Andrew Boyle is Counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program where, among other matters, he focuses on emergency powers. He has provided commentary in various American and international broadcast and print media outlets, including MSNBC, BBC World, Univision News, The Associated Press, Swiss Broadcasting, The Washington Post, The LA Times, Time, Mother Jones, and The Asahi Shimbun. He also speaks frequently at American and foreign law schools on emergency powers, international criminal law, and other topics.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Boyle prosecuted senior Khmer Rouge leaders on behalf of the United Nations for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, following serving in the trial chambers of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he worked on cases resulting from the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He previously completed a fellowship in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, and clerked for The Honorable Helene N. White, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, a Carnegie New Leader at the Carnegie Endowment for Ethics in International Affairs, and Co-Chair of the American Society for International Law’s International Criminal Law Interest Group. He graduated from UCLA School of Law and its Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and was an Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.