International Law

Kalantry on Human Rights Issues Overlooked in US/India Diplomatic Flap

Human Rights Concerns Missed on Both Sides of the India-U.S. fallout over the Treatment of an Indian diplomat
Sital Kalantry
December 19, 2013

The Indian government is outraged because a mid-level Indian diplomat was strip-searched before she was sent to jail on charges of paying her domestic worker below minimum wages ($3 dollars an hour) and lying about it in official documents to the U.S.

Ginsburg Discusses New Book at NYU

Tom Ginsburg Discusses Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes at Colloquium
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.

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
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.

Eric A. Posner

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

Keep Spying on Foreigners, NSA
Eric Posner
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.

Eric A. Posner

Jamil Dakwar, "Why International Human Rights Matter in the United States"

Jamil Dakwar is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.

Preparing for Your Career in International Law

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
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?

Richard A. Epstein

Eric Posner on the UN Charter

The U.S. Ignores the U.N. Charter Because It’s Broken
Eric Posner
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.

Eric A. Posner
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