David Cohen

Professor Emeritus


PhD, Cambridge

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Research Interests

Social theory
Legal and social history
Legal philosophy
Classical rhetoric
International law
Human rights


Indifference and Accountability: The United Nations and the Politics of International Justice in East Timor (East-West Center 2006)

The Legacy of the Serious Crimes Trials in East Timor (ICTJ 2006)

Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Law, Society, and Sexuality: The Enforcement of Morals at Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press, 1991).


The Athenian Law of Theft, in the series Munchner Beitrage zur Rechtsgeschichte (C. H. Beck Verlag, 1983).