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Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

International Law

2002

International Law

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"Artillery Lends Dignity To What Otherwise Would Be A Common Brawl": An Essay On Post-Modern Warfare And The Classification Of Captured Adversaries, Ralph Michael Stein Jan 2002

"Artillery Lends Dignity To What Otherwise Would Be A Common Brawl": An Essay On Post-Modern Warfare And The Classification Of Captured Adversaries, Ralph Michael Stein

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

This essay allows the writer to enter a fluid fray being played out almost day-by-day in the media and, of course, where it counts: in the administration of President George W. Bush. Conscious of the ebbs and drifts of both the current debates and desperately anxious not to be preempted by the march of a swiftly moving time frame, this essay suggests an approach to U.S. integration of generally accepted rules for the treatment of POWs that will advance both the war on terrorism and America's need to embrace the reality of the globalization of humanistic mores and notions about …


Cluster Bombs Over Kosovo: A Violation Of International Law?, Thomas Michael Mcdonnell Jan 2002

Cluster Bombs Over Kosovo: A Violation Of International Law?, Thomas Michael Mcdonnell

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

As the United States continues to fight a war against private terror organizations, we and our coalition partners must avoid resorting to terror ourselves, lest our moral and legal standing be undermined. Both in Afghanistan and in Kosovo, the United States employed a weapon that violates the spirit if not the letter of humanitarian law. That weapon, the cluster bomb, unduly endangers and terrorizes civilians. Although focusing primarily on NATO's use of this weapon in Serbia and its Kosovo province, the thesis of this Article also applies to the United States' employing cluster bombs in our war in Afghanistan, a …


Befogged Vision: International Environmental Law A Decade After Rio, Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 2002

Befogged Vision: International Environmental Law A Decade After Rio, Nicholas A. Robinson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Environmental management has emerged as an important element of governance in practically every nation. This was not the case before the United Nations convened the 1972 Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. After Stockholm, nations learned to build environmental ministries and work across sectors nationally, and discovered how difficult it is to reshape entrenched national practices in order to curb pollution and conserve natural resources. With growing experience and knowledge, nations came to realize that no one government alone could safeguard the environment, and that international cooperation would need to be enhanced.


Strengthening Sustainable Development In Regional Inter-Governmental Governance: Lessons From The 'Asean Way', Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 2002

Strengthening Sustainable Development In Regional Inter-Governmental Governance: Lessons From The 'Asean Way', Nicholas A. Robinson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

ASEAN was founded with the 1967 Bangkok Declaration in order to encourage stable relations among its original member states, i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, and to resist destabilizing influences from the war in Viet Nam. The means to stability was to promote economic, social and cultural cooperation in the spirit of equality and partnership. A formal treaty system was not required. As the Viet Nam war ended, ASEAN held its first Summit Meeting in Bali (1976), followed by the 1977 Summit in Kuala Lumpur, where cooperation on regional industrializations was launched. In this first phase of cooperation, …