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International Law And The Humanities: Does Love Of Literature Promotw International Law?, Daniel J. Kornstein Jan 2006

International Law And The Humanities: Does Love Of Literature Promotw International Law?, Daniel J. Kornstein

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Re-examining a basic assumption is always useful. This is so because many serious errors can flow from an assumption uncritically accepted.


The United Nation's Approach To Trade, The Environment And Sustainable Development, Shawkat Alam Jan 2006

The United Nation's Approach To Trade, The Environment And Sustainable Development, Shawkat Alam

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The complex and transboundary nature of current environmental problems has turned them into global issues that intricately link ecology, economics and politics.


El Enfoque De Las Naciones Unidas Sobre El Comercio, El Medio Ambiente Y Desarrollo Sosteniblent, Shawkat Alam Jan 2006

El Enfoque De Las Naciones Unidas Sobre El Comercio, El Medio Ambiente Y Desarrollo Sosteniblent, Shawkat Alam

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

La complejidad de los problemas actuales medioambientales han crecido tanto que han traspasado fronteras y se han convertido en una mezcla intricada de ecologia, economia y politica.


"War" In The American Legal System, Detlev F. Vagts Jan 2006

"War" In The American Legal System, Detlev F. Vagts

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

My role in this symposium is to analyze the concept of "war" as it has evolved in the American legal system.


Enhancing Accountability At The International Level: The Tension Between International Organization And Member State Responsibility And The Underlying Issues At The Stake, Ralph Wilde Jan 2006

Enhancing Accountability At The International Level: The Tension Between International Organization And Member State Responsibility And The Underlying Issues At The Stake, Ralph Wilde

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Since 1945, international organizations have come to play a major role in international and national affairs. All states (apart from the Vatican City) are members of the United Nations and subject to the binding resolutions of the Security Council, such as the series of resolutions imposing a broad range of obligations relating to activities prescribed as 'terrorist';' many states are subject to the jurisdiction of international courts and tribunals, from the WTO dispute settlement process to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea


Application Of Human Rights Treaties Extraterritorially To Detention Of Combatants And Security Internees: Fuzzy Thinking All Around?, Michael J. Dennis Jan 2006

Application Of Human Rights Treaties Extraterritorially To Detention Of Combatants And Security Internees: Fuzzy Thinking All Around?, Michael J. Dennis

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The issue before our panel today is a subpart of a larger question: Are obligations assumed by states under international human rights treaties applicable extraterritorially during periods of armed conflict and military occupation?


Political Conflict And Freedom Of Expression In Venezuela, Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera Jan 2006

Political Conflict And Freedom Of Expression In Venezuela, Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to speak on this important subject. First off, let me start by saying that contrary to popular belief, the freedom of expression and the press are alive and well in Venezuela.


Connecticut And International Law, Houston Putnam Lowry Jan 2006

Connecticut And International Law, Houston Putnam Lowry

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Most states within the United States do not consider international law in their legislative process.


Compliance Assessment And Compliance Enforcement: The Challenge Of Nuclear Noncompliance, Dr. Christopher A. Ford Jan 2006

Compliance Assessment And Compliance Enforcement: The Challenge Of Nuclear Noncompliance, Dr. Christopher A. Ford

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Good morning. The question posed for this panel, about the relationship between weapons of mass destruction (hereinafter "WMD") related noncompliance findings and what you have tactfully described as exceptional actions by states acting together or acting unilaterally, is a provocative and important one.


International Law Weekend Panel On Litigating The Holocaust In U.S. Courts, Monica Dugot Esq. Jan 2006

International Law Weekend Panel On Litigating The Holocaust In U.S. Courts, Monica Dugot Esq.

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

I joined Christie's a little over a year ago as Director of Restitution, coordinating Christie's restitution issues globally.


