Francis Anthony Boyle
(born 1950) is a professor of international law
at the University of Illinois
College of Law. Boyle received a J.D. degree magna cum laude
and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University
. He also practiced tax and international tax with Bingham, Dana & Gould.
Background and legal work
Boyle serves as counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina
and to the Provisional Government of the Palestinian Authority. He also represents two associations of citizens within Bosnia and was involved in developing the indictment against Slobodan Milosevic
for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over his career, he has represented national and international bodies including the Blackfoot Nation
(Canada), the Nation of Hawaii, and the Lakota Nation
, as well as numerous individual death penalty and human rights cases. He has advised numerous international bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes and genocide, nuclear policy, and bio-warfare. From 1991-92, Boyle served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations. He also served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International
, as a consultant to the American Friends Service Committee
, and on the Advisory Board for the Council for Responsible Genetics
. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons......