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North Korea and the Law on Anticipatory Self-Defense

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North Korea and the Law on Anticipatory Self-Defense Media reports over the last few weeks indicate that the already tense relationship between North Korea and the United States is getting worse. Now that North Korea is nearly ready to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, the United States has said that …

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Hegemonic Cooperation or Succession? The United States’ Emerging ‘Abandonment’, and China’s Rising ‘Defense’, of the Global Order

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Hegemonic Cooperation or Succession? The United States’ Emerging ‘Abandonment’, and China’s Rising ‘Defense’, of the Global Order Many international lawyers all over the world will doubtless have experienced a surge of surrealism over the past weeks, witnessing dramatic contrasts emerging between American and Chinese foreign policies seeking to redefine the …

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The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

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The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid” by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history — claims Israel’s treatment of Palestinians amounts to the crime …

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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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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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New Volume: Yearbook of Polar Law

The Yearbook of Polar Law

New Volume: Yearbook of Polar Law The latest volume of the Yearbook of Polar Law (Vol. 8, 2016) is out. Contents include: Harry Badera, Tribute to Walt Parker Mead Treadwell, Support and Opposition: An Informal History of the Law of the Sea Convention in the United States and Alaska, Including …

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Bower: Norms Without the Great Powers

Bower: Norms Without the Great Powers Adam Bower (Univ. of St. Andrews – International Relations) has published Norms Without the Great Powers: International Law and Changing Social Standards in World Politics (Oxford Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: Can multilateral treaties succeed in transforming conduct when they are rejected by …

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Miles: Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals

Miles: Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals Cameron A. Miles (3 Verulam Buildings) has published Provisional Measures before International Courts and Tribunals (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here’s the abstract: Since the decision of the International Court of Justice in LaGrand (Germany v United States of America), the law of …

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