International Law

Ginsburg Discusses New Book at NYU

Tom Ginsburg Discusses Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes at Colloquium
ConstitutionalTransitions.org
December 3, 2013

On 20 November 2013, Professor Tom Ginsburg presented several chapters from his forthcoming edited volume (co-edited with Alberto Simpser of the University of Chicago), Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes, at the Constitutional Transitions & Global and Comparative Law Colloquium.

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg

JSD Candidate Dawood Ahmed on Legal Justifications for Drone War in Pakistan

America's 'army of lawyers' is almost as deadly as its drones
Dawood Ahmed
The Guardian
November 20, 2013

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Some ascribe this quote to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels; others say Hitler authored the idea.

Eric Posner on Climate Justice vs. a Climate Treaty

You Can Have Either Climate Justice or a Climate Treaty
Eric Posner
Slate.com
November 19, 2013

In the wake of the devastation to the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, a long-standing claim for “climate justice” has re-emerged with new force.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Eric Posner Argues Foreign Citizens Have No Right to Privacy from U.S. Surveillance

Keep Spying on Foreigners, NSA
Eric Posner
Slate.com
November 14, 2013

Amid the burst of outrage over NSA spying on the communications of foreign leaders and citizens is the inevitable hand-wringing over how to stop the NSA from violating people’s privacy.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Preparing for Your Career in International Law

Date: 
11.13.2013
Location: 
Room V

Roundtable discussion with Wes Rist of the American Society of International Law.

Chipotle lunch will be served. Seating is limited!

JSD Candidate Dawood Ahmed's Op-Ed on Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Myanmar: Will anyone speak up for the world's most persecuted minority?
Dawood I. Ahmed and Nadia Ishaq
GlobalPost
October 10, 2013

Myanmar may be the newest poster-child for democracy, but the country continues its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State.

Epstein on Syria and American Leadership

Syria and American Leadership
Richard A. Epstein
Defining Ideas
September 17, 2013

A major question of political theory and statecraft is: What justifies the use of force, and when shall it be exercised? This issue is particularly relevant today given recent events in the Middle East. As a nation, we are struggling with many tough issues. Should we attack Syria? Should we launch a preemptive strike against Iran? Should we back a repressive regime in Egypt?

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Eric Posner on the UN Charter

The U.S. Ignores the U.N. Charter Because It’s Broken
Eric Posner
Slate.com
September 9, 2013

Whether or not President Obama executes the planned military attack on Syria, one thing will be clear: The United Nations charter rules regulating the use of military force lie in ruins. Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power have all said that the Security Council cannot block American action.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner

Eric Posner,"The U.S. Has No Legal Basis to Intervene in Syria"

The U.S. Has No Legal Basis to Intervene in Syria
Eric Posner
Slate.com
August 28, 2013

Inter arma enim silent leges, said the Romans—in times of war, the law falls silent. But ours is a chattier society. Rather than keep silent, our laws speak loudly about war. We just don’t follow them—as the U.S. military intervention in Syria is about to show.

Faculty: 
Eric Posner
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