La Applicacion Del Ada A Naves De Crucero Bajo Bandera Extranjera: El Precedente Del Tribunal Supremo Estadounidense En Spector V. Norwegian Cruise Line Traspasa Las Fronteras De Los Estados Unidos, Jaclyn Sheehan Jan 2006

La Applicacion Del Ada A Naves De Crucero Bajo Bandera Extranjera: El Precedente Del Tribunal Supremo Estadounidense En Spector V. Norwegian Cruise Line Traspasa Las Fronteras De Los Estados Unidos, Jaclyn Sheehan

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

El afio pasado 10.6 millones de personas hojearon los folletos de vacaciones de lineas de crucero' sofiando con navegar el caribe abordo de un crucero de lujo y disfrutar las playas de arena blanca en islas ex6ticas. Estos folletos de las lineas de crucero no s6lo tiran el anzuelo mostrando lugares ex6ticos, sino tambi6n una variedad de actividades ofrecidas a bordo de la nave.


Is International Law A Threat To Democracy: Framing The Question, Andrew Strauss Jan 2006

Is International Law A Threat To Democracy: Framing The Question, Andrew Strauss

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

I'm Andrew Strauss and welcome to our panel: "Is International Law a Threat to Democracy?" We are lucky this afternoon to have with us a very esteemed and ideologically diverse panel.


What Is War? Terrorism As War After 9/11, Jane Gilliland Dalton Jan 2006

What Is War? Terrorism As War After 9/11, Jane Gilliland Dalton

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

This paper addresses the topic of terrorism as war after September 11 th, 2001.


Hate Speech Under The American Convention On Human Rights, Eduardo Bertoni Jan 2006

Hate Speech Under The American Convention On Human Rights, Eduardo Bertoni

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to participate in this conference. Today I would like to address a very important and novel topic in the Americas-the issue of hate speech.


The Importance Of Customary International Law During Armed Conflict, Jordan J. Paust Jan 2006

The Importance Of Customary International Law During Armed Conflict, Jordan J. Paust

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Customary international law is universal in its reach.


Filling The Void: Providing A Framework For The Legal Regulation Of The Military Companent Of The War On Terror Through Application Of Basic Principles Of The Law Of Armed Conflict, Professor Geoffrey S. Corn Jan 2006

Filling The Void: Providing A Framework For The Legal Regulation Of The Military Companent Of The War On Terror Through Application Of Basic Principles Of The Law Of Armed Conflict, Professor Geoffrey S. Corn

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

In 1961, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Mapp v. Ohio' that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution required imposition of the exclusionary rule for evidence improperly seized by State officials.


El Convenio Terrorism Nuclear: Seran Clasificados Los Detenidos Como "Combatientes Enemigos" Por Los Estados Unidos?, Heather R. Demner Jan 2006

El Convenio Terrorism Nuclear: Seran Clasificados Los Detenidos Como "Combatientes Enemigos" Por Los Estados Unidos?, Heather R. Demner

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Mientras las imigenes de los recientes bombardeos producidos en ferrocarriles subterfineos y autobuses en Londres el 7 de julio del 2005 aparecen en peri6dicos y estaciones de noticias alrededor del mundo, la comunidad intemacional revive las imigenes atroces de los atentados terroristas del once de septiembre contra las torres gemelas de Nueva York hacidndoles recordar que la amenaza del terrorismo no ha desaparecido.'


The Role Of International Arbitrators, Susan D. Franck Jan 2006

The Role Of International Arbitrators, Susan D. Franck

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

With the advent of the global economy, arbitration has become the preferred mechanism for resolving international disputes. Today international arbitrators resolve billions of dollars worth of disputes.


The Nuclear Terrorism Convention: Will Detainees Be Classified As "Enemy Combatants" By The United States?, Heather R. Demner Jan 2006

The Nuclear Terrorism Convention: Will Detainees Be Classified As "Enemy Combatants" By The United States?, Heather R. Demner

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

As images of recent bombings in subways and buses in London on July 7, 2005 make their way across newspapers and news stations internationally, the international community relives the atrocious images of the attacks on New York's World Trade Center and is reminded that the threat of terrorism has not vanished


When Is A War Not A War? The Myth Of The Global War On Terror, Mary Ellen O'Connell Jan 2006

When Is A War Not A War? The Myth Of The Global War On Terror, Mary Ellen O'Connell

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The starting point of human rights law is the right of the individual, including the right not to be arbitrarily killed. The international law of armed conflict, which is very much older in its origins than human rights law, starts from totally different premises. The soldier has the right to kill another soldier


Nulclear Non-Proliferation And Unique Issues Of Compliance, Gustavo R. Zlauvinen Jan 2006

Nulclear Non-Proliferation And Unique Issues Of Compliance, Gustavo R. Zlauvinen

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Christopher Ford just spoke about compliance assessment and compliance enforcement, which are two concepts very inter-related and essential to non- proliferation.


