A review of Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History. By John Fabian Witt. New York, N.Y.: Free Press. 2012. Pp. viii, 248. $32.00. Read full article (PDF) … [Read more...] about International Law as American History
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I. Introduction The Christian community in Iraq has survived conquests by Arabs, Huns, and Turks over the two millennia since the birth of Christianity. However, the latest danger to Iraq’s Christians, who include Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Catholics, poses the largest threat that this community has faced yet. In post-Saddam Iraq, a lethal combination of a Western … [Read more...] about Saving an Ancient Community
I. INTRODUCTION Despite years of negotiations aimed at addressing transnational corruption, the international community has failed to establish an effective international legal regime to curb the problem. After providing an outline of the problem and a brief history of attempts to address it, this Commentary considers some possible explanations for the international … [Read more...] about The Failure to Negotiate Effective International Measures Against Transnational Bribery
I. Introduction In September 2010, a two-judge Second Circuit majority ruled that corporations are immune from liability under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). This statute, which grants aliens access to federal district courts, has emerged as a controversial tool for international norm enforcement in the last thirty years. The unexpected decision to foreclose … [Read more...] about Kiobel and Corporate Immunity Under the Alien Tort Statute
The decision of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia to sentence Duch, the brutal Chairman of S-21 and the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, to a mere nineteen years in prison exemplifies the disturbing tendency of international criminal tribunals to issue sentences of pedestrian severity to the world’s very worst criminals. This article examines the sociopolitical … [Read more...] about Exploring the Curious Lenience of International Criminal Law