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Anthony J. Bellia

2016

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Re-Examining Customary International Law And The Federal Courts: An Introduction, Anthony J. Bellia Aug 2016

Re-Examining Customary International Law And The Federal Courts: An Introduction, Anthony J. Bellia

Anthony J. Bellia

Legal scholars have debated intensely the role of customary international law in the American federal system. The debate involves serious questions surrounding the United States's constitutional structure, foreign relations, and human rights. Despite an impressive body of scholarship, the debate has stood at an impasse in recent years, without either side garnering a consensus. This symposium–Re-examining Customary International Law and the Federal Courts–aspires to help advance the debate over the status of customary international law in the federal courts.

The symposium received thoughtful and constructive contributions from Professors Curtis A. Bradley, Bradford R. Clark, Andrew Kent, Carlos M. Vizquez, and …