Presidential Authority And The War On Terror, Joseph W. Dellapenna Jan 2006

Presidential Authority And The War On Terror, Joseph W. Dellapenna

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

I]t is an established fact that documents justifying and authorizing the abusive treatment ofdetainees during interrogation were approved and distributed


Redefining Imminence: The Use Of Force Against Threats And Armed Attacks In The Twenty-First Century, Dominika Svarc Jan 2006

Redefining Imminence: The Use Of Force Against Threats And Armed Attacks In The Twenty-First Century, Dominika Svarc

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Contemporary global security threats pose a serious challenge to the existing international legal regime on the use of force.


The 2005 Hague Convention On Choice Of Court Clauses, Andrea Schulz Jan 2006

The 2005 Hague Convention On Choice Of Court Clauses, Andrea Schulz

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

On June 30, 2005, the Twentieth Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law unanimously adopted a new Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.


Origins Of The Recent Wars Of Choice And Their Impact On U.S. Global Markets, Ismael Hossein-Zadeh Jan 2006

Origins Of The Recent Wars Of Choice And Their Impact On U.S. Global Markets, Ismael Hossein-Zadeh

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

While they may have been immoral, external military operations of past empires often proved profitable and, therefore,justifiable on economic grounds.


Diminishing Borders In Trade And Terrorism: An Examination Of Regional Apllicability Of Gatt Article Xxi National Security Trade Sanctions, Eric J. Lobsinger Jan 2006

Diminishing Borders In Trade And Terrorism: An Examination Of Regional Apllicability Of Gatt Article Xxi National Security Trade Sanctions, Eric J. Lobsinger

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The concept of "war" has undergone extensive usage in U.S. foreign policy since the terrorist attacks of September 11,2001.


The Importance Of Defining "War": Terrorism, Torture, Humanitarian Intervention And Private Military Companies, Joseph Runzo, Ph.D. Jan 2006

The Importance Of Defining "War": Terrorism, Torture, Humanitarian Intervention And Private Military Companies, Joseph Runzo, Ph.D.

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

As the immediate aftermath of 9-11 illustrated, war-and the threat of war-brings people in a society closer together as they look for security


The Republic Of Acastus V. The State Of Rubia: The Case Concerning The Elysian Fields, Cora Charly Von Der Heide, Jessica Henopp, Sore Jotten, Felix Machts, Torben Spliedt Jan 2006

The Republic Of Acastus V. The State Of Rubia: The Case Concerning The Elysian Fields, Cora Charly Von Der Heide, Jessica Henopp, Sore Jotten, Felix Machts, Torben Spliedt

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

The differences between the Republic of Acastus and the State of Rubria concerning the Elysian Fields have been brought before the International Court of Justice in accordance with Article 40(1) of its statute by notification of the Compromis for Submission to the International Court of Justice of the Differences between the Republic of Acastus (Applicant) and the State of Rubria (Respondent) Concerning the Elysian Fields.


Listening To The Enemy: The President's Power To Conduct Surveillance Of Enemy Communications During Time Of War, John C. Eastman Jan 2006

Listening To The Enemy: The President's Power To Conduct Surveillance Of Enemy Communications During Time Of War, John C. Eastman

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

Ever since the New York Times published classified information in December 2005' about the efforts by the National Security Agency to intercept enemy communications to or from sources in the United States (as authorized by the President in his capacity as Commander-In-Chief), there has been a great hew and cry about the President's "illegal" conduct.


The Western Response To 9/11, Philip Towle Jan 2006

The Western Response To 9/11, Philip Towle

ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law

It was politically and strategically unwise for the Bush administration to use the term "war on terror" after 9/11.