALITY AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Susan Williams, Ed.). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Comparacion de Negociaciones de Paz en Conflictos Politicos y Etnicos: Los Casos de Irelanda del Norte y de Espana [Comparison of Peace Negotiations in Ethnic and Political Conflicts: The Cases of Northern Ireland and Spain], in LA OTRA GUERRA: EL DERECHO COMO CONTINUACION DEL CONFLICTO Y LENGUAJE DE LA PAZ (Rivera et al., Eds.). Bogotá: Plaza & Janés Editores, 1999.

SALSA … Latino to Latino … A Tutoring/Mentoring Project, in SERVICE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY 301 (Joseph Galura et al., Eds.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1993.

Book Reviews

Book Review. Dine, Janet, Companies, International Trade and Human Rights, 28 HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 289 (2006). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Blog Posts

The Conversation -- The Conversation: Academic rigor, journalistic flair "is a nonprofit, independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of experts for the public good. We publish trustworthy and informative articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by our team of journalists." (About)

Plans for Deep Seabed Mining Pit Renewable Energy Demand Against Ocean Life in a Largely Unexplored Frontier (with Scott Shackelford, David Bosco, Kerry Krutilla) (Jan. 17, 2023).

IntLawGrrls -- IntLawGrrls was founded in March 2007 by Diane Marie Amann as a blog authored by women who teach and work in international law, policy and practice.

On the Job! Law Dean at Indiana-Bloomington (Oct. 4, 2012).

Go On! ASIL/AALS Panel on Hiring IntLaw Professors (Oct. 3, 2012).

Brazil/Inter American Commission Standoff (May 5, 2011).

OECD National Contact Points (Feb. 25, 2009).

Sirius Piracy (Nov. 18, 2008).

Workplan on Business and Human Rights (Oct. 28, 2008).

Corruption, Conflict and Oil (Oct. 17, 2008).

Lateral and Entry Level Hiring at Indiana Law (Aug. 14, 2008).

Write On! Reminders (Aug. 9, 2008).

Write On! New Voices in Human Rights (June 30, 2008).

Operationalizing the Ruggie Report (June 18, 2008).

Who Counts in Making Custom? (Oct. 24, 2007).

Opinio Juris -- Opinio Juris is a forum for informed discussion and lively debate about international law and international relations.

Sovereign Wealth Funds , Social Arrears and the Role of Corruption (Jan. 29, 2009).

A Response to Professor Ochoa (Jan. 29, 2009).

The Individual and Customary International Law Formation (Oct. 18, 2007).

Faust Response to Ochoa Article (by Jordan Paust) (Oct. 18, 2007).

Ochoa Reply to Paust (Oct. 18, 2007).

Other Works

Intransigence, Transition, Transformation: Natural Resources and Conflict Under Latin America's Modern Constitutions, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 468 (posted Nov. 2021). [SSRN]

OTRA COSA NO HAY!/THERE IS NOTHING ELSE (Documentary film). Columbia: Enlalucha Films, 2014.