Foreign Policy and International Law

U.S.-EU Joint Statement on Justice and Home Affairs

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On December 11, 2019, the United States and the European Union gathered in Washington for their twice-annual meeting to discuss priorities in the field of Justice and Home Affairs.

President Trump Signs Hong Kong Human Rights Act

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

Also over Thanksgiving week, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, President Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and D

U.S. Secretary of State Announces that Israeli Settlements in West Bank Do Not Violate International Law

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On November 18, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of a longstanding U.S. policy holding Israeli settlements on the West Bank to be unlawful under international law.

U.S. Treasury Lifts Recent Sanctions on Turkey in Light of Ceasefire in Syria

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On October 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it removed sanctions on Turkey imposed on October 14, 2019.

U.S. Sanctions Turkey Over Invasion of Syria

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli