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Authorizations For The Use Of Force, International Law, And The "Charming Betsy" Canon, Ingrid Wuerth Mar 2005

Authorizations For The Use Of Force, International Law, And The "Charming Betsy" Canon, Ingrid Wuerth

Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Publications

Although international law has figured prominently in many disputes around actions of the U.S. military, the precise relationship between international law and the President's war powers has gone largely unexplored. This Article seeks to clarify one important aspect of that relationship: the role of international law in determining the scope of Congress's general authorizations for the use of force. In the seminal case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, the plurality opinion used international law to interpret the authorization by Congress for the use of force, but did so without adequate attention to the content or interpretive function of international law. This …


The Report Of The U.N. High-Level Panel And The Use Of Force In Iraq In 2003, Feisal Amin Istrabadi Jan 2005

The Report Of The U.N. High-Level Panel And The Use Of Force In Iraq In 2003, Feisal Amin Istrabadi

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Introduction And Postscript: Partial Progress On Un Reform, Douglass Cassel Jan 2005

Introduction And Postscript: Partial Progress On Un Reform, Douglass Cassel

Journal Articles

The conference on Reforming the United Nations: The use of force to safeguard international security and human rights, co-sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Faculty of Law as their Fourth Annual Transatlantic Dialogue, was held in January 2005.

Its timing was propitious. It was held one month after publication of the report of the prestigious and geographically diverse High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, appointed by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Among many other proposals to reform the UN, the High-Level Panel recommended expansion of the Security Council, new guidelines for use of force …


Preventive Use Of Force: The Case Of Iraq, Feisal Amin Istrabadi, Henry Bienen, Jan Wouters, David Hannay Jan 2005

Preventive Use Of Force: The Case Of Iraq, Feisal Amin Istrabadi, Henry Bienen, Jan Wouters, David Hannay

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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