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International Governance

Thoughts on the ICJ’s Decision in Iran v United States and the Trump Administration’s Treaty Withdrawals

The U.S. decision to withdraw from the Treaty of Amity is a prudent, though regrettable, response to Iran's abuse of the treaty. But the withdrawal from the 1961 Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations is an overreaction.

International Law

Document: ICJ Order in Iran Deal Case

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an order establishing certain provisional measures in relation to Iran's claim that the U.S. reimposition of sanctions following President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal violated international law. Specifically, the ICJ ordered that sanctions on Iran's importation of humanitarian goods and goods and services necessary for the safety of civil aviation be lifted until it reaches a final decision on the merits.

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