Foreign Policy and International Law

Venice Commission Publishes Opinion on Draft Russian Legislation Dealing with International Obligations

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On June 18, 2020, the Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) published its

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from WHO

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Friday, May 29, 2020, President Trump announced that as of that date, the U.S. relationgship with the World Health Organization (WHO) is terminated.

U.S. Secretary of State Declares Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous from China

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, declared to Congress that the State Department no longer considers that Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous from China.

Engel and Smith Cite Violation of Section 1234 of NDAA in Letter Opposing Treaty Withdrawal

Author: 
Emma Schoenberger

On May 22, 2020, Eliot L.

Just Published: Exec Summary on Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On April 15, 2020, the

4th Circuit: UK Arbitral Tribunal is a Foreign Tribunal under 28 U.S.C. 1782

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On March 30, 2020, the U.S.

Canadian Supreme Court Permits Suit in Customary Int'l Law Case

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada published its decision on jurisdiction in

2019 Midyear Meeting - Keynote Concluding Remarks

At the Society's November 2019 Midyear Meeting, Blanca Montejo, United Nations Security Council Affairs Division presented a keynote address at the end of the Practitioners’ Forum which provided an overview of the work of the U.N. Security Council and its positive impact on international law. Her poignant comments were worth sharing with those who could not be at the meeting. An updated version of her speech follows.