Francis Anthony Boyle (born 1950) is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. Boyle is known for taking a number of highly controversial positions on various issues in international law.
Boyle believes that the United States is illegally occupying the state of Hawaii and has encouraged Native Hawaiians to press for independence and urged them to unilaterally proclaim their own state on the model of the Palestinians.
Boyle was a member of the board of Amnesty International USA at the end of the 1980s/early 1990s. He claims that Amnesty International USA acted in ways closely related to United States and United Kingdom foreign policy interests. He stated that Amnesty, along with other human rights organisations in the US, failed to sufficiently criticise the Sabra and Shatila Massacre in Lebanon.