Extraterritoriality

NYT on the United States' Position on Human Rights Treaties

By Wells Bennett
Friday, March 7, 2014, 9:45 AM

Well worth a read: Charlie Savage's story, for the New York Times, regarding Obama Administration debate over whether the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Convention Against Torture, impose legal obligations on the United States in places beyond its borders.

The piece cites, among other things, two memos written by then-State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh; the 2010 and 2013 documents can be found here and here.