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Francis A. Boyle
is a leading American expert in international law.
He was responsible for drafting the Biological
Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the
American implementing legislation for the
1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He
served on the Board of Directors of
Amnesty International (1988-1992), and
represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the
World Court. He served as legal adviser to
the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle
East peace negotiations from 1991 to
1993. In 2007, he delivered the Bertrand
Russell Peace Lectures. Professor Boyle
teaches international law at the University
of Illinois, Champaign and is author of,
inter alia, The Future of International Law
and American Foreign Policy, Foundations
of World Order, The Criminality of Nuclear
Deterrence, Palestine, Palestinians and
International Law, Destroying World Order,
Biowarfare & Terrorism, Tackling America’
s Toughest Questions, The Tamil
Genocide by Sri Lanka and The
Palestinian Right of Return Under International Law.
He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude
as well as a Ph.D.  in Political Science, both
from Harvard University.
MACBRIDE, S.C. Foreign Minister for
the Republic of Ireland, Nobel Peace
Prize Laureate and Chief of Staff of
the Irish Republican Army
Francis A. Boyle meeting with Palestinian President
Yasser Arafat at the Presidential Compound in Gaza in
December 1997, in order to celebrate the Tenth
Anniversary of the First Palestinian Intifada that started in
Gaza and led directly to the 1988 Palestinian Declaration
of Independence, for which he served as Legal Advisor.
Francis Boyle with Puuhonua Kanahele,
Leader of Native Hawaiians
Francis Boyle with Rafael Cancel-Miranda, the Nelson Mandela of Puerto Rico.
Second from left above.  Below:  with Bobby Castillo, Executive Director, American Indian
Movement,  at the International Tribunal on Indigenous Peoples and Oppressed Nations in the
United States, San Francisco, 1992.
At Hawaiian Governance Symposium, Nov. 1, 2014
at Conference in Puerto Rico