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An American Deserter in Europe: Asylum Law, War Crimes, and the Curious Case of Andre Shepherd

By Edward Grodin, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Editor-in-Chief Can an American servicemember qualify for asylum protections in Europe where he deserted for fear of committing war crimes? This question was recently answered in the affirmative by the Court of Justice of the European Union.[1] Andre Shepherd enlisted in the U.S. military in late … Continue reading