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The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime?

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The Evacuation of Eastern Aleppo: Humanitarian Obligation or War Crime? On March 1, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (“the Commission”) released a report on the horrific events that unfolded in Aleppo last year until it was captured by the Syrian governmental forces. The …

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International Law in the Age of Trump

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International Law in the Age of Trump In the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we still know little about his foreign policy agenda. He regularly said things during the campaign that suggested a radical departure from longstanding tenets of U.S. foreign policy. And during his first month in office, …

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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again?

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Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again? by Ralph Janik [Ralph Janik is a researcher at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.] The presidency of Donald Trump obviously has a manifest impact on international law. After all, he and his administration do …

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The Curious Case of the Killing of Kim Jong-nam

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The Curious Case of the Killing of Kim Jong-nam The night is dark and full of terrors. But sometimes the terrors are just too damn funny. Consider the circumstances of the untimely demise of Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, assassinated in Malaysia apparently at …

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The Status of Treaties in Domestic Law

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The Status of Treaties in Domestic Law by David Stewart by David Stewart [David P. Stewart is Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center.This is the third post in our symposium this week on treaty supremacy.] How are we to explain the yawning gap between the Founding Fathers’ clearly “monist” …

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The Origins and Fall of Treaty Supremacy and Its Significance

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The Origins and Fall of Treaty Supremacy and Its Significance by Thomas Lee [Thomas Lee is the Leitner Family Professor of International Law and the Director of Graduate and International Studies at Fordham Law School. This is the fifth post in our symposium this week on treaty supremacy.] Imagine Congress passes, …

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Treaties in Constitutional Time

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Treaties in Constitutional Time by John Parry [John Parry is the Associate Dean of Faculty and Edward Brunet Professor of Law at the Lewis & Clark Law School. This is the fourth post in our symposium this week on treaty supremacy.] David Sloss’s fantastic new book restores order and sanity to …

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