Charles H. Norchi

Professor Norchi directs the Graduate Law Programs and the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law. He teaches International Law, Oceans Law & Policy, International Human Rights and Maritime Law with additional research interests in law and development, maritime disputes, and international corporate governance.

Professor Norchi has served as Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong School of Law, Peking University School of Law; as a Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Law School; as a Research Fellow in the Center for Public Leadership in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and as Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools. He has lectured or taught in numerous countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, India, Ireland, Malta, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Yemen.

Currently co-chair of the Institute for Law & Development Policy (Geneva, Switzerland), he is also a Fellow of the Explorers Club (NY). Professor Norchi serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council of Maine, the Harvard Club in Maine, Super-Max Inc., the Policy Sciences Center, Inc., and the Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (London, UK), the International Network for Corporate Governance (London, UK) and the Growing Portland (Maine) Marine Economy Working Group.

Professor Norchi holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School.

Selected Publications

PIRACY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: PROBLEMS, STRATEGIES, LAW (A. Pedone & Hart 2012) (edited with Gwenaelle Proutiere-Maulion). [Pedone]

Piracy and the Public Order of the Oceans, in Piracy in Comparative Perspective: Problems, Strategies, Law (Charles Norchi &Gwenaelle Proutiere-Maulion eds., A. Pedone & Hart 2012). [Pedone]

China and the Public Order of the Oceans, 17 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. 197 (2012). [PDF]

Introduction: The Deep Sea Horizon Incident, 16 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. .245 (2011). [PDF]

Additional Publications

Introduction: The Gulf of Maine Judgment at Twenty-Five, 15 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. 177 (2010). [PDF]

Fixing a Fractured State: A Jurisprudence for a Free Society, 18 Asia Pac. L. Rev. 95 (2010). [PDF]

Culture and Law on the Durand Line: Continuity and Change, in CULTURAL CHANGE AND PERSISTENCE: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON DEVELOPMENT(William L. Asher & Jay M. Heffron eds., 2010).

When International Law Was Made in Maine: The Gulf of Maine Judgment at 25 Years, 10 Me. B.J. 16 (2010).

Malta, Maine and Beyond: Trends in the Theory and Practice of Maritime Boundary Delimitation, in SERVING THE RULE OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR DAVID JOSEPH ATTARD (Norman L. Martinez Gutieerez ed., 2010). [Routledge]

Penser Sous l’Etat: Retour Philosophique sur le “Nation-Building,” TOME 52 ARCHIVES DE DROIT DU PHILOSOPHIE (2009).

The Public Order of Ports, 14 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. 155 (2009). [PDF]

Nation-Building: A Legal Architecture?, 60ME. L. REV. 281 (2008). [PDF]

Freedom and Servitude in the Public Order of the Oceans. A Review of Navigational Servitudes: Sources, Applications and Paradigms, 13 OCEAN & COASTAL L.J. 369 (2008). [PDF]

From Real Estate to Nation-State: Who Will Lead Afghanistan?, 53 DISSENT 24 (2006).

AFGHANISTAN: CROSSLINES ESSENTIAL FIELD GUIDES TO HUMANITARIAN AND CONFLICT ZONES (2004, 2005, revised ed. 2006).

A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT (World Bank 2005).

Toward the Rule of Law in Afghanistan: The Constitutive Process, in BEYOND RECONSTRUCTION IN AFGHANISTAN: LESSONS FROM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE(John D. Montgomery & Dennis A. Rondinelli eds., St. Martin’s Press 2004).

Human Rights: A Global Common Interest, in THE UNITED NATIONS: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL SOCIETY (Jean E. Krasno ed., Lynne Rienner Publishers 2004).

A TECHNICAL NOTE FOR VALUE-BASED PARTICIPATORY PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS (World Bank 2003).

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED NATIONS (Acad. Council on the United Nations 2003).

Challenging Sovereignty: India, TRIPS and the WTO, in SOVEREIGNTY UNDER CHALLENGE: HOW GOVERNMENTS RESPOND (Nathan Glazer & John D. Montgomery eds., Transaction Publishers 2002) (co-authored with Ulrich Camen).

Indigenous Knowledge as Intellectual Property, 33 J. POL’Y SCI. 387 (2001). [PDF]

Indigenous Knowledge as Intellectual Property, in SOCIAL CAPITAL AS A POLICY RESOURCE (John Montgomery & Alex Inkeles eds. 2000). [PDF]

The Circum-Mediterranean: from Clashing Civilizations to Transnational Arbitration, in NAVAL STRATEGY AND POLICY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE(John B. Hattendorf ed., Frank Cass Publishers 2000).

A Pivotal States Human Rights Strategy, in THE PIVOTAL STATES: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR U.S. POLICY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (Robert Chase, Emily Hill, & Paul Kennedy eds, W.W. Norton & Co. 1998).

BLOWBACK FROM AFGHANISTAN: HISTORICAL ROOTS (Int’l Sec. Studies, Yale Univ. 1996).

From Stage to Stagehand: The Media in the Post-Cold War International System, in SOMALIA, RWANDA AND BEYOND: THE ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA IN WARS AND HUMANITARIAN CRISES (Edward Girardet ed., Columbia Univ. Press 1995).

AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE SOVIETS: TIME, CULTURE AND CHAOS (Modern Asia Research Centre 1995).

Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era, SPAN, Sept. 1995.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE MEDIA (Crosslines Publ’ns 1995).

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE NEW AFGHAN WAR: A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY: A PRELIMINARY REPORT (Int’l League for Human Rights 1994).

Afghanistan’s New War, CROSSLINES GLOBAL REP., March-April 1994.

Human Rights in Afghanistan, IN BRIEF, Oct. 1994, no. 58.

Accountability in the New World Order, CROSSLINES (1993).

The Decision Seminar as an Instrument of Power and Enlightenment, 14 POL. PSYCHOL. 575 (1993) (co-authored with Andrew Willard). [JSTOR]

Federal Extraterritoriality and Fifth Amendment Due Process, 105 HARV. L. REV. 1217 (1992) (co-authored with Lea Brilmayer). [PDF]