International Law

Tom Ginsburg Discusses Democratic Transition in Tunisia

Tom Ginsburg : « L’essentiel dans une Constitution c’est d’instituer l’indépendance des institutions et celle de la justice et de créer, à cet effet, des juridictions constitutionnelles »
October 12, 2012

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Tom Ginsburg

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez '13 on Hugo Chavez in Foreign Policy

No Exit
Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, '13
Foreign Policy
October 4, 2012

Despite its high crime rate, Venezuela has historically managed to largely avoid the pol

Rethinking the Costs of International Delegations

Daniel Abebe

Assistant Professor of Law Daniel Abebe examines the costs and benefits of international delegations, such as the United Nations, in comparison to domestic delegations such as the Federal Reserve.

A much longer version of this article will appear in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Volume 34, Issue 3. We are grateful to the editors for permission to publish this shortened version. The full article will be linked from our website when it is available.

Seeking the Past: Early Chinese Scholars at the Law School

Robin I. Mordfin

Long before international education was standard, six Chinese men journeyed to Chicago in the 1910s to study law.

The Law School would like to thank Chen Li for his substantial contribution to the research in this article.

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez '13 Discusses Venezuelan Election in Foreign Policy

Venezuela’s Magical Realist Voters
Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, '13
Foreign Policy
September 26, 2012

Even within a region justly famous for its magical realism, Venezuela can seem particularly incomprehensible to outsiders.

JSD Candidate Dawood Ahmed on Riots in Muslim Countries

Taking the bait
Dawood Ahmed
September 17, 2012

The death of the US ambassador to Libya is a troubling and tragic reminder that the pursuit of reform within Muslim countries will not only be challenging, but can easily be derailed by insignificant individuals. Some are already reminding us that the intervention by Nato was a failure. Others are speculating that the project to bring reform to Muslim societies is doomed.

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez '13 on Effects of "Siege Mentality" and Public Disorder on Democratic Movements (in Spanish)

La delincuencia como arma política
Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, '13
el Universal
August 23, 2012

En agosto de 1988 el gobierno militar de Birmania (hoy Myanmar), uno de los regímenes más represivos del mundo, parecía estar al borde del colapso. Un movimiento estudiantil democrático basado en la Universidad de Rangún, la capital, había impulsado a cientos de miles de ciudadanos a tomar la calle.

Eric Posner on the Assange Standoff in London

Assange's London Bunker
Eric Posner
The Wall Street Journal
August 21, 2012

Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks, has holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London, having been granted asylum by the South American nation. The British government seeks to extradite him to Sweden so that he can face charges that he sexually assaulted two women, but under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, British police can't enter Ecuador's Embassy. As soon as Mr.

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Eric Posner

International Law and the Limits of Macroeconomic Cooperation

Eric Posner
Alan O. Sykes

The macroeconomic policies of states can produce significant costs and benefits for other states, yet international macroeconomic cooperation has been one of the weakest areas of international law.

Rethinking the Costs of International Delegations

Daniel Abebe

A prominent criticism of U.S. delegations to international institutions – or international delegations – focuses on agency costs. The criticism begins by drawing a stark contrast between international delegations and domestic delegations. For domestic delegations to agencies, U.S.

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