International Law

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More than any other policy area, the conduct of security affairs implicates legal systems beyond our own domestic law. Despite a deep-seated American distrust of international law, a web of international norms, treaties and agreements compels the United States to defend its conduct in terms intelligible to the world at large. As policymakers grapple with issues from cyberwar to targeted killings, legal expertise in international humanitarian law, the law of armed conflict, and a myriad other areas of international law will only become more crucial.

 

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Winter Supplement for 'Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials'

Here is the Winter 2020 Supplement for Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (7th ed. 2020). These materials cover, among other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Nestle v. Doe, which disallowed on extraterritoriality grounds a suit under the Alien Tort Statute against domestic corporations; the Court’s interpretation of the FSIA’s property takings exception in Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp; the Court’s disallowance of a damages suit against a U.S. official for a cross-border shooting in Hernandez v.

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